The Auditor and staff are responsible for conducting performance audits and reviewing Metro operations with the purpose of improving efficiency and effectiveness.
Government Auditing Standards require that auditors collectively have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to complete audit work. Following the example of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the Metro Auditor hires staff from a variety of backgrounds, not necessarily auditing. Collective experience includes public policy and administration, public accounting, performance measurement, education, urban affairs and planning. Each auditor has an extensive knowledge of auditing methods and techniques, analytical skills, ability to effectively use information technology, and knowledge about government operations and change management.
Metro Auditor Suzanne Flynn was elected in May 2006 and took office in January 2007. She was re-elected in 2010 for a new term that began in 2011. Auditor Flynn brings 20 years of local government experience to the office. Prior to her election as the Metro Auditor, Suzanne was the elected auditor for Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon for 8 years. She is a Certified Internal Auditor, has a Master's degree in Urban Planning, as well as 9 years experience in criminal justice operations, management and research. She is active in the Association for Local Government Auditors (ALGA) and the Intergovernmental Audit Forum, and serves on the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum (NIAF) Executive Committee and Pacific Northwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum (PNIAF) board.
Lisa Braun is the administrative assistant. She holds several years of experience in the executive assistant field. In addition to earning a business trade school certificate, she also completed coursework at the University of Oregon. Lisa joined the office in February 2007.
Brian Evans, Principal Management Auditor, MPA, BA International Affairs, CIA, CGAP. Brian previously held the position of senior economist with Oregon’s Economic and Community
Development Department. Prior to that, he worked at Stoel Rives and served as an AmeriCorps member working on microfinance programs at Mercy Corps. He joined the office in May 2008. .
Mary Hull Caballero, Principal Management Auditor, MS Public Policy and Management, BS Communications, CIA, CGAP. Mary previously held the position of senior internal auditor with the Oregon Department of Transportation. She co-founded and directed a development and public policy research organization, as well as held positions in the journalism field. She serves on the publications committee of the Association for Local Government Auditors (ALGA). Mary joined the Audit staff in June 2009.
Kathryn Nichols, Senior Management Auditor, MA Sociology. Kathryn has over 20 years of experience in performance auditing and policy research. She has worked in both the Multnomah County and City of Portland Auditor's Offices and most recently as a consulting auditor with the Portland Public Schools' Performance Auditor. She previously served as Research Director for the Oregon Criminal Justice Council. Kathryn joined the office in September 2013.
Angela Owens, Senior Management Auditor, MPPA, CFE. Angela has previous experience conducting performance and compliance audits as a staff auditor for the California State Auditor’s Office. She also held a position performing tasks such as regional industry and workforce studies with what is now called the Center for Strategic Economic Research. Angela joined the office in February 2013.
Lisa Braun, administrative assistant
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