Thomas McTavish

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Thomas McTavish
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Michigan Auditor General
Former officeholder
In office
1989 - 2014
PredecessorCharles S. Jones
Base salary$157,202
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
Office website
Thomas McTavish is the former Michigan Auditor General. He assumed office in 1989 and served until his retirement in 2014.[1]


McTavish is a retired captain in the U.S. Navy. He served as an associate lecturer for 16 years at Pennsylvania State University and local community colleges teaching business courses. He worked as an audit manager at a CPA firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania prior to his entrance into politics. He is a member of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT) and National State Auditors Association (NSAA).[2]


  • Bachelor's degree, Pennsylvania State University[2]

Political Career

Michigan Auditor General (1989 - 2014)

McTavish was first appointed by the Michigan State Legislature as Michigan Auditor General in 1989.[2] McTavish worked with the legislature to increase the efficacy of the auditor position in Michigan. For his work, McTavish was awarded the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) "Outstanding CPA in Government" award in 2009. He retired from the office in 2014.[1][3]



McTavish was first appointed as Michigan Auditor General by the Michigan State Legislature in 1989.[2]

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Michigan Office of the Auditor General
201 N. Washington Square, 6th Floor
Lansing, Michigan 48913

Phone: (517) 334-8050
Fax: (517) 334-8079

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Preceded by
Charles S. Jones
Michigan Auditor General
Succeeded by
Doug Ringler