Thursday, June 24, 2010

New DCAA Western Regional Director Announced

For those of you who like to stay up to date on significant DCAA personnel changes, DCAA just announced its new Director for its Western Region. DCAA's Western Region covers Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montanta, Alaska, Hawaii, and most of Asia. The formal announcement is reproduced below.  It looks like DCAA's New Director, Patrick Fitzgerald, is beginning to put his personal touch on the organization. The selection of Don Mullinax is the first time a Regional Director has come from outside the DCAA ranks. Like the Director, Mr. Mullinax has previous Army Audit experience. Perhaps the two men have worked together before.

It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr. Donald L. Mullinax to the position of Regional Director, Western, in the Senior Executive Service, effective June 28, 2010.

 Don Mullinax has three decades of experience leading and conducting contract, forensic, and performance audits; fraud and misconduct investigations; and anti-fraud consulting engagements across a variety of industries, including aviation, construction, consumer goods, defense, education, health care, and retail. He also has advised members of Congress, presidential appointees, mayors, city councils, and school boards, as well as some of the most senior executives of private sector firms on audit, fraud, and ethics-related matters.

Mr. Mullinax has held a number of executive positions in both the private and public sectors, including a Shareholder at Forensic/Strategic Solutions, PC; a Principal at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP; Inspector General of the Los Angeles Unified School District; Chief Investigator of the U.S. Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; and Associate Director with the U.S. Army Audit Agency.

Mr. Mullinax graduated from Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor's degree in accounting. He also earned a Master's degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University, Mr. Mullinax has a number of professional certifications, including Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Government Auditing Professional, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Inspector General, Mr. Mullinax is a Regent Emeritus of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), former Chairman of the ACFE's Board of Regents, and currently serves as the Chairman of the ACFE's Board of Review. Mr. Mullinax is a nationally-recognized speaker and presented over 200 lectures on a variety of subjects to academic, government, business and civic groups.

Mr. Mullinax has received numerous awards and recognitions for performance excellence throughout his career, including a U.S. Senate Outstanding Service Award, a U.S. Senate Resolution for Faithful and exemplary Service, and Appreciation Awards from the Inspectors General of the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


  1. This bio doesn't say anything about him being a CPA. Do you know whether he is?

  2. We have no information other than the published press release. However, we do recall from the job opening announcement that having a CPA was not a requirement to hold the position.

  3. In fact he has a few credentials: