The Association of Inspectors General presents its Inspector General Institute® Certified Inspector General Investigator® certification program. Participants receive instruction from highly qualified instructors in core competency areas identified by the Association's Board of Directors and Professional Certification Board. The Association awards the designation of Certified Inspector General Investigator® to individuals who successfully complete the certification programs.
CERTIFIED INSPECTOR GENERAL INVESTIGATOR®
The Association has identified seven essential areas for inspectors general investigators.
The investigative process
Professional standards for conducting investigations
Ethics in investigations
Procurement fraud and computer crime
Working with auditors
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live
CPE Credits: Attendees are eligible to receive 33-35 CPE credits, depending on the final agenda. Please contact AIG Program Support (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a detailed breakdown of CPE credit by Field of Study.
Program Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Intermediate. Please see Eligibility Criteria. All Attendees are approved by the AIG Professional Certification Board.
Advance Preparation: None
REGISTRATION, TECHNICAL, MEMBERSHIP, OR OTHER CONCERNS?
The Association of Inspectors General is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors www.NASBARegistry.org.
Inspector General at Miami-Dade County Office of the Inspector General
Inspector General at Miami-Dade County Office of the Inspector General
Felix Jimenez is the Inspector General for the Miami-Dade County Office of the Inspector General. He has been with the OIG since February 2009. He oversees the multi-disciplinary efforts of investigators, auditors, attorneys, and contract oversight specialists.
Mr. Jimenez is a 28-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department, where he served 10 years supervising homicide investigations and was later tasked with developing the department’s Public Corruption Investigations Unit. He has taught at law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, including the South Florida Metropolitan Police Institute and at the FBI Academy, in the areas of Public Corruption Investigation and Violent Crime Investigation.
As a supervisor in the Homicide Bureau, Mr. Jimenez participated in over 500 death investigations and was directly involved in several high-profile investigations. He also led the department’s Centac-26 squad investigating homicides involving organized drug trafficking organizations. While in the Public Corruption Unit, Mr. Jimenez supervised investigations involving government employees, law enforcement officers, contractors, and elected officials. He later directed a task force consisting of federal, state and local law enforcement agents resulting in numerous state and federal prosecutions.
Mr. Jimenez received his Bachelor of Public Administration degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. He received his certification from the Association of Inspectors General as a Certified Inspector General Investigator in 2011, as a Certified Inspector General in 2015, and as a Certified Inspector General Evaluator in 2018. He currently serves on the AIG’s board of directors.
Speaker at Anderson Investigative Associates
Mark A. Anderson is the Director of Training and Development with Anderson Investigative Associates. He is a career interviewer in the audit and investigation arena who believes interviewing is a skill at the foundation of our best and most complete work. He is a retired Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General (DOJ/OIG), who served as a Program Manager and Instructor at the Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy (IGCIA) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA. He has also served as a Special Agent with the FBI, and NRC and a Deputy Inspector General with the New York State, Office of the Inspector General.
His focus in training is the need for rapport and establishing commonality with those who we interview with the goal of maximizing the quality and quantity of information that we obtain. He instructs in the areas of interviewing, interrogation, employee misconduct, ethics, investigation planning, public corruption, and other requested areas of investigation, audit, evaluation, human resources, compliance, and inspection work.
Deputy Inspector General at MD Baltimore City OIG
Yvonne Brooks is the Deputy Inspector General for the Baltimore City Office of the Inspector General, where she is responsible for day-to-day operations and administration since joining the office in 2018.
Prior to joining the Baltimore OIG, Yvonne worked as a senior special agent in the Office of Inspector General for the Washington Area Transit Authority, where she investigated allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse in one of the nation's largest public transportation systems. While there, Yvonne also cultivated an expertise in procurement fraud. Before delving into inspector general work, Yvonne served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the State of Maryland for over 12 years. She secured numerous convictions in cases ranging from felony violence and police misconduct to white-collar crimes. Among her accomplishments while a prosecutor, Yvonne initiated the investigation that led to one of the largest mortgage fraud cases in Maryland. Yvonne also served as an Assistant Attorney General, where she investigated potential environmental crimes throughout the state and educated the public about environmental justice issues and awareness.
Inspector General at FL Palm Beach County OIG
John Carey became Inspector General of Palm Beach County, Florida on June 23, 2014. His office oversees 42 separate government entities to include the County government and all municipalities within the county.
John is a retired U.S. Marine colonel and retired federal government senior executive. He has more than 46 years of government service in the areas of intelligence, operations, law enforcement, and Inspector General oversight. For the last 22 years, John has served in the Inspector General field. He was the Deputy Inspector General of the Marine Corps; the Deputy Inspector General for Director of National Intelligence; and finally, the Inspector General for the Defense Intelligence Agency before coming to Palm Beach County. John is on the Board of the Association of Inspectors General and the Chair of its Professional Certification Board. He is a Certified Inspector General, Certified Inspector General Auditor, and Certified Inspector General Inspector/Evaluator.
He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree (cum laude) from the Grace College, a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Masters of Arts in Christian Studies from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He also attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, the Federal Executive Institute, and the Kellogg School of Management.
Clark, Sr., CIG, CIGI, CIGE
Inspector General at Commander Naval Forces Central Command
Mr. Jeffrey R. Clark, Sr. is currently employed with Commander, United States Naval Forces Central Command as the Inspector General. In his capacity he is the principle advisor to Commander for Assistance, Inspection, Investigation, and Audit Liaison for the Department of Defense and Department of Navy policy standards and operations.
Mr. Clark supervise program inspections, external audits, Hotline and investigations, special inquiries, audit liaison, and procedures for the Managers Internal Control Program to assess operational and material readiness, effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance with laws and regulations.
Mr. Clark was previously employed with Naval District Washington as the Inspector General. In his capacity, he had oversight responsibilities for seven Navy Installations throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Mr. Clark planned command inspections, compliance inspections, and special interest item reviews for the 105 programs. Mr. Clark was awarded the Civilian Meritorious Service Award for meritorious civilian service from April 2015 to February 2021.
Mr. Clark served over 31 years active duty in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 2012 from his final assignment as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Naval Inspector General. Mr. Clark was responsible for directing all functions associated with the health and welfare of 275,000 enlisted personnel in the U.S. Navy. He also developed and delivered ethics curriculum, including realistic training scenarios, decision-making case studies, and best practices techniques for all Navy Senior Enlisted Personnel.
Mr. Clark is a native of Washington, D.C. His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts. Mr. Clark is a Certified Inspector General, Certified Investigator and a Certified Inspector/Evaluator.
General Counsel at Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General
Kalinthia Dillard became the Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General’s General Counsel in June 2015 and Deputy Inspector General in July 2017. After graduating from Clemson University (magna cum laude) and the Florida State University College of Law (cum laude), she moved to Palm Beach County to clerk at the 4th District Court of Appeal. Thereafter, she practiced civil litigation at private law firms and worked for the School District of Palm Beach County. She is a Certified Inspector General, Certified Inspector General Auditor, and Certified Inspector General Investigator.
Ms. Dillard currently serves as Vice President of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches and Co-Chair of the PBC Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee. Ms. Dillard is an alumni of Leadership PBC and Leadership Florida Cornerstone- Class 39.
Ms. Dillard is a past president of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association; West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; YWCA of PBC; and Virgil Hawkins-Florida Chapter National Bar Association. Additionally, she is a past Chair of The Florida Bar’s Law Related Education, Education Law, Professional Ethics, and Grievance (15th Judicial Circuit-Division A) Committees. She was recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as a Legal Elite (Government) and received the PBC Chamber’s International Athena Award and the PBC Women’s Chamber Giraffe Award.
Inspector General at Chicago Public Schools
Will Fletcher has been the Inspector General for the Board of Education since June 2020. Will returned to CPS OIG after previously serving as its deputy inspector general. Prior to his current appointment, Will was the Inspector General of the Chicago Park District for five years and an Assistant Inspector General at the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General.
Previously, Will served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General’s Special Litigation Bureau and General Counsel for the Chicago Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards (now the Civilian Office of Police Accountability), a civilian investigative unit that reviewed allegations of police misconduct, including excessive force and police-involved shootings. Will has also practiced law as a litigation attorney at Jenner & Block and served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Blanche M. Manning in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
From 2016 to 2020, Will was president of the Illinois Chapter of the Association of Inspectors General. He is an AIG National Board Member and Instructor at AIG’s national Certified Inspector General and Certified Inspector General – Investigator Institutes.
Will graduated from Northwestern University (B.S.) and Columbia Law School (J.D.)
Special Agent at US Dept of Energy OIG
Erik Halvorson currently serves as an Operations Officer focused on anti-fraud programs for DOE’s new funding. As an agent, he specialized in financial fraud and public corruption investigations. He has 17 years of federal law enforcement experience including both domestic and international work. Erik enjoys using advanced analysis techniques to proactively detect and investigate fraud. A Columbia University graduate, he holds degrees in criminal justice, accounting, and applied analytics. He is currently enrolled in a PhD program where his dissertation will focus on text mining and sentiment analysis as a method to help inform emergency responses.
Finally, Erik started a small consulting business (Archimedes Evaluation Services) to help other businesses and non-profits with psychometrics, analytics, statistical analyses, program evaluations, research, and anti-fraud consulting.
Special Agent at U.S. Department of Energy
Nick Macedonia is a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Inspector General (OIG) in Washington, D.C. He has worked in the Federal anti-fraud community in various roles for approximately 13 years and became a criminal investigator in August 2015. Nick has extensive experience in both supporting and leading Federal criminal, civil, and administrative investigations and proactive reviews, the results of which have included criminal prosecution, civil settlement, suspension and debarment, and the administrative recovery of government funds. Nick has also been an agency-level firearms and defensive tactics instructor and has taught fraud-related topics for entities including the Federal Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy and the Association of Government Accountants.
Nick earned Bachelor's degrees in Biology and Spanish and a Minor in Astronomy at the University of Virginia (UVA). Following graduation, he took additional business and accounting classes at the Northern Virginia Community College and earned a Certificate in Accounting from UVA. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. In his spare time, Nick enjoys competitive swimming and spending time with his wife and four young children.
Regional Investigator / Accreditation Manager at Florida Dept of Children & Families, Office of Inspector General
Flora Miller started her career in state government in 2000 (Public Assistance Eligibility and Public Assistance Fraud Investigations), joining the Office of Inspector General in approximately 2003, serving as a Regional Investigator and Regional Investigator Supervisor. She currently serves as both a Regional Investigator (covering portions of the Central, Northeast, SunCoast, and Southeast Regions), as well as the Accreditation Manager for her agency.
Mrs. Miller is a Team Leader for Inspector General Assessments for the Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) and has completed over 25 assessments (mock, onsite, and technical assistance) as both Team Leader and Team Member. She has also completed approximately 20 Peer Reviews, serving as both Team Leader and Team Member for the Association of Inspectors General Peer Review Committee, and is the current Chair of the AIG's Peer Review Committee. Mrs. Miller is an instructor for the Florida Police Accreditation Coalition (FLA-PAC) and the AIG Institute. She holds certifications as a Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) through the AIG and Certified Accreditation Professional (CAP) through the FLA-PAC. In her downtime, Mrs. Miller is active in the martial arts community with her husband sanctioning amateur competitive events through the Florida Boxing Commission, as well as in the Bahamas.
State Inspector General at LA Louisiana State OIG
Stephen Street has served as Louisiana's Inspector General since 2008, and is the immediate past President of the National Association of Inspectors General (AIG). The mission of the Louisiana Inspector General is to investigate white collar criminal and public corruption cases, and to root out and prevent fraud and corruption in government.
Mr. Street received his law degree in 1989 from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Most of his 30 plus years as an attorney have been spent in the field of criminal law at the state and federal levels, first as a criminal staff lawyer with the Third Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles, and then later both defending and prosecuting serious criminal cases. Mr. Street has extensive experience as lead trial counsel in a wide variety of cases, from capital murder to complex white collar and economic crime.
Since becoming Louisiana's Inspector General, Mr. Street has overseen the transformation of the office from an internal audit shop into a fully functioning statutorily empowered law enforcement agency. Experience has demonstrated that the most effective way to ensure integrity in government is to hold those who violate the public trust criminally accountable whenever the evidence warrants. In addition, other desired outcomes, such as improved internal controls and safeguards designed to better prevent and detect criminal fraud and corruption, are often achieved more quickly and with greater public support in the wake of successful criminal prosecutions. The Louisiana OIG therefore focuses primarily on fraud and public corruption investigations, with results that speak for themselves. Since transitioning to law enforcement, the Inspector General has experienced great success, working numerous criminal cases, both independently and with law enforcement partners. (Case highlights available at www.oig.louisiana.gov).
Mr. Street is a Certified Inspector General (CIG), and regularly conducts training for law enforcement, prosecutors, inspectors general and other oversight personnel on white collar and economic crime investigation. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and also continues to serve as an NW3C Adjunct Instructor, teaching courses on Financial Investigation Practical Skills (FIPS) offered to law enforcement throughout the United States.
Assistant Professor at John Jay College
Adam Scott Wandt is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Vice Chair for Technology of the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is a member of the graduate faculty in the Master of Public Administration program and the Master of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security program.
Professor Wandt is a practicing Attorney and Counselor-at-Law (New York). He has worked on sponsored research for, or in partnership with, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Interpol, the United Nations, Sprint, BlackBoard, Entourage, the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, as well as law enforcement and educational institutions from around the world.
His primary research and consulting interests include technology law and policy, information security, investigative/surveillance technology, OSINT, cryptocurrency, darknet, social engineering, and UCR crime data. He has over two decades of experience developing custom investigative, forensic, educational, and data management solutions for federal, state and local government agencies. Along with two co-principal investigators, he has recently been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice to study fentanyl sales on the dark web.