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Meet the Audit Team

[[kobell,Kristin Bell]], CPA, CIA, Senior Auditor, ext 1-2067

Kristin is originally from Virginia Beach and received her BS in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 1998.  During her senior year at VCU, she obtained an internship with the Richmond office of KPMG and upon graduation, obtained a permanent position there as an Associate Auditor.  She stayed with KPMG until 2006, leaving the firm as a Senior Manager.  She went on to work for Capital One until she moved back to the Tidewater area where she worked as an Audit Manager for the Norfolk office of Goodman & Company (now Dixon Hughes Goodman).  In 2010, Kristin obtained the position of Documentation Accountant at William & Mary where she primarily worked on documenting the policies and procedures over the various functions within the Financial Operations department. During her time in this position, she also helped William & Mary's ARMICS Compliance Officer perform some of the internal control testing required for the annual ARMICS certification.  Kristin joined the Office of Internal Audit in 2013.  Kristin is married with three children and loves to spend time with her family.  

 [[kberdahl,Kent Erdahl]], CPA, Director, ext 1-1546

Kent joined William & Mary in 2014 as the Director of Internal Audit. Kent is a William & Mary graduate (class of 1983) and began his career in Washington D.C. with Arthur Andersen. During his three years in Arthur Andersen’s audit and assurance practice, he served both publicly traded and not-for-profit clients. He next worked at Mars, Inc. corporate headquarter accounting department in McLean, Va. Kent relocated to Richmond, Va and joined Ernst & Young where he worked seven years. He rose to Senior Manager and supervised multiple audit engagements, primarily in the manufacturing and consumer products industries. From 1998 to 2005 Kent worked in internal audit management roles at two large paper products companies (Fort James, MeadWestvaco). Prior to joining William & Mary, he served as the VP of Internal Audit at The St Joe Company, a Florida based NYSE real estate development company. During his nine years at The St Joe Company he was responsible for all internal audit activity and reported to the Board of Directors. Kent is married and has two adult children. He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with family.

[[amurray, Alex Murray]]
, Staff Auditor, ext. 1-1479

Alex graduated from Radford University in 2014 and began her auditing career as a staff auditor at the Auditor of Public Accounts (APA).  While at the APA, she focused on ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations for grants.  In 2019, Alex went to work for C&F Bank as an Internal Auditor.  Here she focused on ensuring sufficient internal controls through SOX requirements.  Alex joined William & Mary in 2021.  Alex is married with two children and enjoys spending time with her family.

[[lgwestbrook, Larry Westbrook]], CPA, CISA, CFE, Senior Auditor, ext. 1-1607

Larry joined the University in 2021 as a Senior Auditor.  He is a graduate of the University of Kansas.  He started his career in the Farm Cooperative business, which led to various positions with Conagra Foods, including six years of Internal Audit in Omaha Nebraska. He later joined KPMG for nine years. During this time he transferred with KPMG to Richmond, Va. After KPMG, Larry worked in internal audit management roles at various Virginia corporations (Tredegar, Ferguson, Brink’s).  Larry is married and has three adult children. In addition to spending time with family, he enjoys taking rides on his two motorcycles and “67” Mustang.