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Debra Johnston, MBA, CIA, CISA, CFE
Chief Audit Executive
Debra Johnston was named the Board of Regents Interim Chief Audit Executive in November 2020 and Chief Audit Executive in June 2021, and is responsible for overseeing the auditing efforts of the Regent enterprise. Deb joined the University of Iowa's Office of Internal Audit in January 2001 as a Senior Auditor. She previously worked for more than twenty years managing the accounting and finance functions of both service and manufacturing companies. Deb earned a BBA in Finance and MBA from the University of Iowa, is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Chad Sharp, MBA, CIA, CISA, CFE
Assistant Director of Internal Audit
Chad Sharp joined Internal Audit in October 2002. He moved into his current position in November 2020. He previously worked for three and a half years as an account manager, financial auditor, and process/compliance analyst for a local telephone company. Chad earned a BA and MBA from the University of Iowa. He is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Kip Druecker, CPA, CISA, CFE
Kip Druecker joined Internal Audit in December 2006. He moved into his current position in November 2020. He previously worked as an auditor at the State of Iowa Auditor’s Office for five and a half years. Kip earned a BA in accounting and finance from the University of Northern Iowa. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Julie Appleget, CIA, CISA, CFE
Julie Appleget joined Internal Audit in March 2016. She previously worked in insurance, including 10 years in Internal Audit. Julie earned an AAS in Marketing and Management and an AAS in Computer Programming from Kirkwood Community College. She is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Gavin Macdonald joined Internal Audit in January 2023. He previously worked as a Senior IT Support Consultant at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for three years. Gavin earned a BA in Computer Management & Information Systems from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
Lindsey Schmidt, MA
Lindsey Schmidt joined Internal Audit in March 2019. She previously worked as an Investigative Analyst in Test Security at ACT, Inc. Lindsey earned a BA in Psychology and Spanish from Coe College and a MA in Educational Measurement and Statistics from the University of Iowa.
Samuel Wallace, M.Acc., CIA
Sam Wallace joined Internal Audit in October 2019. He previously worked as an auditor and accountant at the US Department of Defense for two years. Sam earned a BA in History and an M.Acc from the University of Iowa and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Lydia Weinand joined Internal Audit in June 2021. She previously worked as an Assurance Associate for RSM McGladrey. Lydia earned a BS in Accounting and Business Administration from Winona State University.
Audit Executive Assistant
Renae Miller joined Internal Audit in October 2015. She previously worked for the Iowa City Community School District and a local bank. Renae earned an AA degree from Kirkwood Community College and is working on a bachelor's degree at the University of Iowa.