Kathy McGuiness

State Auditor, State Auditor Office


Being a part of something bigger has always been a part of McGuiness’ work. “Making the change happen,” is something she says she loves to do. As the founding president for Rehoboth Main Street, she saw the need to build up the beach’s shoulder season attractions.

Today as the state auditor, she’s holding the state accountable on behalf of all its residents. McGuiness comes from an entrepreneurial family and saw the importance of volunteering and being a part of a community early on. As a business owner in Rehoboth, she continued to expand the beach’s offerings so rent could be paid with more than three months of profits.

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“I firmly believe it takes a village,” she says. She’s still volunteering in her community and brings her children along to pass on the tradition. What McGuiness loves most about her job as state auditor is seeing progress and results.

She talks with other state auditors around the country to learn their best practices to continue to offer Delawareans more. “I always want to improve,” she says. Her advice to other women is to let no one tell you “no” if there’s something specific you want to achieve. “Follow it,” she says.

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