Our staff comprises many talented, well-educated, and hard-working people. This year, our team worked to improve their work, themselves, our office, and our industry.
Deputy Auditor Valerie Walling served as a member of the Jefferson County Audit Committee and she was on the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Denver board.
Our Safety Committee helped keep members of our office safe and healthy this year with the leadership and support of committee members Edyie Thompson, Kharis Eppstein, Darrell Finke, Rafael Gongón, Daniel Summers, Vilma Balnyte, Nicholas Jimroglou, Alexandra Dickerson, and Tyson Faussone.
Our New Employee Onboarding Committee worked hard this year to implement updates to our process for welcoming new employees and to find ways to bring on new employees in a remote-work environment. Committee members included Tammy Phillips, Edyie Thompson, Emily Owens Gerber, Dawn Wiseman, John Danilenko-Dixon, Tayler Overschmidt, Valerie Walling, and Kharis Eppstein. Audit Supervisors Emily Owens Gerber, Sonia Montano, and Kharis Eppstein also developed an extensive multi-course curriculum in auditing essentials for our new and existing audit staff.
Our Events Committee kept our office connected even from home by organizing virtual gathering opportunities. Finding ways to maintain positive relationships and a strong team was more important than ever this year, since our team couldn’t stay in touch in person. Thanks to committee members Rafael Gongón, Cyndi Lubrano, Anna Hansen, Cody Schulte, Kristin McCormack, Megan O’Brien, Brandon Stolba, and Shaun Wysong for your fun ideas and organization!
To continue to provide quality work and meaningful services to the people of Denver, the Auditor’s Office is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining an educated and well-qualified staff of auditors, analysts, and other professionals to carry out our mission. Members of our skilled staff hold a number of advanced degrees — including public policy doctorate, law, and master’s degrees in public administration, accounting, political science, business administration, and international relations.
Many also have professional and academic certifications and designations — such as certified public accountant (CPA), audit analytics and data science academic certificates, certified internal auditor (CIA), certified government auditing professional (CGAP), certified fraud examiner (CFE), certification in risk management assurance (CRMA), certified information systems auditor (CISA), chartered financial analyst (CFA) and chartered global management accountant (CGMA).