The Office of the City Auditor was created under Section 17 of Article VII of the City Charter. Chapter 2-3 of City Code details the office operations.
City Auditor and Management Team
Corrie Stokes, City Auditor
Jason Hadavi, Deputy City Auditor
Katie Houston, Assistant City Auditor
Brian Molloy, Chief of Investigations
Patrick Johnson, Assistant City Auditor
Olga Ovcharenko, QA Coordinator
Andrew Keegan, Assistant City Auditor
Neha Sharma, Assistant City Auditor
Corrie Stokes is the City Auditor in Austin, Texas. Since joining the City of Austin in 1999, Corrie has had the opportunity to evaluate most areas of City operations including housing, law, public safety, transportation, planning, and utility services. She has delivered trainings and presentations on auditing fundamentals, fraud considerations, performance measurement, and various audit analysis tools.
Corrie is a past president of the Association of Local Government Auditors, the Chair of the Southwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum, and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Trinity University and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas.
Deputy City Auditor
Jason Hadavi is the Deputy City Auditor in Austin, Texas. He started with the office in 2005 as an Audit Investigator. Since that time he has had the opportunity to participate in many audits and investigations as well as lead the office’s efforts to establish the first ever Citizen’s Redistricting Commission in Austin. Jason is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Public Accountant (CPA[AZ]), and Leadership Professional in Ethics and Compliance (LPEC). He serves on the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) Membership Committee and has served as a Knighton Judge. Jason has led and assisted multiple peer reviews across the country. He has also presented training on a number of topics to ALGA, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and other similar organizations.
Assistant City Auditors
Katie Houston, CIA, CPA, CFE
Katie joined the office in March 2013. She holds an MBA from St. Edward’s University and a BS in Accounting from Westminster College.
Patrick Johnson, CGAP, CICA
Patrick joined the office in June 2004. He holds a JD from the University of Kansas and a BSBA in Finance and Economics from Rockhurst College.
Andrew Keegan, CIA, CGAP
Andrew joined the office in November 2012. He holds a BA in Business Administration from California State University at San Bernardino.
Neha Sharma, CIA, CPA, CISA
Neha joined the office in November 2010. She holds a BA in Accounting from the University of India.
Chief of Investigations
Brian Molloy, CFE, CGAP
Brian rejoined the office in July 2018, after previously working with the office from 2014-2016. He holds a JD from DePaul University and a BA in Economics and Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan.
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Olga Ovcharenko, CGAP, CICA, CRMA
Olga joined the office in November 2005. She holds a MAcy from Texas State University and a BS in Economics from Novosibirsk State University.
Supervising Senior Auditor
Matthew Clifton, CFE, CGAP
Matt joined the office in May 2013. He holds an MPAff and an MSCRP from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Spanish and Linguistics from Georgetown University.
Kathie Harrison, CGAP, CFE,CICA
Kathie joined the office in April 2007. She holds a BA in Communications from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Henry Katumwa, CGAP, CICA, CRMA
Henry joined the office in October 2005. He holds a BA in Political Science from Huston-Tillotson University and an AS in Accountancy from the Uganda College of Commerce.
Rachel Castignoli, CGAP
Rachel joined the office in March 2014. She holds a JD from Quinnipiac University and a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.
JoJo Cruz, CICA, CRMA
JoJo joined the office in November 2005. He holds a BSBA in Accounting from the Philippine School of Business Administration.
Cameron Lagrone, CGAP
Cameron joined the office in June 2015. She holds an MPAff from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Anthropology from Baylor University.
Karl Stephenson, CGAP, CICA
Karl joined the office in October 2011. He holds a BS in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Sam Naik, CGAP
Sam joined the office in July 2016. He holds an MPAff and a BA in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.
Kate Murdock, CGAP
Kate joined the office in March 2017. She holds an MPP from the University of California at Berkeley and BA in Religion from Carleton College
Tyler Myers, CGAP
Tyler joined the office in May 2017. He holds an MPA from Baruch College, City University of New York and BS in Biology from The University of Texas at Austin.
Kelsey Thompson, CGAP
Kelsey joined the office in June 2018. She holds an MPAff and a BA in Plan II Honors and Women’s and Gender Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.
Maria Stroth, CGAP
Maria joined the office in June 2018. She holds an MPA from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a BA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington
Supervising Senior Investigator
Tope Eletu-Odibo, CFE
Tope joined the office in June 2012. She holds an MPAff from the University of Texas at Austin and an LLB in Law from the University of East Anglia.
Keith Salas, CFE, CGAP
Keith joined the office in March 2014. He holds an MPAff from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Economics from Yale University.
Andrew joined the office in November 2018. He holds an MA in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University and a BA in History and French from the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael Yamma, CFE
Mike joined the office in January 2019. He holds a BA in Political Science from St. Edward's University.
Departmental Executive Assistant
Angie joined the office in June 2008.
John joined the office in October 2017. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Post University.