Speaker Bios: Fighting Fraud with Analytics

May 15 | 2–3:50 PM ET | 2 CPEs | FOS: AUDG

Megain Gaillard, CGFM
Director of Audit
Palm Beach County - OIG

Megan Gaillard is the Director of Audit for the Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General. In this capacity, she directs and manages complex audits of departments, offices, agencies, and activities of governmental units under the OIG’s jurisdiction. The OIG jurisdiction includes 42 governmental entities and oversight for approximately $8 billion dollars of government funds.

Megan Gaillard previously served as an Internal Controls Manger for the Division of Facilities Management at the Collier County Board of County Commissioners. In this capacity, she performed reviews and evaluated internal controls. The Division worked for is responsible for Government Security, Building Operations, Real Property Management, and Capital Construction with an annual budget of $14,000,000 with an additional $27,000,000 in capital construction budgets.

Megan Gaillard previously served as a Senior Internal Auditor for the Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. In this capacity, she managed audits, forensic reviews, and investigations of Collier County Board of County Commissioner Divisions and Departments, as well as, for the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Departments. Audits were completed to evaluate internal controls and ensure the legality of payments made with taxpayer dollars. 
Megan Gaillard earned her Bachelors of Science Magna Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University in Accounting with a minor in Psychology. She went on to obtain her Masters of Science Summa Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University in Accounting and Taxation. 

Latesha Love
Assistant Director
Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO

Latesha Love is an Assistant Director in GAO’s Forensic Audit and Investigative Service team. She has sixteen years of experience at GAO leading performance audits of the effectiveness and efficiency of programs as well as forensic audits and investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse in a wide range of federal programs. Prior to joining GAO, Latesha obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Virginia State University, and a Master’s degree in Public Policy Studies from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.  She is a member of various organizations and a Public Policy and International Affairs fellow.

Linda Miller
Director
​Grant Thornton LLP

Linda Miller leads Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Fraud Risk Mitigation Practice. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Linda spent 10 years as an Assistant Director with GAO’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Services team. Linda was also the principal author of GAO’s Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs.