2017 Texas Conference – Tentative Agenda

The November 2017 AIG Conference in Austin, Texas will be co-hosted by the Office of Inspector General for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.  Confirmed speakers are Inspectors General (IGs) from across the country, including:

Presenter Representing
Bruce R. Beemer Inspector General for Pennsylvania
Patrick M. Blanchard Inspector General for Cook County
Glenn A. Cunha Inspector General for Massachusetts
Arthur A. Elkins, Jr. Inspector General for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Rhonda Fleming Inspector General for the Texas Department of Public Safety
Daniel R. Levinson Inspector General for U.S. Health and Human Services
Roland D. Luna Deputy Inspector General of Investigations for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General
Forrest Mitchell, Inspector General for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department Office of Inspector General
Ed Quatreavaux Inspector General for New Orleans
John F. Sopko Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
Bruce Toney Inspector General for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice


The three-day conference will include presentations in the following areas:

  • Lessons Learned from the Conviction of a Former Pennsylvania Attorney General
  • Detecting and Deterring Corruption in Cook County
  • How to Prepare an Investigation for Prosecution
  • How the EPA OIG Promotes Good Governance Through its Statutory Role of Promoting Economy, Efficiency, and Preventing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Within the EPA
  • Maintaining the Integrity and Neutrality of Investigations throughout Extensive Media Coverage
  • Insight on the Operations of a Large Agency and How it Relates to State-Level Oversight throughout the Country
  • Experiences and Lessons Learned from Testifying for the State and Federal Courts
  • Case Studies on Improving the New Orleans’ Police Department Operations and Management
  • From Kabul to Cleveland North Dakota, Oversight is Mission Critic
  • Developing Trust and Rapport with Informants


The conference will also have two break-out tracks:

1) Criminal Investigations and

2) Health Care Investigations, Inspections, and Audits