Interim Chief Audit Executive







Yolanda Lockett has been appointed as the Interim Chief Audit Executive in the Office of Independent Internal Audit (OIIA) for DeKalb County, Georgia. Yolanda Lockett’s appointment became effective on August 2, 2021.  In this role, Yolanda Lockett will serve in the interim position until a permanent Chief Audit Executive is appointed by the Board of Commissioners (BOC) of DeKalb County in accordance with paragraphs (n)(9)(A) of section 10A of the DeKalb County Organizational Act. Prior to this interim appointment, Yolanda Lockett served as the Deputy Chief Audit Executive for the OIIA, assisting the Chief Audit Executive in providing independent, objective, insightful, nonpartisan assessments of the programs and operations within DeKalb County.  Her primary responsibilities in this role were quality assurance and project oversight. Yolanda’s integrated audit background, along with experience in start-up internal audit functions have allowed her to make a valuable impact in this role.  

Prior to joining DeKalb County government, Yolanda spent most of her career in internal audit within various industries and state government.  Most recently, Yolanda was the Director of Internal Audit for the Florida Department of Management Services. Her entire career has been dedicated to the assessment of regulatory compliance, internal controls, and business process improvements.

Yolanda received her bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University.  She is both a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Yolanda has also completed several other Financial and IT Audit certificate programs through various local and national organizations.