Mr. David A. Montoya was sworn in as Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on December 1, 2011. The Department’s mission “is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.” The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to promote the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of HUD programs in order to assist the Department in meeting its mission. As Inspector General, Mr. Montoya is the senior official responsible for audits, evaluations, investigations, and oversight efforts, relating to HUD's programs and operations.
Mr. Montoya’s twenty-six year career has been dedicated to public service focused on law enforcement with over sixteen years of oversight, supervisory and leadership positions including more than ten years experience in the Federal Senior Executive Service. Mr. Montoya’s professional career has demonstrated a rigorous focus on accountability and high ethical standards.
Prior to Mr. Montoya’s appointment to HUD, he served as the Executive Special Agent in Charge, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service (USPS-OIG) from 2005 to 2011 in which he directed the largest USPS-OIG field office. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Montoya was the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Office of Inspector General, Department of the Interior (DOI-OIG), during which time he restructured the Office of Investigations to maximize productivity, and directed DOI-OIG’s national law enforcement program which helped to protect some of America’s valuable natural resources and heritage. From 1998 to 2000 Mr. Montoya served as Deputy Director/Acting Director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Investigation Division in which he provided leadership and direction to a critical national environmental crimes investigations program that protected the health of American citizens and our country’s environment.
Mr. Montoya is strongly committed to collaboration with HUD staff and national stakeholders to ensure that the Department’s vital programs are being effectively and efficiently implemented. In addition, he is focused on developing analytics for early detection of waste, fraud and mismanagement through strategic utilizations of the OIG’s audits, evaluations, reviews and investigations. Mr. Montoya believes fraud prevention is imperative at the front-end, and consistently coveys this message to every OIG employee.
Mr. Montoya is a native of El Paso, Texas and a 1986 graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso.