The Role of the County Controller Topic of Lecture at Harrisburg University

The function and responsibility of the Dauphin County Controller as the Chief Fiscal Officer will be the topic a lecture open for the community that is set for noon to 1 p.m., October 20, 2016, at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

The free lecture entitled, “Understanding What the Controller Does”,  will feature Timothy DeFoor, Controller for the Office of the Dauphin County Controller and a 2015 graduate of Harrisburg University. He plans to discuss the differences and similarities between controllers and comptrollers, the authority of the County Controller, a general overview of county government, the different boards the Controller is on, and other topics relating to the topic.

DeFoor was sworn in as Dauphin County Controller on January 4, 2016, becoming the first African-American ever to be elected as a county row officer from either political party. A retired Special Agent with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Section,  DeFoor is also a former Special Investigator with the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General and served in compliance, fraud and auditing roles with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Booz Allen Hamilton, CSC, Health Integrity, and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Refreshments will be provided at this no-cost lecture. Seating is limited.  RSVP online at

This talk is part of the Financial Literacy Education Series at HU, organized by Dr. Jay Liebowitz, Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance at the University.

The University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg, PA.