The Inspector General is appointed by the Governor. The staff of the Office of Inspector General serves at the pleasure of the Inspector General.

In addition to the Inspector General, the Office of Inspector General is comprised of a Deputy Inspector General, Investigators, Auditors and Support Staff.

 

Scott McAfee

Inspector General

Mr. McAfee is from the Atlanta, Georgia area.

As Inspector General, McAfee is responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse in the Executive Branch of state government.

Prior to accepting his position as Inspector General, Mr. McAfee spent his legal career in public service, working the last eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Department of Justice in the Northern District of Georgia and as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County. As an AUSA, McAfee investigated and prosecuted major drug trafficking organizations, fraud, and illegal firearms possession. In the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, McAfee handled hundreds of felony cases ranging from armed robbery to murder.

McAfee obtained his undergraduate degree from Emory University, where he majored in music and received a scholarship to play the cello in the university symphony orchestra. He earned his law degree from the University of Georgia. While in law school, McAfee was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. He has also previously worked for Justice David Nahmias and Justice Keith Blackwell of the Georgia Supreme Court.

McAfee is active in the legal community, serving as the board member and past president of the Criminal Law Section of the Atlanta Bar. He is a volunteer scuba diver at the Georgia Aquarium and captains his ALTA tennis team.

Jenna Wiese, CPA, CFE

Deputy Inspector General

Ms. Wiese is from the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Ms. Wiese is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) highly adept at fraud investigations, forensic auditing, and project management. As Deputy IG, she leads and conducts investigations involving fraud, waste, abuse and corruption within the executive branch of state government. In addition to her investigative duties, Ms. Wiese serves as OIG’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Wiese has received advanced training in criminal and administrative investigations, fraud examinations, interviews and interrogations, contract and grant fraud examinations, public corruption, and a variety of other topics related to the anti-fraud profession.

Prior to accepting her position with the Office of Inspector General, she worked in the City of Atlanta’s City Auditor’s Office as the Investigations Manager where she built the investigative unit from the ground up, leading and conducting white collar crime investigations into alleged wrongdoing by City employees and vendors. Before this, Ms. Wiese worked seven years in public accounting with two notable Atlanta based firms in positions of ever-increasing responsibility ranging from Systems Associate to Senior Auditor to Associate Vice President for Financial Reporting and Analysis.

Ms. Wiese is a Georgia Southern University graduate who holds a Master of Accountancy with a concentration in Forensic Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with a Fraud Examination minor. 

Bethany Whetzel, J.D.

General Counsel

Ms. Whetzel is originally from Madison, GA and currently resides in the Atlanta area.

Ms. Whetzel is a lawyer with extensive investigative experience relating to both administrative and criminal prosecutions. Since 2011, Ms. Whetzel has been employed by the State of Georgia as an attorney. She has worked closely with the Attorney General’s office in employment, litigation, special prosecutions, business and finance matters. Additionally, she has vast policy and procedure experience and has prepared and presented training materials on a variety of law and employment topics to a wide array of audiences. As OIG’s General Counsel, Ms. Whetzel provides legal guidance and interpretation of laws, and leads and conducts investigations involving fraud, waste, abuse and corruption within the executive branch of state government. In addition, Ms. Whetzel oversees OIG’s sexual harassment investigations within the Executive Branch agencies. 

Prior to accepting her position with the Office of Inspector General, she served as Assistant and Senior Counsel for the Georgia Department of Corrections for three years, and as Deputy Executive Secretary/Staff Attorney for the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission for five years.   

Ms. Whetzel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 2006, her law degree from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in 2010, and an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011. Ms. Whetzel is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia.