Phil has been a valued member of the Department of Internal Auditing since June of 1999. In July of 2007 Phil stepped up to lead the department as the Director. Phil holds professional certifications as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He holds a Masters Degree in Information Systems from Western International University.
Melissa Hall is the Associate Director of Forensic Audits at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she deals extensively with investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse in the Institute. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Clayton State University. Melissa has nearly two decades experience in both internal and external audit.
Randy Pearman joined the Georgia Tech Department of Internal Auditing in August of 1999. Currently, he is an Associate Director of Internal Auditing. Prior to coming to Tech, Randy was an auditor with the State of Georgia Department of Audits.
Suntaree joined the Georgia Tech Department of Internal Auditing in December of 2007. Currently, she is an Auditor III. She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Thammasat University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. Suntaree is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Sara joined the Georgia Tech Department of Internal Auditing in December 2014. Currently, she is a Certified Fraud Examiner and handles special investigations to prevent, detect, and deter waste and abuse. Sara holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Southern Polytechnic State University (Now, Kennesaw State University), where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Her academic achievements include being selected in April 2014 by the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants for an Academic Excellence Award.
Aaron is a Forensic Auditor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he deals with investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse at the Institute. He is using his knowledge of fraud and data visualization software, to help with special reviews, and provide tools for management to help stop problems.
Richard has been a member of the Georgia Tech family since March 2016. He moved here from Starkville, Mississippi, where he was a Computer Support Specialist for the College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. He also spent eight years as an elected alderman for the city of Starkville.
Jinky Raiza 'Rai' Galvez joined the Georgia Tech - Department of Internal Auditing on May 2018 as an Auditor III. She graduated from Philippine School of Business Administration in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, she has eight years of professional experience with Punongbayan & Araullo (Philippine member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd) where she handled various assurance and advisory projects. Rai is a Certified Public Accountant (Philippines) and a Certified Internal Auditor.
Paula began her career at Georgia Tech in March of 2018 in the Department of Internal Auditing. She came to Georgia Tech from Henry County Board of Education where she was employed for 12 years. She served seven of those years working as a Paraprofessional for high school students with Special Needs. Prior to working at HCBOE, she was employed by Georgia-Pacific Corporation as an Administrative Assistant for 11 years. She is looking forward to continuing her education with the University System of Georgia.
Travis joined the Georgia Tech Department of Internal Auditing in May 2012, as an Information Systems Auditor. Prior to Georgia Tech, Travis gained experience with IS systems working as a Desktop Technician for Booz Allen Hamilton and the University of West Georgia. He acquired auditing experience while working on the F-22 Program at Lockheed Martin in Information Security.
Awonda became a part of Georgia Tech’s Department of Internal Auditing in March 2018. She graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. In her final year at Clayton State, she interned under the Director of Internal Audit and participated in their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Awonda was a Field Tax Auditor for the Georgia Department of Labor for two and a half years conducting compliance and financial audits on businesses operating in the state of Georgia.
Brian “Bo” Oh joined the Georgia Institute of Technology Department of Internal Auditing on March 1, 2018 as an Auditor I. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Georgia State University which he graduated with Summa Cum Laude in December 2016. Previously, he held a position as a Quality Control Technician at DS Services of America, Inc. and has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mercer University’s flagship campus in Macon, Georgia.
Janice is the executive assistant to the Chief Audit Executive, and serves as his chief of staff. She is also the department administrator for Internal Auditing’s financial transactions, oversees the unit budget administration and coordination, which includes budget amendments and the fiscal year-end close out. Janice has been in the department for 10 years.
Jodie is the Administrative Assistant to the Forensic Auditing Team at Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Mercer University and a Master’s in Business Administration. Jodie has previously worked in other related criminal justice fields as well as The University of Hawaii Residency Program.
Kassie joined the Georgia Tech Department of Internal Auditing in February of 2013 as the Marketing and Admin Coordinator. Kassie acquired her marketing experience as an Assistant Director of Promotions for Clear Channel Communications Atlanta and has also worked with companies such as the Woodruff Arts Foundation and Centex Homes. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.