Timothy L. DeFoor was sworn in as Pennsylvania's 50th Auditor General on January 19, 2021.
Tim started his career in public service as a Special Investigator with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Inspector General, where he investigated government and contractor fraud, waste, and abuse within state government. Tim then went on to become a Special Agent with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Attorney General, investigating Medicaid fraud and illegal prescription drug diversion. Later, he became a Fraud Investigator and Internal Auditor for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Health Plan and various federal contractors.
In 2015, Tim was elected as Dauphin County Controller, where he quickly earned a reputation as a fiscal watchdog and trusted leader, saving and recovering more than a million taxpayer dollars during his first term in office. He has also worked to create Dauphin County's first Audit Division, and prepared the first Dauphin County Retirement Fund Report.
To protect taxpayers, Tim also changed how Dauphin County reported its finances to a comprehensive, detailed, and transparent financial report. His efforts earned his office Dauphin County's first-ever award for financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.
With more than 25 years of combined experience in law enforcement and auditing, in both public service and private industries, Tim is uniquely qualified to serve Pennsylvania citizens.
Growing up in Harrisburg, Tim has always been committed to giving back to the community he loves. Tim currently serves on and is the former Chair of the Harrisburg Area Community College Foundation Board of Directors, State YMCA of Pennsylvania Board of Directors, and the Chris "Handles" Franklin Foundation Board of Directors. Tim is also a member of the Greater Harrisburg Area NAACP and the Pennsylvania State Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #78.
Tim is also very passionate about financial literacy being taught to adults, educators, and Pennsylvania students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Tim has an Associate's of Arts degree in Para-Legal Studies from Harrisburg Area Community College, a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Sociology/History from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master's of Science degree in Project Management from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.