Steven van Beverhoudt
Virgin Islands Inspector General
Steven van Beverhoudt was born on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and graduated “cum laude” from the then College of the Virgin Islands (now University of the Virgin Islands) in May 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. While in college, he was a member of the President’s Club; was recognized in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; and was a recipient of the Wall Street Journal Award upon his graduation.
He started his government service in November 1978 as an Internal Revenue Agent for the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue. During his six years with the Bureau, he moved up to the level of senior Internal Revenue Agent. In August 1984, he transferred to the Virgin Islands Bureau of Audit and Control as a Supervisory Auditor, later being promoted to Audit Manager. In 1989, Steven was appointed as the first Virgin Islands Inspector General, and was reconfirmed for a fifth term in December of 2016.
Steven is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). He has also received numerous certificates for continued professional education in auditing techniques and fraud investigations.
Deputy Virgin Islands Inspector General
Delia Thomas was born on St. John, Virgin Islands. She graduated from Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania in May 1987, obtaining Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration and Accounting. Delia later attended the University of the Virgin Islands, obtaining her Master’s of Business Administration in 1995.
Prior to working for the Virgin Islands Government, she was a management trainee for the Virgin Grand Hotel on St. John, and a staff auditor with the CPA firm of Ernst & Whinney. Delia started her government career in June 1989 as an junior Auditor with the Virgin Islands Bureau of Audit and Control, working her way up to Audit Manager in 1999. In March of 2001, she was appointed acting Deputy Virgin Islands Inspector General, eventually being promoted to the position in June 2002.
There are varied positions within the Office of the Virgin Islands Inspector General, consisting of auditors, investigators, managers and support personnel.