Parisa Salehi is the Acting Inspector General of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. She provides overall direction to the teams of auditors, investigators, and inspectors responsible for improving the programs and operations of EXIM Bank and preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse. Before joining EXIM Bank, she served at the United States Depart of Agriculture for nearly 5 years. She directed the Appeals, Litigation, Suspension and Debarment program for Risk Management Agency within the Department of Agriculture. She was the recipient of the Presidential Award and Administrator Award for her role at Risk Management Agency. During this time, Ms. Salehi also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Law, at Howard University School of Law. Ms. Salehi worked for prominent and large law firms prior to joining the Federal Government.
Jennifer Fain is the Acting Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations. In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing audits, inspections, evaluations, and other reviews of EXIM’s programs and operations. She brings 20 years of federal government experience, which includes serving 18 years within an Office of Inspector General. Experience includes financial and performance audits, risk assessments and internal control reviews, policy and transaction reviews, and white-collar fraud assignments. Ms. Fain holds a Master of Science in Finance from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Colorado. She is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Mark Thorum serves as Assistant Inspector General for Management and Policy with the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Export-Import Bank of the United States. In this capacity, Mr. Thorum is responsible for providing leadership, direction and coordination in key functional areas of the OIG including Budget and Financial Management, Organizational Planning, Records Management, Policy Development, Procurement, Information Technology, Enterprise Risk Management and Data Analytics. Prior to assuming this position in 2018, Mr. Thorum served as the Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Policy Evaluations with the OIG.
Mr. Thorum has more than 25 years of experience with structured finance, risk mitigation and capital markets advisory with international financial institutions. Before joining EXIM Bank in 2010, Mr. Thorum held several management positions with the Financial Markets Advisory division of a major international bank. Mr. Thorum holds a Ph.D. from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - School of Public and International Affairs. He received a M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies, and a D.E.A. from the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Institute of Political Studies) Paris, France.
Andrew McLaughlin is the Acting Assistant Inspector General for Investigations with the Office of Investigations (OI), Office of Inspector General (OIG), at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He plans, directs, and supervises complex export fraud and employee misconduct investigations with OI team members, external law enforcement partners, and federal prosecutors from the Department of Justice and various US Attorneys’ Offices. Prior to joining the EXIM Bank, he served with several other federal law enforcement agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) OIG and the Health and Human Services (HHS) OIG. He has held various leadership and investigative positions including Director of the Special Operations Directorate, Chief of Intrusion Investigations, and Cyber Crime Special Agent. Mr. McLaughlin has managed and led many multi-million dollar complex investigations involving cybercrime, employee misconduct, and numerous types of export finance, banking, and insurance frauds. Mr. McLaughlin holds a B.A. in International Relations from George Mason University.
Elizabeth Sweetland is the Detailed Counsel to the Acting Inspector General of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. As part of the Management team she provides overall direction to the teams of auditors, investigators, and inspectors responsible for improving the programs and operations of EXIM Bank and preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse. She joined the Inspector General (IG) Community in 2012. Prior to 2012, she spent much of her career serving on active duty in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Since joining the IG community, she has served at the U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Inspector General and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General. In 2016 she was recognized with the NSF Director’s Award for Excellence and in 2017 she was selected for the Fellows program with the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. She holds a B.A. and a J.D. degree, both from the University of Virginia.