Marianne Evashenk

President
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Marianne Evashenk brings more than three decades of expertise serving the public sector. Prior to co-founding Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting in January 2000, Ms. Evashenk served as California’s Chief Deputy State Auditor for nearly a decade. She specializes in public policy, organizational development and management, governance and government regulation, budget and finance, performance measurement, and cost and rate studies. Ms. Evashenk earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy at California State University, Sacramento, and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Global Management Accountant, and Certified Government Financial Manager. Ms. Evashenk has served on a variety of national committees for the AICPA and National State Auditor’s Association, and currently is a Board member of CPM, a non-profit educational organization. She previously served as President and Trustee for Christian Brothers High School. Marianne@secteam.com

Kurt Sjoberg

Vice President & Board Chairman
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After serving 11 years as the California State Auditor and ten years as Chief Deputy Auditor General, Mr. Sjoberg co-founded Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting in 2000. He brings more than 40 years’ experience auditing federal, state and local government programs, is nationally recognized for contributions to government accountability, and served a four-year term on GAO’s Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards. Mr. Sjoberg’s specializations include finance, internal controls, procurement, construction, energy and grant compliance. Heearned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Armstrong University and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He is a Certified Financial Services Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Construction Auditor, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Sjoberg is a past president of the National State Auditors Association, a lifetime board member of the Sacramento Association of Government Auditors, and an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He led the United Way campaign for the California Legislature and was instrumental in establishing a 5,000-player local youth soccer league serving as president, treasurer, coach, and referee. Kurt@secteam.com

Catherine Brady

Partner
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Ms. Brady offers more than two decades of experience overseeing, managing and conducting performance audits, consulting engagements, feasibility studies, and financial audits and analysis at all levels of state and local government. Ms. Brady provides industry expertise in transportation, capital planning and construction, and Federal Grant administration and compliance. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accountancy and an MBA from California State University, Sacramento. Ms. Brady is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Construction Auditor, and Certified Global Management Accountant. Cathy@secteam.com

George Skiles

Partner
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Since 2000, Mr. Skiles has dedicated his career to the independent evaluation of public agencies and programs, with the goal of increasing public transparency and accountability and providing practical solutions to improve service delivery. His experience in state and local government includes a broad spectrum of government responsibilities, programs, and operations. Mr. Skiles currently serves as the outsourced Chief Audit Executive for two local governments—the City of Elk Grove, California, and Snohomish County, Washington—in addition to performing audit and consulting services for a wide range of state and local governments. He has a M.A. in Sociology from California State University, Northridge; is a Certified Internal Auditor and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance; and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. George@secteam.com

Lynda McCallum

Partner
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Ms. McCallum offers more than 15 years of experience managing and performing a wide array of large-and small scale local government and state level performance audits, program evaluations, operational reviews, rate studies, and financial analyses. In addition to her broad industry-wide experience, Ms. McCallum specializes in environmental and public safety and emergency services. She earned a MBA from California State University, Sacramento, with a specialization in Finance, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. She is also a Certified Governmental Financial Manager and Certified Government Audit Professional. Ms. McCallum is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Association of Government Accountants. Lynda@secteam.com

Nicole Dyer

Director
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Since 2005, Ms. Dyer has been providing financial analysis, consulting and training services, and managing and conducting performance audits. Ms. Dyer has a wide breath of experience spanning a variety of public entities, program areas, and functions of government. She provides industry expertise in federal grant management, healthcare, higher education, public transportation, and capital construction project management. Ms. Dyer earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in financial services from San Diego State University and a MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management from the Western Governors University. She is a Certified Project Management Professional, Certified Government Audit Professional, and a Certified Construction Auditor. Ms. Dyer is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, National Association of Construction Auditors, and Project Management Institute. Nicole@secteam.com

Lien Luu

Manager
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Since 2005, Ms. Luu has managed and conducted performance audits, financial analyses, compliance audits, program evaluations, and business process assessments at all levels of government. She provides industry expertise in capital construction oversight, project management best practices and benchmarking as well as federal procurement rules, and public transportation performance measurement. Ms. Luu earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentration in international business and emphasis on finance from California State University, Sacramento. She is a Certified Construction Auditor and member of the National Association of Construction Auditors, Association of Government Accountants, and Project Management Institute. Lien@secteam.com

Robert Evashenk

Senior Consultant
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Since 2005, Mr. Evashenk has been supervising and conducting complex data analysis on a wide variety of engagements. Mr. Evashenk provides expertise in data security, emergency response services, and human resources. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with an emphasis on Statistics, from the University of California, Davis. Mr. Evashenk is a Certified Government Auditing Professional and also completed a Human Resources Management certificate program at the Sacramento State College of Continuing Education. Roberte@secteam.com

Michael Nash

Senior Consultant
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Since 2010, Mr. Nash has been providing public sector research and policy evaluation and auditing services. Mr. Nash provides expertise in forecasting, data modeling, project planning, and resource analysis. Mr. Nash has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Montana, Master of Public Policy from Oregon State University, and has completed post-graduate coursework in American Politics and Research Methodology at the University of California, Davis. Michael@secteam.com

Duran Brandon

Senior Consultant
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Since 2012, Mr. Brandon has been leading teams, developing audit and quality control programs, and conducting consulting projects. He provides expertise in risk analysis, client management, and sustainable business management. Mr. Brandon earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, with an emphasis in Sustainable Business Management, from California State University Chico and a Master of Business, with an emphasis in Sustainable Business Practices and certificate in Advanced Strategy and Leadership from University of Oregon. Duran@secteam.com

Katie Dillon

Staff Consultant
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Since 2016, Ms. Dillon has been working with government agencies providing quantitative analysis, legislative research, and regulatory compliance. She provides expertise in grant management, public policy and administration, and quantitative analysis. Ms. Dillon earned her B.A. in Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is in the process of completing her Master of Public Administration from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Katie@secteam.com

Cristina Gonzales

Staff Consultant
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Since 2010, Ms. Gonzales has been working in operations management, and service performance management within the private industry. Prior to that she gained experience working on legislation while drafting fact sheets, amendments and legislative requests for the California State Assembly. She provides expertise in business management, performance evaluation, and leadership development. Ms. Gonzales earned her B.A. in Government, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, from the California State University, Sacramento. Cristina@secteam.com