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Tera K. Klutz was appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb in January 2017 to serve as the 57th Auditor of State. Tera is the first certified public accountant to hold the state-wide separately elected office and has a membership with the Government Finance Officials Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Tera serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the State of Indiana. She has four primary duties including accounting for all of the State's funds; overseeing and disbursing county, city, town, and school tax distributions; paying the State's bills; and paying the State's employees.
Most recently Tera served as the Allen County Auditor, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. First elected in 2010 by earning nearly 70% of the general election vote, she was re-elected to a second term in 2014. Prior to serving as Allen County Auditor, Tera served eight years as Allen County’s Chief Deputy Auditor.
From 2013 through 2016, Tera was very active with Association of Indiana Counties’ Legislative Committee. As Chair, Tera 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.
Tera’s leadership and participation in the Indiana Association of Counties led to her being the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding County Auditor of the Year award. Also actively involved with Indiana’s other 91 elected county auditors, Tera was nominated and elected by her fellow Indiana county auditors to serve as the 2017 President-elect of the Indiana Auditor’s Association.
Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana Tera graduated from Elmhurst High School as the valedictorian of her graduating class. Tera earned her Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Indiana University – Fort Wayne and passed the Indiana Board of Accountancy CPA. She is actively involved in her community and serves as a Lunch Buddy in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and leader of a small group bible study organized through the St. Michael Lutheran Church.
Tera is married to Zach Klutz. They have two daughters, Alyx and Julian whom they are extremely proud. Tera is focused on ensuring the fiscal integrity of the Auditor’s office & state government is brought to the highest level which all Hoosiers deserve.