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Denny Nester
Interim City Auditor

Denny Nester
The City Auditor is appointed by, and reports directly to, the City Council of the City of Colorado Springs. By reporting directly to the City Council, the City Auditor remains independent and can provide objective analysis of the various operations of the City, including Memorial Hospital and Colorado Springs Utilities. The City Auditor and staff provide financial audits, attestation services, performance audits, and limited special projects where independence and objectivity are required.

On February 4, 2010, Denny L. Nester assumed the role and responsibilities of the Interim City Auditor for the City of Colorado Springs.  Denny has been employed by the Office of the City Auditor since April 2000.  Prior to his appointment as Interim City Auditor, Denny was serving the citizens of Colorado Springs as the Assistant City Auditor. 

Prior to his relocation to Colorado Springs, Denny was a Senior Auditor for the City of Chesapeake, Virginia, where he had also worked as a Utilities Accounting Supervisor and Revenue Analyst.  He also worked as the Vice President and Controller for a small HVAC company in Suffolk, Virginia, before beginning his public service career.

Denny Nester earned his MBA from Purdue University?s Krannert Graduate School of Management in 1983.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor.  Denny also holds designations as a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Government Audit Professional (CGAP). 

Denny is active in local professional associations.  He currently serves as President of the Colorado Springs Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.  He is also active with the local chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Denny participates in several national professional associations.  Denny is the Chair of the Long Term Conference Planning Committee for the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA).  He is a member of the 2010 Membership Awards Advisory Committee for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

As the father of three children (Eric, Todd, and Courtenay), you may see Denny participating in local events such as fund raising for Liberty High School?s Band.  He is a member of the Creative Arts Team at the Community Church of the Rockies, where he often plays the keyboard.  Denny is married (26 years) to his wife Jill and lives in Colorado Springs. 


Address & Contact Information
107 N. Nevada Avenue
Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: 719-385-5991
FAX: 719-385-5699

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