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Chief Audit and Compliance Officer

Benito Ybarra oversees Texas Department of Transportation’s Internal Audit and Compliance Divisions. These functions are aimed at improving organization practices, risk management, accountability, and governance through value-driven audits, evaluations, investigations, and advisory services engagements.

Prior to joining TxDOT in September 2011, Ybarra worked at Dell Inc. and Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. He has earned designations as a certified Internal Auditor, certified Information Systems Auditor, certified Fraud Examiner and certified compliance and ethics professional, as a result of his more than 20 years of audit and investigations experience.

Currently, Ybarra serves on the Institute of Internal Auditors' (IIA) Global Board of Directors and is the past chairman of the IIA's North American Board. Additionally, Ybarra is the state department representative on the Southwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum.