The following persons were among the original 291 charter members in 1983-84 when GFOA was organized and are still active members today (current agencies/firms are listed). GFOA currently has around 1,000 members.

Ernie Gelpi, Kushner, LaGraize LLP
J. Michael Inzina, ALTEC, Inc.
Joseph Lane, Jr., LA Delta Community College
Timothy J. Palmatier, Jefferson Parish
C. Grant Schlueter, Foley & Judell
Kenneth Thompson, Retired
Hugh Walmsley, Reliant Investment Management
Erroll Williams, New Orleans Assessor