Mary Mitchelson, deputy inspector general at the Department of Education Office of Inspector General, will take over as CPB inspector general June 3. She replaces retiring CPB IG Kenneth Konz.
The CPB Board selected Mitchelson for the position, which is responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness; preventing fraud, waste and mismanagement in CPB programs and operations; and independently auditing CPB’s internal operations and external grantees.
CPB Board Chair Patty Cahill said in Monday's announcement that Mitchelson "brings a high level of integrity and extensive managerial skills" to the post.
Mitchelson has been with the Department of Education's IG office since 2000. She began as assistant inspector general for analysis and inspections, progressing to counsel in 2002 and deputy IG in 2008.
Her work prior to the Education Department includes time as an assistant dean at Georgetown University Law Center, and as a clerk for Judge Harold H. Greene, United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
In the board announcement, Mitchelson said she is looking forward to working to "enhance the corporation’s vital role in effectively and efficiently advancing public media in the United States."