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Internal Audit Organization Chart - Regent Institutions

 

   Debra Johnston, MBA, CIA, CISA, CFE
   Chief Audit Executive
   Email: debra.johnston@iowaregents.edu
   Campus Address: 2nd Floor Administrative Services Building
   Phone: 319-467-0150

 

 

Debra Johnston was named the Board of Regents Chief Audit Executive in November 2020, 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 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 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.

 

   James Pitcher, MBA, CPA, CFE
   Interim Audit Manager
   Email: jpitcher@iastate.edu
   Campus Address: 2nd Floor Administrative Services Building
   Phone: 319-467-0151

 

 

James Pitcher was named Interim Audit Manager at Iowa State University’s Office of Internal Audit in March 2022. James joined the University of Iowa’s Office of Internal Audit in May 2013 as a health science auditor and was named a senior auditor in 2016. He previously worked as an auditor at the State of Iowa Auditor’s Office. 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 and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

 

Jing LiMichael Holowinski
Auditor
Email: mholow@iastate.edu
Campus Address: 2nd Floor Administrative Services Building
Phone: 515-294-2572

Michael Holowinski joined Iowa State University's Office of Internal Audit in January 2018. He previously worked as an auditor at the State of Iowa Auditor's Office for two and a half years. Michael earned his BA in Accounting from Iowa State University.

 

   Kris Muhl
   Auditor
   Email: kmuhl@iastate.edu
   Campus Address: 2nd Floor Administrative Services Building
   Phone: 515-294-0355

Kris Muhl joined Iowa State University's Office of Internal Audit in October 2021. Kris has experience as an analyst in telecommunications and insurance group premium accounting. He has several years of experience in higher education working in intercollegiate athletics and most recently research and economic development. Kris earned his BA in Political Science and Portuguese from the University of Iowa and his M.B.A. in Production Operations Management and Logistics from Loyola University, Chicago.