Tera Klutz

Tera Klutz
57th Auditor of Indiana
Assumed office
January 9, 2017
Governor Eric Holcomb
Preceded by Suzanne Crouch
Auditor of Allen County
In office
2010–2017
Preceded by Lisa Borgmann
Succeeded by Nick Jordan
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Zach Klutz
Children 2
Education Purdue University, Fort Wayne (BS)

Tera Klutz is a CPA and the Auditor of Indiana. She was appointed to the position after her predecessor, Suzanne Crouch resigned to become Lieutenant Governor of Indiana.[1]

Biography

Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Klutz graduated from Elmhurst High School as the valedictorian of her graduating class. Klutz is a certified public accountant who worked as an accountant and auditor with both PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Crowe Chizek. She won election as the auditor of Allen County, Indiana, in 2010 and won re-election in 2014. Before becoming county auditor, Klutz served as Allen County’s Chief Deputy Auditor under Lisa Borgmann from 2002 to 2010.[2] Her predecessor was Renee Rousseau.[3] From 2013 through 2016, Klutz was very active with Association of Indiana Counties’ Legislative Committee. As Chair, she oversaw and directed the Association’s legislative priorities by assisting in the analysis and review of proposed legislation and regularly testified before committees of the Indiana General Assembly.[4] Klutz earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne.[5]

Appointment

Klutz was appointed by Governor-elect Eric Holcomb on January 2, 2017.[6] She was sworn in on January 9, 2017.[7] She is the first certified public accountant to be Indiana auditor.[8] Nick Jordan, her Chief Deputy Auditor, replaced her as Allen County Auditor.[9]

Tenure

Klutz promised that she will continue to focus on internal controls and increasing transparency through use of technology.[10] On July 19, 2017, Klutz announced that Indiana had a $42 million surplus and reserves of nearly $1.8 billion.[11]

Personal

Tera is married to Zach Klutz. They have two daughters, Alyx and Julian.[12]

Awards

  • Recipient of the 2016 Outstanding County Auditor of the Year award

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Suzanne Crouch
Auditor of Indiana
2017–present
Incumbent
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