Gary A. Jones
State Auditor & INSPECTOR
Gary A. Jones, CPA, CFE was elected Oklahoma's 12th State Auditor and Inspector on November 2, 2010. Gary is a native of Comanche County in Southwest Oklahoma. He attended Lawton Public Schools and graduated from Cameron University in 1978 with a degree in Business Administration. Gary is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a member of the OSCPA, AICPA and ACFE.
Deputy State Auditor for State Agency Audits, Information Services, & Specialized Audits
Lisa Hodges, CFE, CGFM is Deputy State Auditor for State Agencies, Information Services and Specialized Audits. Lisa has been with the office since 1981. She became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1993 and a Certified Governmental Financial Manager in 1996. She has participated in NSAA's External Peer Review Program since 1998. Lisa graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University in 1981.
Deputy State Auditor for Local Government Services
CINDY BYRD, CPA, is Deputy State Auditor for Local Government Services. Cindy graduated from East Central University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree. She’s been a Certified Public Accountant since 2003. Cindy has more than 20 years experience in local government auditing including county audits, district attorney audits, and emergency medical services district audits. An accomplished speaker, Cindy provides
training across the state for county officials, school district financial personnel, and auditors on a host of issues to help ensure public funds are safeguarded.
Information Services Division Director
Sheila Adkins, CISA, CPM, CIA is Director of Information Services Division for the office. She has been a member of this team since 2000 and has over 20 years of audit experience. Ms. Adkins graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting. She obtained her Master of Arts in Leadership with an emphasis in Public Administration in 2011. She is currently a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Public Manager (CPM).
SPECIALIZED AUDIT Division Director
Mark Hudson, CPA, CGMA is Director of the Specialized Audit Division for the office. Mark has over 20 years of governmental auditing experience including oil and gas, horse racing and gaming. He graduated from East Central University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1990. In addition, he is a current member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
State Agency Audit Division Director
Shelley Fleming, CPA, is Director of the State Agency Audit Division (SAAD). She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and obtained her Certified Public Accountant distinction in 2001. Shelley joined the State Auditor’s Office in 2003. Most of her tenure has been with the State Agency Audit Division. Shelley’s public service includes prior agency experience as an Audit Supervisor and Audit Manager. She has been associated with multiple audits over the years including extensive work on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Audit Report and the Single Audit of federal fund expenditure by numerous agencies.
Quality Assurance Director
Cindy Wheeler, CPA is Director of Quality Assurance. Cindy graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She obtained her Masters of Business Administration in 2002 from Oklahoma Christian University. She began working for the State Auditor's office in 2004 in the State Agency Audit Division and took over as Quality Assurance Director in 2011. Cindy is a Certified Public Accountant and participates in the National State Auditors Association’s (NSAA) External Peer Review Program.
Special Investigative Unit Audit Manager
Brenda Holt, CPA, is Audit Manager for the Special Investigative Unit. Brenda graduated from East Central University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1984, and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1987. During her tenure with SAI, Brenda has conducted county audits, college and university audits, state agency audits, and special audits of municipalities, school districts and other government entities. She works closely with prosecutors, governing boards, and the public in identifying fraud and waste of public funds by gathering the facts necessary to support successful prosecution of wrongdoers.
Performance Audit Division Deputy Director
Melissa Capps is Performance Audit Division (PAD) Deputy Director. She graduated in 1998 from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration Finance degree. Melissa has 17 years of service with the State Auditor’s Office including experience in the State Agency Audit Division conducting audits at DHS andthe Health Care Authority. During her tenure as PAD Audit Manager, Melissa has directed performance audits conducted at the Dept. of Corrections, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, the Dept. of Environmental Quality, the Corporation Commission, and the Dept. of Tourism plus numerous operational audits of state agencies.
County Management Services
Cheryl Wilson, County Management Services, joined the Auditor's office in 1994 where she has worked as a County Auditor and an Information Systems Auditor prior to joining Management Services. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from East Central University and she is a Certified Fraud Specialist.
Continuing Professional Education Director
Trey Davis is Public Information Officer and Director of Continuing Professional Education and Training. Trey joined SA&I in 2008 with a strong background in communications and public administration. A former radio news reporter, Trey was State Capitol Bureau Chief for the Oklahoma News Network and KTOK during two terms of the legislature. His public service began in 1997 at the Oklahoma Department of Labor where he served more than nine years as Director of Communications, Deputy Commissioner, and five years as Chief of Staff.