Total career experience of 43 years in auditing, accounting, and compliance monitoring, including 33 years of internal audit and public accounting experience. In November 2008, rejoined the internal audit function at Rite Aid Corporation after tenure in several other positions at the company starting in 1994. As Vice President, Internal Assurance Services, reported results of financial, regulatory, and operational audits to executive management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Also chaired the Program Management Offices established to ensure compliance with requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Rite Aid’s obligations under consent orders with the Federal Trade Commission and Office for Civil Rights. Prior positions at Rite Aid included Vice President and Senior Director of Accounting Controls & Administration, Controller for Store Planning and Development, and Director of Internal Audit. Prior to joining Rite Aid, held positions in the internal audit departments of retailing, manufacturing, and financial service companies. During the first three years in career, worked for a regional public accounting firm in the New York City area.
Earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York (1974). As a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, conducted fraud investigations involving major defalcations and subsequent recoveries. Recommended and helped implement improvements to international retail and import operations. Recognized speaker at seminars sponsored by the National Retail Federation, Institute Of Internal Auditors, MIS Training Institute, and Ernst & Young. Has presented on a wide range of topics, including corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley program development and compliance, identifying cost saving ideas, performing fraud investigations, and recruiting and developing professionals.