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Debra Johnston
Deb Johnston

Debra Johnston, MBA, CIA, CISA, CFE

Title/Position
Chief Audit Executive
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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
Chad Sharp

Chad Sharp, MBA, CIA, CISA, CFE

Title/Position
Assistant Director of Internal Audit
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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
Kip Druecker

Kip Druecker, CPA, CISA

Title/Position
Audit Manager
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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, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Julie Appleget
Julie Appleget

Julie Appleget, CIA, CISA, CFE

Title/Position
IT Auditor
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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.
Terry Gromacki
Terry Gromacki

Terry Gromacki, CISA

Title/Position
IT Auditor
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Terry Gromacki joined Internal Audit in August 2012. He previously worked as a Business Systems Analyst for seven years at the University of Michigan, specializing in the areas of Access and Security. Terry earned a BBA from the University of Michigan, with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems and Finance. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Doug Land
Doug Land

Doug Land

Title/Position
Auditor
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Doug Land joined Internal Audit in March 2019. He previously worked as a Financial Analyst with the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Doug earned a triple major BA in Business Finance, Economics, and Asian Studies from Coe College.
James Pitcher
James Pitcher

James Pitcher, MBA, CPA

Title/Position
Senior Auditor
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James Pitcher joined Internal Audit in May 2013. He previously worked as an Auditor at the State of Iowa Auditor's Office for two and a half years. James earned a BBA in Public Accounting, Business Administration, and German from Coe College and an MBA from the University of Iowa. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Joshua Randall
Josh Randall

Joshua Randall

Title/Position
Auditor
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Josh Randall joined Internal Audit in July 2019. He previously worked as a Financial Institution Examiner at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for five years. Josh earned a BA in Economics and Business from Cornell College.
Lindsey Schmidt
Lindsey Schmidt

Lindsey Schmidt, MA

Title/Position
Auditor
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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
Samuel Wallace

Samuel Wallace, M.Acc.

Title/Position
Auditor
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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 a M.Acc from the University of Iowa.
Lydia Weinand
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Lydia Weinand

Title/Position
Auditor
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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.
Renae Miller
Renae Miller

Renae Miller

Title/Position
Audit Executive Assistant
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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.