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Meet the Audit Team

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

Kent joined William & Mary in 2014 as the Director of Internal Audit. Kent is a W&M 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]]
, Senior 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.

[[depeterson, Denise Peterson]], Senior Auditor

Denise joined the Office of Internal Audit in July of 2022. Prior to joining William and Mary, Denise was employed at the City of Hampton’s Department of Internal Audit for eleven years and at the Virginia Department of Transportation Assurance and Compliance Office for three years. During those years, she has performed operational, compliance, and performance and financial audits.  Denise is married and has one child. She enjoys spending time with her family and is actively involved with several community service organizations.

[[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.