Office of Inspector General, Benjamin Belnap

Man smiling wearing glasses, a white, blue, dark blue checkered button up shirt, and a white undershirt. The man has short dark hair. The photo of the man is from the chest up and background is standing in front of shrubbery.Benjamin “Ben” Belnap, of Sacramento, was appointed Inspector General of the California High-Speed Rail Authority by Governor Newsom in 2023. Belnap has been a Deputy State Auditor at the California State Auditor’s Office since 2015, where he has held several roles since 2001, including Principal Auditor, Senior Auditor I, Senior Auditor II, Senior Auditor III, and Staff Auditor. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brigham Young University.


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