Ernest Almonte

Ernest Almonte
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

Ernest Almonte teaches a graduate-level seminar that focuses on theories and practices in organizational and management strategies. Topics include organizational structure and design, communication, culture and diversity, change management, stakeholder relations, long-term strategic planning, as well as workforce development and leadership identification, development and succession strategies.

Almonte is chief visionary officer of the Almonte Group, which provides government financial and public policy consulting, forensic accounting, expert witness testimony, anti-fraud measures, thought leadership, leadership training, accounting, and tax services. Almonte, who has more than thirty years of experience in the accounting profession, was Auditor General for the State of Rhode Island from 1994 to 2010. He holds a BS in business administration, an MS in taxation, and an honorary doctorate of business administration from Bryant University. Almonte is a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government and Innovations in Governance programs at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition to being certified in financial forensics, he is a certified public accountant, a certified government financial manager, a certified information technology professional, and a certified fraud examiner.