Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Auditor's Office, State

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General Information

Agency #: 308 Robert E. Johnson Bldg.1501 N. Congress, P.O. Box 12067Austin 78711-2067

The Legislative Audit Committee

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Joint Chair, Lieutenant Governor The Honorable Dan Patrick
Joint Chair, Speaker of the House The Honorable Joe Straus III
Member, Chair, Senate Finance Committee Sen. Jane Nelson
Member, Texas Senate Sen. Robert Nichols
Member, Chair, House Appropriations Committee Rep. John Zerwas, M.D.
Member, Chair, House Ways & Means Committee Rep. Dennis H. Bonnen

Office of the Auditor

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
State Auditor Vacant
First Assistant State Auditor Lisa Collier (512) 936-9300
Chief of Staff Kelly Linder (512) 936-9327

Assistant State Auditor

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Assistant State Auditor Verma Elliott (512) 936-9611

General Counsel

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
General Counsel Angie Welborn (512) 936-9568

Audit Managers

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Audit Manager Michael Clayton (512) 936-9465
Audit Manager Hillary Eckford (512) 936-9495
Audit Manager Audrey O'Neill (512) 936-9783
Audit Manager Cesar Saldivar (512) 936-9436
Audit Manager Michael Simon (512) 936-9480
Audit Manager Angelica Ramirez (512) 936-9602
Audit Manager James Timberlake (512) 936-9672
Audit Manager John Young (512) 936-9577

Professional Development

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Professional Development Manager Jo Dale Guzman (512) 936-9460

Investigations and Audit Support

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Investigations and Audit Support Jennifer Wiederhold (512) 936-9443

Risk Assessment and Legislative Coordination

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Risk Assessment Manager Michael Stiernberg (512) 936-9455

Notes

The State Auditor's Office (SAO) is the independent auditor for Texas state government. The SAO operates with oversight from the Legislative Audit Committee, a six-member permanent standing committee of the Texas Legislature, jointly chaired by the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Other members of the committee include the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, a Senator appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and the Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.

The SAO is authorized by Chapter 321, Texas Government Code, to perform audits, reviews, and investigations of any entity receiving state funds, including state agencies and higher education institutions. Audits are performed in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards, which include standards issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.