Deputy Inspector General (Acting Inspector General)
Per the Federal Vacancies Reform Act and our own Order of Succession, on February 1, 2020, Mitch Behm assumed the authority and duties of Acting Inspector General for the Department of Transportation.
As Deputy Inspector General, Mr. Behm provides advice to the Inspector General and assists in managing day-to-day operations. Deputy Inspector General Behm directly oversees the Office of Quality Assurance Reviews and Internal Affairs, and provides direction for the OIG’s oversight of DOT programs.
Prior to his position as Deputy Inspector General, Mr. Behm previously served as the Assistant Inspector General for Surface Transportation Audits. In this capacity, he managed teams of auditors, analysts, and economists in executing audits and evaluations across various transportation programs.
Mr. Behm has been with DOT OIG since 2003, serving previously as a financial expert, project manager and program director. He has received numerous awards from the OIG community for his contributions toward a variety of multimodal audits and reviews. Prior to joining DOT OIG, Mr. Behm worked as an investment banking senior associate for JPMorgan structuring debt financings for large corporate clients.
Mr. Behm received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1989, a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1992, and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business in 1998.