Chief Audit Executive

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Jodi joined the Department of Internal Auditing in September 2020.  Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Jodi spent 16 years at KPMG where she was an  Audit Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Higher Education, Government and Not-for-Profit Industries. She is skilled in Accounting, Internal Controls, Project Management, and External Audits. Jodi is a CPA, certified in Georgia and New Hampshire.  She is also a Certified Governmental Financial Manager.  Jodi received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Accounting from Tennessee Technological University. Jodi is a Board Member and Treasurer for Camp Fire of Georgia, Inc. and a past Board Member of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta.

Assistant to the Chief Audit Executive


Janice Phillips

Janice is the executive assistant to the Chief Audit Executive, and serves as her 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 studied at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Georgia State University. She joined the Department of Internal Auditing in 2008.

Director of Compliance Monitoring


Abbie Coker

Abbie joined the Department of Internal Auditing in June 2023. She previously served as the Director of Accounts Payable and Travel at Georgia Tech for 7 years.  Prior to joining Georgia Tech Abbie worked at Kennesaw State University as the Director of Finance Operations for 2 years and has worked at Atlanta Board of Education for 6 years as an Associate Director of Accounts Payable & Travel. 

Abbie has over 25 years of global financial and accounting experience from various industries ranging from higher education, K12, hospital, telecommunications, retail, and media. She has successfully navigated departments through organizational changes and implemented policies that identify and reduce risks and improve business operations within organizations.

Abbie earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Greenwich, London, UK, and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. At Georgia Tech Abbie has also completed the College Business Management Institute (CBMI) management program in 2019.

Audit Project Coordinator


Paula Gross

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.

Sponsored Programs and Financial Audit Manager

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Sara joined the Georgia Tech Department of Internal Auditing (DIA) in January 2014. She graduated summa lcum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Kennesaw State University (KSU). Sara also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from KSU and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Sara has 8 years of experience in reviewing and leading financial and operational allegations, and sponsored research activities while serving as a Forensic Auditor and Ethics & Compliance-Investigator in the DIA and Office of Ethics and Compliance departments, respectively. Currently, she is a Sponsored Research and Financial Audit Manager.

Auditor III

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Christopher joined the Georgia Tech Department of Internal Audit in December 2022. Chris cam to Georgia Tech after a 25 year with the Federal Government, where he has worked at multiple agencies to include DFAS, DoD, USDA, SSA, VHA and the last 15 years as a Senior Auditor with the Department of Health and Human Services. He holds a Bachelors in Management from Kaplan University as well as an MBA and Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance from DeVry University. Chris currently serves in the Georgia Army National Guard as a Sergeant Major within the Georgia National Guard Command Headquarters. He has served over 30 years in the military beginning as an Active-Duty member of the US Marine Corps before joining the Active Army and subsequently entering the National Guard in 1998. He holds certifications in Financial Management, Contracting, and Program Management.

IT Audit and Data Manager


Jinky Raiza (Rai) Galvez

Rai joined the Department of Internal Auditing in 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 performed and managed assurance and advisory projects. Rai is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Operational Audit Manager

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Trey joined the Department of Internal Auditing in September 2022.  Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Trey spent over 8 years at KPMG where he was a Lead Senior Audit Associate with a demonstrated history of leading audit engagements in the Higher Education, Government, Healthcare, and Not-for-Profit industries. He is skilled in Project Management, Internal Controls, Accounting, as well as External and Compliance Audits. Trey received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Finance with a collateral in Accounting from the University of Tennessee. Trey received his Master of Accountancy degree from Belmont University.

Auditor II

ELEddy Lee

Graduated from University of New Orleans with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. Worked in the Office of the Controller as a Financial Reporting and Compliance Accountant prior to joining the Internal Audit Department. Has 8 years of work experience in Higher Education accounting. Passed all CPA exams and expecting to get the license in year 2022.

Auditor II


Kassie Roberts

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.

Auditor II


Beverly Thomas

Beverly joined the Department of Internal Auditing in January 2023. She is a CPA certified in the state of Georgia. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Beverly has over five years of professional experience in the public and private sectors of accounting. Beverly received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia (double) majoring in Accounting and Finance in 2017. Beverly also received her Master of Professional Accountancy from Georgia State University in 2019.

Auditor I


Matthew (Matt) Whetten

Matthew joined the Department of Internal Auditing in February 2021. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University - Idaho. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Matthew interned as a Forensic Accountant at Cbiz and an Internal Auditor at Norfolk Southern.