Gale Stallworth Stone was appointed to the position of Deputy Inspector General on February 24, 2013. In this capacity, Mrs. Stone provides leadership and guidance in the planning, policy and program development and management of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
Mrs. Stone has been a part of the Social Security Administration's OIG since its inception in March 1995. She previously held various positions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) OIG. Since 1995, Mrs. Stone has held a number of leadership positions within the SSA OIG. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit, with primary responsibility for financial and information technology audits. She is also currently serving a 4-year appointment to the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, which advises the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Mrs. Stone began her 27-year Federal career as a cooperative education student in the Birmingham, Alabama office of the HHS OIG. Over the years, Mrs. 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 including a 2004 Glenn Roth Award, a 2006 Award for Excellence, and a 2007 Barry Snyder PCIE/ECIE Joint Award.
Mrs. 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.