Chris Constantin, MPA, CIA, CFE, CLEA, CICA
Assistant City Auditor
Chris Constantin was hired in February 2010 as the Assistant City Auditor. Chris has an extensive audit and policy background. His experience includes working in the City of San Jose's Office of the City Auditor for about nine years. He served as a Senior Auditor conducting, leading or overseeing auditors conducting numerous complex performance and financial-related audits of government programs and services. His work earned two national awards from the Association of Local Government Auditors. He presented at numerous national conferences, trained hundreds of government auditors, and regularly advised and trained audit agencies from as far as China. He is the Editor of the Association of Local Government Auditors’ international Quarterly publication.
Chris spent over thirteen years developing policy and governing the West Valley-Mission Community College District. He created and chaired the first district Audit and Budget Oversight Committee to enhance financial controls, monitor district audits, and maintain fiscal discipline over an organization with a $100 million operating budget and hundreds of employees. As a leader in education, Chris served for over five years on national and statewide education policy, legislative, and finance advisory committees, presented at numerous conferences, and conducted US Department of Education sanctioned accreditation reviews of community colleges. Chris continues to accredit community colleges in the Western US and Pacific as a commissioner for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
Chris serves as a Reserve Police Sergeant for the City of Hayward, CA. He is a certified internal affairs investigator, defensive tactics/taser instructor, and served on special reserve unit details. He has eight years of enforcement, investigations, and police community relations experience. Chris continues to provide over 400 community service hours for Hayward, CA serving as an unpaid, volunteer patrol officer.
Chris is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Law Enforcement Auditor and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Local Government Auditors, and International Law Enforcement Auditors Association.
He has a B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from San Jose State University, and a Masters in Public Administration from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship.