CPB’s new inspector general comes from D.C.’s Metro

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CPB has chosen Kimberly Howell to be its next inspector general. She begins in the job Monday.

Howell has been the deputy inspector general for investigations at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which runs Washington, D.C.’s Metro system, since March 2018, according to CPB’s press release. She is also a commissioner on the Commission on Judicial Disabilities for the state of Maryland.

Prior to her time with WMATA, she directed the office of investigations for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and served as special agent and deputy assistant inspector general for the Office of Personnel Management. She began her federal law enforcement career in 1993 as a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service.

Howell is a Certified Fraud Examiner and an adjunct assistant professor in the criminology/criminal justice program at the University of Maryland Global Campus.

At CPB, Howell succeeds Mary Mitchelson, who retired in April.

CPB’s website describes the IG’s office as “an independent organization within CPB that supports public media by promoting accountability in and providing oversight of CPB operations and the initiatives CPB funds. OIG conducts independent audits, investigates complaints, and makes recommendations on how CPB and its initiatives could be conducted more effectively and efficiently, and how to avoid fraud, waste, and abuse.”

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