Rebecca Anne Batts
Inspector General, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Chair, IT Committee, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE)
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) Board of Directors appointed Rebecca Anne Batts as Inspector General effective April 28, 2008. As Inspector General, she leads the PBGC Office of Inspector General in fulfilling its statutory mission and in assisting Members of Congress, the PBGC Board, and PBGC senior leadership as they protect the pensions of American workers and retirees. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Batts held progressively responsible senior executive positions at the United States Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General. While serving as Assistant Inspector General for Highway and Transit Audits at DOT OIG, she received the Secretary of Transportation's gold medal in recognition of work done in responding to the collapse of Minnesota's I-35 bridge.
Ms. Batts began her career in the Inspector General community at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) OIG as a student intern in Georgia State University's cooperative education program. After her graduation with a degree in accounting, she held a variety of auditing positions in Atlanta's Southeast Region, at USDA OIG Headquarters where she was Director of the Rural Development and Natural Resources Division, and in the Northeast Region where she served as Regional Inspector General. She is a graduate of American University’s Key Executive MPA program and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Public Administration.
Ms. Batts serves as Chair of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Information Technology Committee and as a member of the CIGIE Executive Committee. She is an active participant in an Adult Development Community of Practice, a certified public accountant, and a past president of the Washington DC Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. She is married and has a son. She is an active volunteer in her church and in a variety of community organizations.