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Theresa Grafenstine
The Honorable Theresa M. Grafenstine is the Inspector General of the U.S. House of Representatives (House). Ms. Grafenstine brings a variety of public service and non-profit experience to the House. Over the past twenty years, she has served in the Inspector General community in both the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government. She is also an active volunteer in support of the information technology, governance, internal auditing, and accounting professions.

On July 30, 2010, Theresa M. Grafenstine became the first woman to be named the Inspector General of the U.S. House of Representatives, having been unanimously appointed by the House Speaker, Majority Leader, and Minority Leader. As the Inspector General, she is responsible for planning and leading independent, non-partisan audits, advisories, and investigations of the financial and administrative functions of the House. Ms. Grafenstine has been with the House Office of Inspector General (OIG) since 1998 serving in a variety of roles, including Deputy Inspector General. Prior to joining the House OIG, Ms. Grafenstine served at the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Inspector General where she led acquisition audits of major weapon systems and was selected to respond to high-profile Congressional audit requests.

Ms. Grafenstine is an active volunteer in support of the information technology, governance, internal auditing, and accounting professions. She serves on multiple leadership committees for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), a large international non-profit dedicated to information security governance and audit professionals, and on the Assurance Services Executive Committee for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the accounting standards setting body for the United States. Ms. Grafenstine also provides financial oversight support as an audit committee member for the Pentagon Federal Credit Union, the third largest credit union in the United States, and to the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, the largest office of Inspector General in the U.S. federal government.

Ms. Grafenstine is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and she holds the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) credentials from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credentials from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Ms. Grafenstine received a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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