Office of Audits

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Office of Audits has the three primary functions below:

External Audits

External Audits performs consultant contract audits, consultant overhead audits, invoice audits, railroad and utility contract audits, and audits of special projects. These audits are conducted for contractors, consulting engineering firms, and utility and railroad companies that have contractual obligations with MDOT SHA.

Internal Audits

Internal Audits performs audits of the activities and operations of MDOT SHA. Audits are conducted for compliance, reliability and integrity of information, efficiency and effectiveness, safeguarding of assets, and accomplishment of management's goals and objectives. Internal audits may be financial or operational.

Internal Audits investigates allegations of misconduct and of  fraud, waste and abuse by MDOT SHA employees and external partners conducting  business with MDOT SHA.

Special projects are performed at management's direction and discretion.

The Office of Audits is under the direct responsibility of the MDOT SHA Administrator.

Construction Audits

This unit verifies compliance with all construction directives, policies and procedures, guidelines, and laws and regulations for activities associated with MDOT SHA’s construction projects.​


Lisa Rosenberg, Director, 410.545.5663

Keonna Carter, Deputy Director​ 

Internal Audits Manager 410.545.8767
(Operational audits, compliance audits and investigations)

Cynthia Berger, Construction Audits Manager 410.542.8767
Compliance audits, Invoice audits, and construction contract audits)​

Sonya Pirtle, External Audits Manager 410.545.8702
(Consultant contracts audits, Invoice audits, local public agency audits)

Mary Mays, A/E Audits Manager 410.545.8721
(A/E consultant overhead audits, pre-contract audits)

Fraud Hotline


To report known or suspected fraud, waste, or abuse at MDOT SHA, contact the Office of Audits’ fraud hotline at 866-362-1726. All information will remain confidential. You may choose to remain anonymous​.