Tom Yatsco was named by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of Directors as the new Inspector General beginning in April of 2023.
Tom has spent nearly 25 years in the federal accountability community, primarily at federal grant-making agencies. Prior to LSC, Tom worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he served as a Specialist Leader and helped public-sector clients address their monitoring, compliance, internal audit, and fraud prevention challenges.
From 2016 to 2022, he served as the Assistant Inspector General for Audit and Evaluation at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and simultaneously as head of audit for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Inter-American Foundation, and the U.S. African Development Foundation. At USAID, Tom led a global workforce of over 120 people in producing oversight products that won numerous Council of the Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) awards for excellence.
Prior to his time at USAID, Tom served as the Assistant Inspector General for Audit at the Smithsonian Institution and spent nearly 10 years in leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG). At DOT OIG, Tom led his teams in providing oversight responses to many key events in the transportation sector. He and his teams won numerous CIGIE awards for their work, including the Alexander Hamilton Award, as well as Secretary of Transportation awards.
Tom started his oversight career at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 1999. At GAO, he worked on a variety of congressionally requested audits, including audits related to the District of Columbia's governance and fiscal integrity activities, state and local governments’ use of Master Tobacco Settlement funds and health care delivery reforms at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. He has a B.A. from Youngstown State University and an M.A. from Kent State University in Ohio. He resides in Washington, D.C.