(Cheyenne, WY) – Governor Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Justin Chavez as the director of the Wyoming Department of Audit. He has served as interim director since August.
Chavez has worked in the Department of Audit since 2002. Prior to being appointed as the interim director, he served as Public Funds Administrator, where he was responsible for the strategic direction of the division, including management of the division budget and management of the statewide audit contract. His other roles in the department include School Finance Audit Manager, Supervising Auditor and Principal Auditor. Chavez is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He earned his Bachelors and Master’s degrees from the University of Wyoming.
The Department of Audit is responsible for the regulation of financial institutions, including auditing public agencies and local governments. It is also responsible for conducting audits for the collection of federal and state mineral royalties, state mineral and excise taxes, and for coordinating auditing and other revenue matters.
Chavez’s appointment is effective November 1.