Glen B. Gainer III, State Auditor
Glen B. Gainer III was born in Parkersburg in 1960, to Glen B. Gainer Jr. and Sally Gainer.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of Charleston in 1982 and attended The Washington Center, a leadership-building academic internship program in Washington, D.C.
In 1984, Gainer married Susan Ryder of Minnehaha Springs, Pocahontas County.
The Gainers, who live in Parkersburg, have two sons, John and Joshua.
After four years with the State Treasurer’s Office, three years with the State Department of Energy, and a year in the private sector, Gainer was elected West Virginia’s 19th State Auditor in November 1992. He was re-elected in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. His father also served as State Auditor, from 1977 to 1993.
As Auditor, Gainer serves as the State’s official bookkeeper, Chief Inspector and Supervisor over Public Offices, Securities Commissioner and Commissioner of Delinquent and Non-entered lands.
Gainer serves as vice chairman of the West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board; trustee of the West Virginia Investment Management Board and chairman of its Audit Committee; trustee of the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments and chairman of its Investment Committee; chairman of the Interstate Commerce Appeals Board; a member of the Armory Board; a member of the Board of Public Works; and a member of several other State boards and commissions.
Gainer also serves as chairman of the board of directors of the National White Collar Crime Center; past president of the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council; past president of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers; past president of the National Association of Comptrollers; a member of the National Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants; and president of the West Virginia Jump$tart Coalition. He was listed in Who’s Who in American Politics.
Additionally, Auditor Gainer is active in local church and community activities.