2017 Texas Conference – Tentative Agenda

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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, State of Pennsylvania
Patrick M. Blanchard Inspector General, Cook County, Illinois
Glenn A. Cunha Inspector General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Arthur A. Elkins, Jr. Inspector General, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Glenn A. Fine Acting Inspector General, U.S. Department of Defense
Rhonda Fleming Inspector General, State of Texas Department of Public Safety
Maggie Hickey Executive Inspector General, State of Illinois
Allison C. Lerner Inspector General, National Science Foundation
Daniel R. Levinson Inspector General, U.S. Health and Human Services
Roland D. Luna Deputy Inspector General of Investigations, State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Forrest Mitchell, Inspector General, State of Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Ed Quatreavaux Inspector General, City of New Orleans
Stephen B. Street, Jr. Inspector General, State of Louisiana
John F. Sopko Special Inspector General, Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
Bruce Toney Inspector General, State of 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