Garth Ashpaugh, Ashpaugh & Sculco, CPAs, PLC
Garth Ashpauch has over 40 years of accounting and utility regulatory experience. His previous experience includes consulting since 1991 and working as Audit Supervisor with the Missouri Public Service Commission. He holds licenses as a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Missouri and Florida. He served 4 terms on the Board of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (“NATOA”) as its Secretary/Treasurer and was made a Life Member.
He has worked since 1992 for over 200 cities and counties on municipal utility contract and franchise related matters related to telecommunications, cable, electric, and natural gas utilities. He has worked for cities and counties as an independent consultant, including reviews of franchise and PEG fees and sales taxes, as well as litigation support as an expert witness.
Mr. Ashpaugh has reviewed and recalculated franchise fees paid to the local authorities and performed detailed financial analyses related to franchise renewals and transfers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. He has assisted in the filing of comments with the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC").
His firm, Ashpaugh & Sculco, CPAs, PLC (“A&S”), provides a broad spectrum of rate, financial and management services, with special emphasis on franchise and franchise-related issues including assistance in cable television, telephone, and telecommunications franchise fee and regulatory matters. A&S has completed over 100 cable franchise and PEG fee projects.
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