Missouri’s new state auditor has been sworn in. Nicole Galloway was formerly Boone County Treasurer. She will fill the unexpired term of Tom Schweich, who committed suicide on February 26th.
Galloway says one of the tasks she wants to take on now that she’s in office is to assess the risk cyber-crime presents to all Missourians.
“Anthem was hacked. You think about the large retailers that have been hacked and things like that. Just applying those same concepts and ways to what we do in the Auditor’s office,” said Galloway.
She says she will assess the personnel in the office and the audits that are already underway.
“I have all intentions of completing the audits that are currently in progress and reporting those findings to the public,” said Galloway.
Galloway, a Democrat, was appointed by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon, to replace Schweich, a Republican who ran unopposed for Auditor in the 2014 election cycle. Two of the remaining key members of Schweich’s staff in the auditor’s office, Deputy Auditor, Harry Otto and Trish Vincent have resigned.
Galloway’s office has announced John Luetkemeyer will serve as Deputy State Auditor and Michael Moorefield will be her Chief of Staff.
Luetkemeyer is a career certified public accountant and Auditor’s Office staff member since 1981. Moorefield most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Staff in the State Treasurer’s Office.