Jon T. Rymer
Jon T. Rymer is a Director at Lynch Consultants and is responsible for the firm’s federal civilian agencies consulting practice. Mr. Rymer joined Lynch Consultants in August 2016. Prior to joining Lynch, Mr. Rymer was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Rymer led a staff of over 1500 employees whose mission is to reduce waste fraud and abuse in the programs and operations of the Department of Defense. He served in this position until January 2016. Mr. Rymer was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service by the Secretary of Defense upon completion of his tenure at DoD. Before joining DOD, Mr. Rymer was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the Inspector General for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He served in this position from July 2006 to September 2013. Concurrent with his service at FDIC, Mr. Rymer served as the Interim Inspector General of the Securities and Exchange Commission from May 31, 2012, until January 31, 2013.
Mr. Rymer is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Government Auditing Professional and served for eight years as the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. Mr. Rymer also served as a member of the Comptroller General’s Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards (the Yellow Book) and he served as Chair of the Government Accountability Office’s Green Book Advisory Council. He served on the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board’s Accounting and Auditing Policy Committee as well.
Mr. Rymer has been recognized for significant accomplishments in the profession of auditing. In 2016 he was named a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Hall of Distinguished Practitioners and he was named one of the “Most Influential Federal Auditors” by the IIA in 2014. He was also awarded the Association of Government Accountants Distinguished Federal Leadership Award in 2015.
Prior to entering federal civilian service, Mr. Rymer served as a Director at the accounting firm of KPMG LLP, where he led an auditing and advisory practice that assisted clients on matters of business process improvement, quality assurance processes, and internal auditing.
Mr. Rymer served for more than 33 years in the active and reserve components of the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and the U.S. Army Inspector General School. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster and the Humanitarian Service Medal.
Mr. Rymer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Tennessee and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.