Ken Bramlett

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Ken Bramlett
Inspector General
Los Angeles Unified School District

Ken Bramlett was appointed as the Inspector General for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in 2013.   In this position, he has oversight of a $9 billion operating budget and programs that serve approximately 735,000 students, both K-12 and adult learners, and approximately 60,000 employees.  Over the past three years, he has supervised several high profile audits and investigations that have resulted in criminal prosecutions as well as millions of dollars being returned to the District. He also works closely with the Council of Great City Schools to provide training for auditors and Inspectors General who work in the largest urban school districts.

Prior to joining the LAUSD, Mr. Bramlett served as Inspector General for the Georgia Department of Public Health since 2011.  In this capacity, he established an investigative unit that investigated and prosecuted fraudulent activity in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program. He served in this capacity until his retirement from state service in 2013.

From 1999 through 2011, Mr. Bramlett served the State of Georgia as Director of Investigative Services having oversight of the Departments of Public Health, Adult Protective Services, Mental Health, Child Support Services, Family and Children Services, and the Office of Audits. Under his leadership, the State of Georgia was recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture as #1 in the Southeast Region for the number of food stamp cases investigated and prosecuted and for the amount of fraudulently received funds recovered by the State of Georgia.

In 2005, Mr. Bramlett oversaw the relocation of Hurricane Katrina victims to the metropolitan Atlanta area.  In this capacity, he supervised the investigation and prosecution of numerous persons, from both Louisiana and locally, that committed fraud related to the relocation of those victims.

In 2002, Mr. Bramlett was selected as a member of the 10th delegation of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange to the State of Israel.

Prior to his employment with the State of Georgia, Mr. Bramlett was employed by the Cobb County Police Department where he served in various command positions until his retirement after 23 years of service.  He served in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Police Desk Sergeant and Supervisor prior to his employment with the Cobb County Police Department.

Mr. Bramlett received his B.S. from Shorter College and his MPA from Columbus State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 162nd Session and Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.  He is also a certified fraud examiner and a certified board adviser.

Why you ran for the Board

I have watched the Association’s professionalism and dedication to the membership for a number of years. I have also served as an Inspector General for twenty years and the Association has helped me grow in a number of areas during that time.  I have experience as an Inspector General in a variety of jurisdictions and would like to share my experience to help the Association move forward toward continuous quality improvement.  Being elected to the Board gives me the opportunity to be more involved and give back to the Association that has given valuable support and resources to me.

The importance of the Association

It is imperative that every professional group have an organization that provides clear and appropriate standards and  guidance for that profession.  The AIG provides standards and requires continuing education for its membership.  Continuing education requirements ensure that the membership stays current on changing trends and laws relevant to the profession. The AIG also promotes networking among its members.  Certification in the AIG gives its members immediate credibility with other members and with law enforcement professionals.

What you would like to accomplish as a Board Member?

I have found that no matter the size or location of the Inspector General’s Office, we all share the same issues.  I would like to use my experience to assist in a collaborative approach to identifying and solving the common problems we face.