Elizabeth A. ColemanElizabeth A. Coleman was appointed Inspector General for the Federal Reserve Board effective May 6, 2007. Pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, Ms. Coleman leads a staff responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness within Board programs and operations. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is also responsible for preventing and detecting waste, fraud, and abuse at the Board, among other duties. The OIG achieves its legislative mandate through audits, evaluations, investigations, and legislative reviews, and by keeping the Chairman of the Board and Congress fully informed.
Ms. Coleman joined the Board's OIG in 1989 as a senior auditor. She was promoted to program manager in 1999 and to senior program manager in 2001. She was appointed to the official staff in 2004, as the Assistant Inspector General for Communications and Quality Assurance. Over the last ten years, Ms. Coleman has worked closely with the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), a professional organization comprised of about sixty statutory Inspectors General who were formerly members of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency and the Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency (ECIE). Collectively, the members of the CIGIE help improve government programs and operations.
Prior to joining the Board's staff, Ms.Coleman was employed by the Government Accountability Office. Ms. Coleman has a BBA from James Madison University and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Georgetown University. She also attended the Federal Reserve System's Trailblazers Leadership Conference. Ms. Coleman is a Certified Information Systems Auditor.