Employee Contact List

Internal Audit contact information

Name Title Telephone Number Email Address
Nicole Kelley City Auditor (505) 377-3763 [email protected]
Marisa Vargas Internal Audit Manager (505) 639-3563 [email protected]
Vacant Contract Auditor  (505) 377-2913  
Connie Barros-Montoya Principal Auditor  (505) 639-3645 [email protected]
Vanessa Meske Principal Auditor  (505) 639-3660 [email protected]
Stacy Martin Staff Auditor (505) 441-0666 [email protected]
Leslie Rendon Staff Auditor/Administrative Coordinator (505) 379-8746 [email protected]

Employee Bios

Nicole Kelley, City Auditor

Nicole has nearly 20 years of audit and accounting experience. After receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in accounting from Sonoma State University, where she also played collegiate soccer, Nicole spent five years in public accounting at KPMG. A calling to public service led her to the City and County of San Francisco's City Services Auditor's Office, where she served as an Audit Supervisor, Audit Manager, and finally as Assistant Director of Audits. Nicole also received her MBA with an emphasis in Finance, from the University of San Francisco School of Business. Nicole was first hired as the OIA’s Internal Audit Manager before being appointed to City Auditor.

Marisa C. Vargas, Internal Audit Manager

Marisa has over 17 years of assurance and consulting experience in the private and government sectors. Marisa first worked at New Mexico Student Loans as an Internal Auditor performing compliance and performance audits. She then worked for the Internal Audit department at Sandia National Laboratories from 2010 to 2020 as a Contract Auditor, Internal Auditor, and finally as an Audit Supervisor for her final six years. Marisa serves on the IIA Albuquerque Chapter Board, recently completing six years as the Chapter President. A native of Albuquerque, Marisa obtained both her Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics and a Master’s in Accounting from the University of New Mexico. Marisa was hired as a Contract Auditor with the City of Albuquerque before becoming the Internal Audit Manager.

Leslie Rendon, Staff Auditor/Administrative Coordinator

Leslie has served the City of Albuquerque in various capacities for over 10 years.  Her career with the City began at the Cultural Services Department’s Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, she then spent time at the Albuquerque Police Department, Planning Department, and the Department of Municipal Development. Leslie was hired as Staff Auditor in June of 2022 for the OIA. Previously, she served as the Administrative Coordinator for both the OIA and OIG for over two years. 

Connie Barros-Montoya, Principal Auditor

Connie has 24 years of experience in financial and collections in the private sector and six years of experience with Taxation and Revenue, with one year of auditing with Weight Distance and two years of auditing with the International Fuel Tax Association (IFTA) and International Registration Program (IRP). Connie graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business and a minor in Accounting. Connie was hired as a Staff Auditor with the City of Albuquerque prior to being promoted to Principal Auditor.

Vanessa Meza, Principal Auditor

Vanessa has over six years of auditing and investigating experience. While earning both her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Master’s in Business Administration, she spent four years at a Tribal casino where she worked in Surveillance, Risk Management, and Auditing. She then went on to work as an Internal Auditor at MGM Resorts International performing Title 31 compliance audits for 15 MGM properties. Vanessa serves on the IIA Albuquerque Chapter Board and also holds the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Credential. Vanessa relocated to New Mexico to start a new life with her husband and to continue her auditing career with the City of Albuquerque. 

Stacy Martin, Staff Auditor

Stacy has over 25 years of financial, lending, servicing, fraud, collection, mortgage, and customer service experience in the private sector. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management, an MBA in Accounting, and a dual Master’s Degree in Management from National American University.