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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Office of Inspector General

Meet the OIG Executives

Gale Stone

Deputy Inspector General

Gale Stone is a Deputy Inspector General in the FDIC Office of Inspector General (OIG). Prior to joining to the FDIC OIG, Ms. Stone had held positions at the Social Security Administration's OIG since its inception in March 1995.  Among numerous leadership positions, she served as Acting Inspector General from May 2016 to January 2019 and Deputy Inspector General from February 2013 to April 2016. 

Ms. Stone began her Federal career as a cooperative education student in the Birmingham, Alabama office of the Health and Human Services OIG.  Over the years, Ms. Stone has received numerous awards, including a 1996 Hammer Award, a 2002 Inspector General Award, and recognition from the former President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE), including a 2004 Glenn Roth Award, a 2006 Award for Excellence, a 2007 Barry Snyder Award (jointly bestowed by the PCIE and the Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency), and a 2015 Presidential Rank Award.

Ms. Stone is a cum laude graduate of Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. She also holds a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from The Johns Hopkins University, and she is a Certified Public Accountant.

Tyler Smith

Deputy Inspector General

Tyler Smith is a Deputy Inspector General in the FDIC OIG.   He brings to this position extensive experience and background in both the Inspector General (IG) and technology communities.  Prior to joining the FDIC OIG, Mr. Smith was the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) OIG.  In that role, Mr. Smith led more than 300 criminal investigators, analysts, IT forensic examiners, and staff who carried out the mission of protecting the integrity of HHS programs as well as the health and welfare of program beneficiaries.

Mr. Smith previously served as the Assistant Director at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in the Department of the Treasury and worked at the Department of Energy OIG and other federal and local agencies.  Mr. Smith also has been active in the IG community through the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.  He previously served as the Chair and Vice Chair for the AIGI Committee and Chair of the Investigations sub-committee to the Information Technology Committee.
Mr. Smith served both Enlisted and as an Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve/National Guard and is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Economic Crime Forensic Examiner, Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and Cyber Crime Examiner.  He holds several other certifications and has received numerous awards during his career. 

Mr. Smith is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, the State Department’s national security executive, and Treasury Department executive leadership schools.  He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the Florida State University.

Michael McCarthy

General Counsel

Mike McCarthy leads a team of attorneys who provide independent legal counsel and determinations to the Inspector General and the OIG.  Mr. McCarthy is a career public servant who has worked in all three branches of government. Before joining the FDIC OIG, he served as Acting Inspector General for the Export-Import Bank of the United States from 2014-2017, where he led an office that evaluated risk management and compliance and investigated bank fraud and money laundering cases.  He has also been a senior executive at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Administrative Conference of the United States, and previously served at the U.S. Department of Justice. For the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. McCarthy served as general counsel to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and as staff director of that panel's Subcommittee on Government Management. He was law clerk to U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema (Eastern District of Virginia). Mr. McCarthy graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and received a B.A. from Georgetown University, where he was a Big East All-Academic swimmer.   

Terry Gibson

Assistant Inspector General for Audits, Evaluations, and Cyber

Terry Gibson serves as the Assistant Inspector General for Audits, Evaluations, and Cyber.  In this role, Ms. Gibson is responsible for planning and managing audits, evaluations, and other reviews of the FDIC’s programs and operations.  Ms. Gibson  is a career public servant.  She served as the Acting Inspector General of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) from September 2017 to August 2018.  In this role, Ms. Gibson provided overall direction to teams of auditors, investigators, and inspectors responsible for improving the programs and operations of EXIM Bank and preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse.   Prior to becoming the Acting IG, Ms. Gibson served for more than 3 years as the Assistant Inspector General for Audits at EXIM OIG.  Ms. Gibson began her career as an auditor at the Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General (SBA OIG) and prior to her departure in 2014, served  as the Director of Credit Programs.  In this role, she was responsible for directing audits of SBA's loan and investment programs. Ms. Gibson holds a B.S. in Accounting from Salisbury University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Virginia.

Matthew Alessandrino

Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Matthew Alessandrino is the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations. His office conducts criminal investigations and law enforcement operations throughout the United States. Mr. Alessandrino has served with the FDIC OIG since January 2002. He supervises and oversees numerous open and closed bank investigations where allegations include the obstruction of bank examiners, bank fraud, securities fraud, bank embezzlement, misapplication, and money laundering.  Mr. Alessandrino and his staff routinely work in partnership with United States Attorney’s Offices, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Secret Service, the Treasury Inspector General, the Internal Revenue Service–Criminal Investigation Division, other Offices of Inspector General, and other state and local law enforcement entities.  

Mr. Alessandrino has spent his entire federal career in the Inspector General community. He joined the Nuclear Regulatory Commission OIG in 1991 where he was responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, waste and abuse in that agency’s programs. He then spent 6 years at the Social Security Administration OIG, beginning in 1996, where he served as Resident Agent-in-Charge of the Washington Field Office overseeing investigations relating to benefit fraud and identity theft.

Mr. Alessandrino earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Saint Bonaventure University in 1989. He has attended numerous training classes during his career, and completed a leadership program at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Center for Executive Leadership, Federal Executive Institute, in 2004.

Debra Schweikert

Assistant Inspector General for Management

Debra Schweikert joined the FDIC from the Department of Education OIG in 2011 as the FDIC Assistant Inspector General for Management.  In that role, she leads staff that handles IT, budget, contracting, human resources, training, and records management activities for the OIG.  Ms. Schweikert began her career at the Department of Education as the Assistant Director of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. She then moved to the policy director position on the Direct Loan Task Force. Ms. Schweikert subsequently spent 7 years in the Department of Education’s Chief Information Officer operation, serving in several senior capacities before starting with Education’s OIG in 2003 as Director of Evaluation and Inspection before being promoted to the Executive Officer/Director of Management position in 2006.

Prior to joining the federal workforce, Ms. Schweikert worked as Director of Program Reviews for a national student loan guarantor (USA Funds), Director of Loan Origination for the country’s largest student loan secondary market (SallieMae), and Deputy Director of the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, which provided student loans and scholarships for Louisiana residents.

Ms. Schweikert served as President of both the FEI Alumni Association and the Capitol Chapter of the Association of Inspectors General.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in humanities/classics and psychology, and a Master of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in counseling psychology.

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