Rymer, a certified internal auditor and certified government auditing professional, will succeed Noelle Maloney as an interim IG until a permanent successor can be found. Maloney stepped in as interim IG after H. David Kotz stepped down from the position in January.
Rymer currently serves as chair of the audit committee of the council of the inspectors general on integrity and efficiency, as well as vice chair of the council of inspectors general on financial oversight.
Additionally, Rymer’s background includes more than 31 years of active and reserve duty in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Inspector General School and has received a meritorious service medal with an oak leaf cluster, as well as a humanitarian service medal.
Rymer’s educational background also includes a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Rymer’s also had 16 years of experience as a bank executive before joining the accounting firm of KPMG LLP in 1997 as its director.