Biography

Tejah D. Duckworth is an associate managing director with K2 Integrity’s Investigations and Risk Advisory practice, based in New York. Tejah manages corruption and fraud investigations, oversees integrity monitoring projects, and helps clients evaluate and implement compliance programs. 

Prior to joining K2 Integrity, Tejah worked in New York City’s Department of Investigation (DOI) as the Inspector General of Vendor Integrity, where she oversaw the city’s Independent Private Sector Inspector General (IPSIG)/Integrity Monitor program, managed a staff of professional investigators and attorneys, and acted as a liaison to prosecutors’ offices and to federal, state, and city law enforcement agencies. With expertise in integrity monitoring, vendor compliance, and financial fraud investigations, she provided training and guidance to investigative staff and city agencies on how to prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. She also facilitated and negotiated procurement contracts, monitoring agreements, and retainer agreements.

Before her promotion to Inspector General, Tejah served as DOI’s Director of Vendor Integrity. In that role, she worked on several notable billion-dollar projects, including the Emergency Communications Transformation Program and the NYCHA Sandy Recovery Program. In addition, she served as a peace officer while at the agency. Prior to her tenure at the DOI, Tejah worked for the Office of the Mayor of New York City within its Office of Contract Services (MOCS) space. While in this role, she monitored compliance for New York City’s $15 billion procurement portfolio, establishing internal policies and offering training and ongoing technical assistance for new policies and procedures as they were implemented.

Tejah holds an M.S. in negotiation and conflict resolution from Columbia University and a B.A. in sociology and psychology from California State University, Northridge. 

Education and Certifications

  • California State University, Northridge, B.A.
  • Columbia University, M.S.