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J. Anthony ("Tony") Ogden is the Deputy Inspector General. As such, he oversees the operations of the OIG's Offices of Audits and Evaluations, Information Technology, Investigations, and Management and Strategic Initiatives. He has served as the Deputy Inspector General since February 2012.

Prior to serving in this role, Mr. Ogden was the General Counsel to the Inspector General at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency OIG, and before serving at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, he was the Inspector General for the U.S. Government Printing Office. Mr. Ogden also chaired the Legislation Committee for the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency for two years and served on the council's Executive Committee.

Prior to his federal government experience, Mr. Ogden served as the Litigation and Compliance Counsel for the Tobacco Project at the National Association of Attorneys General, where he worked on economic issues arising from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, assisted states with enforcement matters, and coordinated state and federal enforcement legislation on issues related to the agreement. He is a former Assistant Attorney General for the state of Colorado and has also worked as an attorney in private practice, focusing on civil litigation, administrative law, and workers' compensation matters. His public service includes appointments to the Denver Public Safety Review Commission and the Denver Mayor/Council Youth and Violence Task Force.

Mr. Ogden received his bachelor of arts in psychology with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds a juris doctor from the University of Denver, College of Law. Mr. Ogden is also an alumnus of the Leadership for a Democratic Society program at the Federal Executive Institute.

Melissa Heist is the Associate Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations. In that capacity, she oversees audits and evaluations of the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the programs and operations of the Board and the CFPB; the agencies' compliance with applicable laws and regulations; the effectiveness of their internal controls; and the presentation and accuracy of the Board's and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's financial statements.

Prior to her position with the OIG for the Board and the CFPB, Ms. Heist was the Assistant Inspector General for Audit at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) OIG. She led the first audits of EPA's financial statements and established the OIG's forensic audit division. She also led a U.S. Comptroller General workgroup consisting of federal, state, and local auditors that reported on ways to improve accountability over federal grant dollars.

Ms. Heist has over 30 years of audit, evaluation, management, and leadership experience gained at a wide range of federal agencies, including EPA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Naval Audit Service, the U.S. Information Agency, and the U.S. Department of Education. She is the recipient of the President's Quality Award and the Presidential Rank Award, the highest level of performance recognition given to federal executives, and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency's Alexander Hamilton Award for outstanding achievement in improving the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of EPA's operations. She is a member of the Federal Audit Executive Council and served as Chair of its Human Resources Committee.

Ms. Heist has a bachelor of science in business administration from Geneva College and is a certified public accountant.

Peter Sheridan serves as Assistant Inspector General for Information Technology. In that capacity, he oversees audits of the economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and security of the information technology programs and systems of the Board and the CFPB; the development of data analytics approaches and methodologies to support OIG audits and investigations; and the maintenance of an efficient and economical information technology infrastructure to support all OIG operations and employees.

Mr. Sheridan has over 28 years of experience managing and directing information technology audits within a complex federal environment. He has specialized knowledge of OIG programs, activities, and functions and is experienced in developing short- and long-range information technology audit strategic plans to address mission criticality and risk. Before joining the OIG for the Board and the CFPB, he served as a senior auditor at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation OIG and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board OIG. Mr. Sheridan is active in the Inspector General community, currently serving as Chair of the Federal Audit Executive Council's Information Technology Committee.

Mr. Sheridan holds a bachelor of business administration from Iona College, and he is a certified public accountant and certified information systems auditor. He also has received a graduate degree in banking from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.

Alberto Rivera-Fournier is the Associate Inspector General for Management and Strategic Initiatives. In this role, he is responsible for managing the OIG's strategic planning, management operations, organizational health and performance, communications, and congressional and media relations.

Previously, he was Counsel to the Inspector General at the Export-Import Bank of the United States OIG and Counsel to the Inspector General/Assistant Inspector General for Administration at the U.S. Government Printing Office OIG. As Counsel, he provided administrative, management, and professional legal counsel and advice to the Inspector General, senior managers, and staff on a wide range of complex legal, administrative, audit, inspections, and investigative issues. In addition, he was responsible for policy, personnel, budget, administration, strategic planning, ethics, and congressional and media relations. He has also served as an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, and as Deputy General Counsel at the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration.

Mr. Rivera-Fournier holds a bachelor of arts in Latin American studies from Wesleyan University and a juris doctor with honors from The George Washington University Law School.

Jacqueline M. Becker was appointed Associate Inspector General for Legal Services and Counsel to the Inspector General in 2010. She oversees and leads the Office of Legal Services, which provides legal advice to the Inspector General and OIG staff on all legal matters, including strategic analysis; research; and representation in support of OIG projects, activities, and operations. In addition, Legal Services conducts the OIG’s legislation and regulatory review function, as mandated by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended; and advises the OIG on congressional and media relations issues.

Ms. Becker has over 20 years of federal OIG legal experience. Prior to her appointment as Associate Inspector General, Ms. Becker served as Assistant Inspector General for Legal Services, Senior Counsel, and Senior Attorney in the OIG’s Office of Legal Services. Before joining the Board in 2005, she served for 10 years as Senior Attorney to the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Energy OIG.

Ms. Becker was elected as Chair of the Council of Counsels to the Inspectors General (CCIG) in 2012. As chair, she led over 300 Inspector General Counsels from across the government on legal issues of mutual concern. She is the recipient of various CCIG awards and serves on several CIGIE workgroups that address OIG community-wide legal and strategic issues. Ms. Becker also serves on numerous Board workgroups and councils. She has also lectured on issues of leadership, the roles and responsibilities of Inspectors General, and Inspector General independence, including presentations to officials of foreign governments.

Ms. Becker received her bachelor of arts in political science from Purdue University in 1990 and her juris doctor from the John Marshall Law School in 1993. She is also an alumna of the Harvard Business School’s High Potential Leader Executive Education Program. In 2013, Ms. Becker received a graduate degree in banking from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. She is admitted to the Illinois Bar.

 

OIG senior leadership organizational chart Inspector General:Mark Bialek Deputy Inspector General:J. Anthony Ogden reports to the Inspector General Office of Audits and Evaluations:Melissa Heist reports to the Deputy Inspector General Office of Information Technology:Peter Sheridan reports to the Deputy Inspector General Office of Management & Strategic Initiatives:Alberto Rivera-Fournier reports to the Deputy Inspector General Office of Legal Services:Jacqueline Becker reports to the Inspector General

Deputy Inspector General

J. Anthony Ogden

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J. Anthony ("Tony") Ogden is the Deputy Inspector General. As such, he oversees the operations of the OIG's Offices of Audits and Evaluations, Information Technology, Investigations, and Management and Strategic Initiatives. He has served as the Deputy Inspector General since February 2012.

Prior to serving in this role, Mr. Ogden was the General Counsel to the Inspector General at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency OIG, and before serving at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, he was the Inspector General for the U.S. Government Printing Office. Mr. Ogden also chaired the Legislation Committee for the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency for two years and served on the council's Executive Committee.

Prior to his federal government experience, Mr. Ogden served as the Litigation and Compliance Counsel for the Tobacco Project at the National Association of Attorneys General, where he worked on economic issues arising from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, assisted states with enforcement matters, and coordinated state and federal enforcement legislation on issues related to the agreement. He is a former Assistant Attorney General for the state of Colorado and has also worked as an attorney in private practice, focusing on civil litigation, administrative law, and workers' compensation matters. His public service includes appointments to the Denver Public Safety Review Commission and the Denver Mayor/Council Youth and Violence Task Force.

Mr. Ogden received his bachelor of arts in psychology with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds a juris doctor from the University of Denver, College of Law. Mr. Ogden is also an alumnus of the Leadership for a Democratic Society program at the Federal Executive Institute.

Office of Audits and Evaluations

Melissa Heist

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Melissa Heist is the Associate Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations. In that capacity, she oversees audits and evaluations of the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the programs and operations of the Board and the CFPB; the agencies' compliance with applicable laws and regulations; the effectiveness of their internal controls; and the presentation and accuracy of the Board's and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's financial statements.

Prior to her position with the OIG for the Board and the CFPB, Ms. Heist was the Assistant Inspector General for Audit at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) OIG. She led the first audits of EPA's financial statements and established the OIG's forensic audit division. She also led a U.S. Comptroller General workgroup consisting of federal, state, and local auditors that reported on ways to improve accountability over federal grant dollars.

Ms. Heist has over 30 years of audit, evaluation, management, and leadership experience gained at a wide range of federal agencies, including EPA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Naval Audit Service, the U.S. Information Agency, and the U.S. Department of Education. She is the recipient of the President's Quality Award and the Presidential Rank Award, the highest level of performance recognition given to federal executives, and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency's Alexander Hamilton Award for outstanding achievement in improving the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of EPA's operations. She is a member of the Federal Audit Executive Council and served as Chair of its Human Resources Committee.

Ms. Heist has a bachelor of science in business administration from Geneva College and is a certified public accountant.

Office of Information Technology

Peter Sheridan

Peter Sheridan

Peter Sheridan serves as Assistant Inspector General for Information Technology. In that capacity, he oversees audits of the economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and security of the information technology programs and systems of the Board and the CFPB; the development of data analytics approaches and methodologies to support OIG audits and investigations; and the maintenance of an efficient and economical information technology infrastructure to support all OIG operations and employees.

Mr. Sheridan has over 28 years of experience managing and directing information technology audits within a complex federal environment. He has specialized knowledge of OIG programs, activities, and functions and is experienced in developing short- and long-range information technology audit strategic plans to address mission criticality and risk. Before joining the OIG for the Board and the CFPB, he served as a senior auditor at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation OIG and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board OIG. Mr. Sheridan is active in the Inspector General community, currently serving as Chair of the Federal Audit Executive Council's Information Technology Committee.

Mr. Sheridan holds a bachelor of business administration from Iona College, and he is a certified public accountant and certified information systems auditor. He also has received a graduate degree in banking from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.

Office of Management & Strategic Initiatives

Alberto Rivera-Fournier

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Alberto Rivera-Fournier is the Associate Inspector General for Management and Strategic Initiatives. In this role, he is responsible for managing the OIG's strategic planning, management operations, organizational health and performance, communications, and congressional and media relations.

Previously, he was Counsel to the Inspector General at the Export-Import Bank of the United States OIG and Counsel to the Inspector General/Assistant Inspector General for Administration at the U.S. Government Printing Office OIG. As Counsel, he provided administrative, management, and professional legal counsel and advice to the Inspector General, senior managers, and staff on a wide range of complex legal, administrative, audit, inspections, and investigative issues. In addition, he was responsible for policy, personnel, budget, administration, strategic planning, ethics, and congressional and media relations. He has also served as an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, and as Deputy General Counsel at the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration.

Mr. Rivera-Fournier holds a bachelor of arts in Latin American studies from Wesleyan University and a juris doctor with honors from The George Washington University Law School.

Office of Legal Services

Jacqueline Becker

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Jacqueline M. Becker was appointed Associate Inspector General for Legal Services and Counsel to the Inspector General in 2010. She oversees and leads the Office of Legal Services, which provides legal advice to the Inspector General and OIG staff on all legal matters, including strategic analysis; research; and representation in support of OIG projects, activities, and operations. In addition, Legal Services conducts the OIG’s legislation and regulatory review function, as mandated by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended; and advises the OIG on congressional and media relations issues.

Ms. Becker has over 20 years of federal OIG legal experience. Prior to her appointment as Associate Inspector General, Ms. Becker served as Assistant Inspector General for Legal Services, Senior Counsel, and Senior Attorney in the OIG’s Office of Legal Services. Before joining the Board in 2005, she served for 10 years as Senior Attorney to the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Energy OIG.

Ms. Becker was elected as Chair of the Council of Counsels to the Inspectors General (CCIG) in 2012. As chair, she led over 300 Inspector General Counsels from across the government on legal issues of mutual concern. She is the recipient of various CCIG awards and serves on several CIGIE workgroups that address OIG community-wide legal and strategic issues. Ms. Becker also serves on numerous Board workgroups and councils. She has also lectured on issues of leadership, the roles and responsibilities of Inspectors General, and Inspector General independence, including presentations to officials of foreign governments.

Ms. Becker received her bachelor of arts in political science from Purdue University in 1990 and her juris doctor from the John Marshall Law School in 1993. She is also an alumna of the Harvard Business School’s High Potential Leader Executive Education Program. In 2013, Ms. Becker received a graduate degree in banking from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. She is admitted to the Illinois Bar.

 

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