Tricia A. Griffis, CPA , is the Director of the Internal Audit Division ofFrederick County Government. Tricia is a graduate of Salisbury University with degrees in both Accounting and Business Administration with a focus in Business Management. She has over 17 years of experience in the audit and attest field. Tricia spent 13 years working with CohnReznick as a Senior Manager and leader in her fields of expertise which included state and local government, real estate, development, and construction. There she was also a leader in staff development and guidance as well as an internal CPE instructor. Today, Tricia is the Director of Internal Audit for Frederick County Government which includes an internal audit role for not only the Government entity but also Frederick County Public Schools and Frederick Community College. Tricia works with each entity annually to formulate a fluid risk assessment, administer hotline issues brought forward and manage all internal audits throughout the three entities. Tricia is also involved with the Maryland Association of CPA’s Business Learning Institute as a CPE instructor as well as with the Maryland Government Finance Officer’s Association.