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Employee Contact List

Internal Audit contact information

Name Title Telephone Number Email Address
Vacant City Auditor    
Marisa Vargas Internal Audit Manager 505-639-3563 [email protected]
Vacant Principal Auditor    
Connie Barros-Montoya Principal Auditor 505-639-3645 [email protected]
Vanessa Meske Lead 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

Marisa C. Vargas, Internal Audit Manager

Marisa has over 18 years of assurance and consulting experience in the non-profit 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 as the Past President 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. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and obtained a certificate in the IIA’s IT General Controls Program in May 2023.

Vanessa Meske, Lead Auditor

Vanessa has over seven 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 as the VP of Programs on the IIA Albuquerque Chapter Board and also holds the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Credential. Vanessa was first hired as a Principal Auditor with the Office of Internal Audit before becoming the Lead Auditor.

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. Leslie obtained her Associate’s degree in Integrated Studies from Central New Mexico Community College. In May 2023 she has obtained an IT General Controls Certificate. 

Connie Barros-Montoya, Principal Auditor

Connie has 24 years of financial, lending, customer service, and collection experience in the private sector. She also has 6 years of experience with the State of New Mexico in their Taxation Revenue Department and as an auditor for Fuel Tax Association (IFTA), International Registration Program (IRP), and Weight Distance Tax (WDT) programs. Connie was hired by the City of Albuquerque as a Staff Auditor in 2019 and was promoted to Principal Auditor. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and a minor in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. She obtained an IT General Controls Certificate in May 2023.

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. Stacy began her career with the City as a Staff Auditor in October 2021. She recently obtained an IT General Controls Certificate in May 2023.