Patrice Sayre became the Board of Regents Chief Audit Executive in January 2018, and is responsible for overseeing the auditing efforts of the Regent enterprise. She joined the Board of Regents staff in August 2007 as Chief Business Officer. Prior to joining the Board Office, Patrice was the Finance Director for the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority for 18 years. She also has worked in a number of not-for-profit and governmental entities, including Drake University, the City of Des Moines, and the Family Planning Council of Iowa. Patrice received her CPA certificate in 1979 and her Certificate in Internal Audit in 1982. She earned her bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and a Masters in Accounting from Drake University.