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Ms. Wallace is originally from Athens, Tennessee.
Ms. Wallace has been with the office since its inception in 2003. She worked initially as a Deputy Inspector General, then Senior Deputy Inspector General, serving under three prior State Inspectors General before accepting her current responsibilities as Inspector General.
As Inspector General, Ms. Wallace directs the Office responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse in the Executive Branch of state government. Ms. Wallace has twenty eight years of experience conducting administrative and criminal investigations in both state and federal government and holds credentials as a Certified Inspector General (CIG) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). A retired Lieutenant Commander, she is also a twenty year veteran of the U.S. Navy, skilled in the areas of leadership, management, and administration.
Her professional experience in the federal government includes working as a Criminal Investigator with the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Compensation Investigator with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Division, and Security Specialist with the U.S. Department of Energy. Ms. Wallace also worked for the State of Tennessee as an Internal Affairs Investigator and Program Manager for the Department of Corrections. Ms. Wallace is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations’ Special Agent Training, and both Tennessee and Georgia State Government Executive Leadership Programs. She earned her Bachelors in Management Science from Chaminade University and her Master’s degree in Education Administration from Troy State University.