Debra Johnston

Chief Audit Executive

Debra Johnston became Board of Regents Chief Audit Executive in November 2020.  She has a wealth of experience in the Regent system, as she first joined the University of Iowa internal audit staff in January 2001 as a senior auditor, was promoted to audit manager in 2004, and again promoted to associate director in 2008.  Prior to that, she worked for more than 20 years in the corporate world where she managed the accounting and finance functions of both service and manufacturing companies.  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.

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