Acting State Inspector General

Leader portrait photograph

Michael Westfall was appointed Acting State Inspector General by Governor Terry McAuliffe in February 2017 after serving as Deputy Inspector General for the Virginia Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) since January 2015.

In his role as Deputy Inspector General, Westfall oversaw the state fraud, waste and abuse hotline and guided performance audits of executive branch agencies. He also managed the business office, the information technology division and the internal audit and training program.

Prior to his role as Deputy Inspector General, Westfall served in several leadership positions including Chief Audit Executive for the Virginia State Police and Assistant Director and Director of the Chesterfield County Office of Internal Audit. He launched his career as an auditor for the U.S. Department of the Interior – Office of Inspector General.

Westfall is a certified inspector general, a certified public accountant and a certifed fraud examiner. He is a member of multiple professional organizations including the Association of Inspectors General, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Institute of Internal Auditors. A native of Norfolk, he holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in accountancy from Virginia Commonwealth University.