Leadership

Office of the Inspector General

Inspector General

Shannon K. Manigault serves as the Inspector General of the City of Atlanta.  Before the City of Atlanta, she served as an Inspector General for the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI).  In that role, she was responsible for investigating fraud, corruption, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in New York City’s Fire Department, Department of Sanitation, Taxi & Limousine Commission, Emergency Management, and Conflicts of Interest Board.  Ms. Manigault led an investigative team as it probed a broad array of criminal misconduct, ranging in topic from bribery and insurance theft to narcotics sales and credit card fraud, and identified and worked to eliminate corruption vulnerabilities.  Before joining DOI, she worked for New York City Council, where she served as counsel to the Committee on Contracts and the Committee on Oversight & Investigations. In this position, she drafted and negotiated legislation concerning New York City’s procurement of goods, services, and construction, and coordinated Council oversight of New York City agencies. Prior to the Council, Ms. Manigault was a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where she conducted internal investigations and represented clients in white collar defense and regulatory matters.  Before Davis Polk, Ms. Manigault clerked for Honorable John C. Lifland (ret.) in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.  Ms. Manigault received an AB in Sociology from Harvard College and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Deputy Inspector General

Anthony C. Bennett serves as the Deputy Inspector General of the Compliance Division of the City of Atlanta’s Office of the Inspector General.  Mr. Bennett comes from a background that expands through both the public and private sectors. He previously served the citizens of Palm Beach County, Fl as the Manager of Investigations and Accreditation Manger for the Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General.  He was responsible for supervising OIG investigators, maintaining the office’s accreditation standards and overall compliance and initiating and coordinating investigations designed to prevent fraud and other abuses in county government. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Investigator for the Palm Beach Commission on Ethics coordinating investigations of potential violations to County’s Code of Ethics by public officials, county and municipal employees and vendors who do business with Palm Beach County.  In addition, he spent 15 years serving the citizens of Broward County, Florida while employed with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO), rising in rank from deputy sheriff to Drill Instructor, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and then to eventually Executive Officer/Ombudsman to the Executive Director of the BSO’s Detention and Community Control Divisions.  While in the private sector, Mr. Bennett held an Executive level position of Director of Corporate Security for an infrastructure company based in Washington D.C.  He oversaw physical site and building security, in addition to all executive board member security related issues.  Mr. Bennett is a U.S. Army veteran, previously serving on active duty during the time of the first Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm.  Mr. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Lynn University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Central Florida.  Mr. Bennett is a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Command Officers’ Development Program, the Supervisory Leadership Academy and the United States Army Rehabilitation Training Instructor Course (Fort McClellan, Alabama). Mr. Bennett holds active State of Florida certifications in both Law Enforcement and Corrections.

Independent Procurement Review Manager

Micheal D. Jones serves as Manager of the Independent Procurement Review Division of the City of Atlanta’s Office of the Inspector General.  With a combined 20 years of experience in federal, state, and local government, Mr. Jones has practiced governmental auditing and independent procurement review for the past 18 years.  As the program manager of Atlanta’s Independent Procurement Review function for the past two years, Mr. Jones’ team initiated over 100 solicitation reviews valued at more than $1 billion to ensure fairness and consistency throughout the procurement process and to ensure vendors and employees are free of any undisclosed conflicts of interest.  Prior to joining the Independent Procurement Review Team, Mr. Jones spent four years with the City Auditor’s Office working on a number of highly visible audit projects.  Prior to joining the City of Atlanta, Mr. Jones spent over 10 years with State of Georgia as an Internal Auditor.  A military veteran, Mr. Jones served in the US Navy.  Mr. Jones is a Certified Governmental Audit Professional and is currently working on the Certified Fraud Examiner’s Certification.  Mr. Jones holds memberships in the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  Mr. Jones holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas.

Ethics Officer

Jabu M. Sengova is the Ethics Officer for the Ethics Division. In this role, she provides leadership and direction in the areas of ethics advice and training, public education and outreach, financial disclosure filings, and enforcement of ethics cases.  She brings her passion, experience, and commitment to building a strong ethical culture in city government and was instrumental in developing and producing the City’s pilot ethics e-learning course.  During her tenure, Ms. Sengova has legislated for significant amendments to the Atlanta Code of Ethics to strengthen and improve the ethics program. She has over 21 years’ experience in the legal field, including criminal practice, ethics, and government.   Prior to joining the Ethics Office, Ms. Sengova worked for several years in the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office where she successfully represented criminal defendants in felony trials. She previously served as an assistant public defender in the Atlanta Municipal Court’s Public Defender’s Office. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from South Carolina State University and her law degree from the University of Florida.  Ms. Sengova is barred in Georgia and Florida and is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP).  She is a member of both local and national ethics and compliance organizations.  Ms. Sengova received the Atlanta Bar Association's prestigious Public Service Award in October 2017.

Deputy Ethics Officer

Carlos R. Santiago serves as the Deputy Ethics Officer of the Ethics Division of the City of Atlanta’s Office of the Inspector General. In this role, he reviews and investigates ethics complaints, monitors the City's Integrity Hotline, conducts ethics training for city officials and employees on the City's Standards of Conduct (Code of Ethics), provides written and oral advice to officials and employees, recommends changes to the Code of Ethics or Board Rules, assists with the City's mandatory annual disclosure filing requirements, and manages the financial disclosure enforcement process. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University and his Juris Doctor from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School.  Mr. Santiago is a Member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, various local and national ethics and compliance organizations, and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP).