About Us

In May of 2007 the Office of Internal Audit at the University of Iowa underwent a Quality Assurance Review (QAR). In 2012, an external consultant was hired to conduct a QAR for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.  The goal was to fulfill the requirements of the Internal Audit standards which require an external review should be completed every five years.  The consolidated results for all three institutions can be viewed here.  Each of the recommendations identified in the report has been, or is being addressed.

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                    Todd T. Stewart, MBA, CIA, CPA, CGFM, CFE

                         Chief Audit Executive

                         Email:  todd-stewart@uiowa.edu

                         Campus Address:  W512 Seashore Hall

                         Phone:  319-335-0677

 

                

Todd Stewart joined Internal Audit in August 2005.  He previously served as Associate Controller and Director of Accounting at the University of Iowa for seven years.  Prior to that, he worked as an administrator in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Iowa and as Audit Manager with the State of Iowa Auditor’s Office for sixteen years.  Todd earned his B.S. in accounting from Iowa State University and M.B.A. from the University of Iowa.  He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Internal Auditor.

 

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                    Debra A. Johnston, MBA, CIA, CISA, CFE

                         Assistant Director of Internal Audit

                         Email:  debra-johnston@uiowa.edu

                         Campus Address:  E613C General Hospital

                         Phone:  319-356-3785

 

 

Deb Johnston joined Internal Audit in January 2001 as a Senior Auditor.  She previously worked for more than twenty years in the corporate world where she managed the accounting and finance functions of both service and manufacturing companies.  Immediately prior to her working for the University, Deb was the Financial Systems Development Manager for APAC Customer Services during a large Lawson Software implementation.  Deb earned her B.B.A in Finance and M.B.A. from the University of Iowa, is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

 

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                    Chad Sharp, MBA, CIA, CISA  

                         Audit Manager

                         Email:  chad-sharp@uiowa.edu

                         Campus Address: W515 Seashore Hall 

                         Phone:  319-335-2726

 

 

Chad Sharp joined Internal Audit in October 2002.  He moved into his current position in December 2012.  He previously worked for 3 ½ years as an account manager, financial auditor, and process/compliance analyst for a local telephone company.  Chad earned a B.A. and MBA from the University of Iowa.  He is a Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. 

 

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                   Kip Druecker, CPA, CISA

                       IT Auditor

                        Email:  kip-druecker@uiowa.edu

                       Campus Address:  E613B General Hospital

                        Phone:  319-356-4755

 

 

Kip Druecker joined Internal Audit in December 2006.  He moved into his current position in December 2012.  He previously worked as an auditor at the State of Iowa Auditor’s Office for five and a half years.  Kip earned his B.A. in accounting and finance from the University of Northern Iowa.  He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

                     

                     

               

                    Terry Gromacki  

                         IT Auditor

                         Email: terry-gromacki@uiowa.edu 

                         Campus Address: W514 Seashore Hall 

                         Phone:  319-335-2872

 

 

 

Terry Gromacki joined Internal Audit in August 2012.  He previously worked as a Business Systems Analyst for 7 years at the University of Michigan, specializing in the areas of Access and Security.  Terry earned his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan, with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems and Finance. 

 

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                    John Hunter  

                         Auditor

                         Email:  john-w-hunter@uiowa.edu

                         Campus Address: W510 Seashore Hall

                         Phone: 319-335-2865

 

 

John Hunter joined Internal Audit in September 2014.  He previously worked for more than 10 years as an Audit / Data Analyst specializing in quality assurance for a national telecommunications company.  Prior to that, John spent six years in the banking industry working as an Assistant Branch Manager, Loan Officer, and Mortgage Broker.  John earned his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa. 

 

 

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                    Staci Meade, MAc, CPA 

                         Auditor

                         Email:  staci-meade@uiowa.edu

                         Campus Address: E615A General Hospital 

                         Phone: 319-356-4312

 

 

Staci Meade joined Internal Audit in November 2014. She previously worked as an Assurance Associate for two top ten accounting firms where she audited manufacturers, construction companies, rural electric cooperatives and employee benefit plans.  She also has experience with taxation and accounting for small businesses.  She earned her B.B.A. in Accounting and MAc from the University of Iowa in 2010 and 2011, respectively.  She is a Certified Public Accountant.

               

 

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                    James Pitcher, CPA  

                         Senior Auditor

                         Email:  james-pitcher@uiowa.edu

                         Campus Address: E615D General Hospital 

                         Phone:  319-384-7272

 

 

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 his B.B.A in Public Accounting, Business Administration, and German from Coe College.  He is a Certified Public Accountant. 

 

 

 

                    Della Rhodes, MBA, CPA, CIA

                         Senior Auditor

                         Email:  della-rhodes@uiowa.edu

                         Campus Address:  W511 Seashore Hall

                         Phone:  319-353-2615

 

 

Della Rhodes joined Internal Audit in November 2012.  She previously worked in banking and compliance including four years as a Bank Auditor for the Iowa Division of Banking.  Della earned her B.A. in Accounting from Buena Vista University and an MBA from the University of Arkansas.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.

 

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                    Austin Ryan, CPA 

                         Auditor

                         Email:  austin-r-ryan@uiowa.edu

                         Campus Address: W509 Seashore Hall 

                         Phone: 319-335-2857

 

 

Austin Ryan joined Internal Audit in October 2014.  He previously worked as a staff accountant at a regional public accounting firm.  Austin earned his B.A. in accounting and management from the University of Northern Iowa.  He is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

 

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                    Xiyan Wang, MAc, CPA 

                         Auditor

                         Email:  xiyan-wang@uiowa.edu

                         Campus Address: E613A General Hospital

                         Phone: 319-353-6768

 

Xiyan Wang joined Internal Audit in October 2014. She previously worked as an accountant in Accounts Payable & Travel at the University of Iowa for a year and a half.  Xiyan earned her B.A. in Economics from Peking University, China and MAc from the University of Iowa in 2010 and 2012, respectively.

 

 

 

                    Nathan Robinson

                        Departmental Administrator

                         Email:  nathan-robinson@uiowa.edu

                         Campus Address:  W513 Seashore Hall

                         Phone:  319-335-2871

 

 

Nathan Robinson joined Internal Audit in January 2013.  He previously worked for more than ten years in the corporate world as a Business Analyst and in Customer Service in the printing and publishing industry.  Nathan earned his B.A. in English from the University of Iowa.