Securing TRA business assets
The role of internal audit is to provide independent assurance that an organization’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.
The internal audit function was authorized by the TRA Board of Trustees. As a result, a charter was approved governing internal audit practices and the TRA Audit Committee.
Leslie Nagel was hired in 2009 as the TRA Internal Auditor. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist as awarded by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Before joining TRA, she was an audit manager for LarsonAllen (now CliftonLarsonAllen), a public accounting firm. She is a board member of the Association of Public Pension Fund Auditors. Leslie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration—Accounting from Concordia College in Moorhead.
All Audit Committee meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. in the TRA offices at 60 Empire Drive, Suite 400, St. Paul, unless otherwise indicated.
August 18, 2020
November 17, 2020
March 9, 2021
June 15, 2021
Chair: Joel Stencel (Minnesota School Boards Association designee; statutory member of TRA board)
Vice Chair: Denise Anderson (Commissioner of Education designee; statutory member of TRA board)
Member: Amy Jorgenson (Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget designee)
Member: Martha Lee Zins (TRA Board of Trustees president)
Member: Luke V. Olson, (TRA Board of Trustees vice president)