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.
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 also using his knowledge of fraud and data visualization software, Tableau, to help with special reviews, and provide tools for management to help stop problems. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner. He holds a Master’s of Accounting from Georgia Southern University and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from North Georgia College and State University (now University of North Georgia).
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.
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.
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.
Betsy joined the Georgia Tech Internal Audit team in 2012. She holds a BA degree in French from Arcadia University and an MBA degree with a concentration in Accounting from the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. Betsy is a Certified Internal Auditor. Her business experience includes steel importing, French translation, income tax preparation, and accounting for various small businesses in Texas and Georgia.
Awonda became a part of Georgia Tech’s Department of Internal Auditing in March of 2018 as an Auditor I. She graduated from Clayton State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration 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.
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 began her career at Georgia Tech in 1989 in the School of Industrial & Systems Engineering. She also worked in the Office of Legal Affairs as a legal assistant, as well as the College of Architecture Industrial Design Program where she provided support to the Director and as an academic adviser. In 2001 she left for Agnes Scott College’s Office of Business and Finance providing support for the Vice President, until his retirement.
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.