Kay Rogers was raised in rural Butler County, OH, just outside of Cincinnati. Having worked on the inaugural campaign on U.S. Congressman John Boehner, she wanted to serve her community through an elected office. In 1994, she got her chance when she was elected to a 4-year term as Butler County Auditor while she was also a practicing CPA and a Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFM). She would be re-elected three more time but she was forced to resign when a scandal involving a large telecommunications project rocked the county. While never receiving any money or kickback, documents she signed were used to perpetrate bank fraud, without her knowledge, in the amount of $4 million. Kay attempted to help the authorities in their widespread corruption investigation by working as an FBI informant, recording hundreds of meetings with political operatives in Butler County. She would end up pleading guilty and was sentenced to 2-years in federal prison.
Kay’s story is one that provides insights into government corruption and the responsibilities of a person in elected office. Her presentation focuses on:
- Professional Skepticism
- Due Diligence
- Government Corruption
- Culture In Local Government
- Document Handling and Governmental Procedures
- Working Undercover for FBI
Kay has an accounting degree from Xavier University.