Carolyn SaintCPA, CIA, CRMA
Chief Audit Executive
Carolyn Devine Saint is the Chief Audit Executive of the University of Virginia. Appointed in April 2015, she is responsible for the leadership of the University Audit Department, an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia Health System. Saint is a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet and serves as a key leader in enhancing and protecting organizational value by providing risk based and objective assurance, advice, and insight.
During her time at the University of Virginia, Saint has revitalized the University Audit Department, refocusing its efforts toward delivering valued insights on the risks that matter most. She serves as a mentor in the Center for Leadership Excellence’s Cornerstone Program, and contributes to staff training and development through presentations at the Organizational Excellence Quality Core Network and other venues.
Saint previously served as vice president and chief audit executive for several multinational companies, including Sears Holdings, Lowe’s, and 7-Eleven. She began her career at Deloitte, serving clients in the manufacturing, healthcare, and not for profit sectors.
An active advocate for the internal auditing profession, Saint has chaired the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) North American Board of Directors, served as an IIA global board member, and was a member of the IIA Research Foundation Board of Trustees. She most recently served as IIA Global Advocacy chair, where she led the creation of the IIA’s global advocacy platform. Saint is a member of the advisory board for ACL, a software development company headquartered in Vancouver Canada. She also serves on the volunteer boards of Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association and the American Red Cross Central & Shenandoah Virginia. -June 2017