Ms. Lawson is the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA), Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) Office of Audit, Program Audits and Evaluations. Ms. Lawson started her audit career working to improve the integrity of SSA's programs in the Boston, Massachusetts office in 1989. Rona later served as an Audit Manager and Audit Director in Boston for several years. Over the years, Ms. Lawson has led audit staffs in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Falls Church, Kansas City, Dallas and Baltimore. In 2003, Rona became the Office of Audit's Executive Officer, where she coordinated nationwide audit activities and administrative functions.