• Meet the IG

    Meet the Inspector General

    William Stern is a native of Los Angeles and has enjoyed a life of public service. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

    From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Stern served as a Revenue Agent for the Internal Revenue Service in Los Angeles conducting audits of individuals, partnerships, trusts, corporations, and complex domestic and international transactions, in accordance with applicable law, regulations and policies. In 1998, Mr. Stern was promoted to the position of Senior Auditor for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, coordinating audits and assessments of the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with applicable standards and principles, and producing reports for government executives and public consumption accordingly.

    In January 1999, Mr. Stern transitioned from Audit to Investigations and embarked on a 20-year career as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During that time, Mr. Stern served in Honolulu, San Francisco, Washington, West Palm Beach, London, Las Vegas, and Amsterdam. With experience over the course of his career as an Investigator, Manager, Executive, and Diplomat, Mr. Stern worked or managed virtually all investigative and administrative programs under the purview of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This experience included Public Corruption, Complex Financial Crimes, Governmental Fraud, Civil Rights, Violent Crimes, Cyber Crime, National Security matters, and financial and personnel management. Mr. Stern is a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.

    Retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in January of 2019, Mr. Stern now continues his public service in the capacity of Inspector General for the Los Angeles Unified School District. 

    Mr. Stern maintains several relevant professional designations, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Inspector General (CIG).