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Auditor's Office, State

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General Information

Agency #: 308 1501 N. Congress (78701)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 Dade Phelan
Member, Chair, Senate Finance Committee Sen. Joan Huffman
Member, Texas Senate Sen. Robert Nichols
Member, Chair, House Appropriations Committee Rep. Greg Bonnen, M. D.
Member, Chair, House Ways & Means Committee Rep. Morgan Meyer

Office of the Auditor

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
State Auditor Lisa R. Collier, CPA, DFE, CIDA (512) 936-9300

Assistant State Auditor

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Assistant State Auditor Angelica Ramirez (512) 936-9602

General Counsel

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

Audit Managers

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Audit Manager Courtney Ambres-Wade (512) 936-9613
Audit Manager Becky Beachy (512) 936-9484
Audit Manager Michael Clayton (512) 936-9465
Audit Manager Hillary Eckford (512) 936-9495
Audit Manager Jeannette Garcia (512) 936-9639
Audit Manager Lauren Godfrey (512) 936-9474
Audit Manager Willie Hicks (512) 936-9491
Audit Manager Cesar Saldivar (512) 936-9436
Audit Manager Michael Simon (512) 936-9480
Audit Manager James Timberlake (512) 936-9672

Investigations and Audit Support

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Investigations and Audit Support Robert Smith (512) 936-9797

Professional Development

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Director of Management Initiatives Jo Dale Guzman (512) 936-9460

Quality Control

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Quality Control Manager Dennis R. Bushnell (512) 936-9605

Risk Assessment

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Risk Assessment Charles Wilson (512) 936-9313


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.