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    Biography

    Gayleen Smith, CPA, CCEP, is a Certified Public Accountant with 20-plus years of a broad-based experience in various aspects of internal audit, FERC, SOX and general compliance, finance and public accounting.  She was the former FERC Compliance Manager for a Fortune 500 energy company with FERC-regulated natural gas and electric businesses. She obtained her Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) certificate in 2006.

     

    As a FERC Compliance Manager for a Fortune 500 energy company, Ms. Smith was responsible for identifying the need for and developing compliance policies and procedures, conducting compliance audits, assessing compliance risk, implementing training on various compliance topics, monitoring FERC audit and enforcement developments and reviewing those developments with relevant company personnel.  Experienced in working with company senior management, counsel and all levels of employees, she was responsible for coordinating overall company FERC-compliance activities, including managing the need to train thousands of employees and contractors on numerous topics using internet-based training tools.  Ms. Smith has also provided guidance to companies on compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), documented key financial controls and performed testing of those controls to ensure they are operating as intended and in compliance with SOX.

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    Certified Public Accountant, 1991
    Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional
    AICPA
    West Virginia Society of CPA's
    Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
    Institute of Internal Auditors

    Work Experience

    2011 Steptoe & Johnson
    2009-2010 Manager, Internal Audit & Compliance, McJunkin Red Man Corporation
    2006-2009 FERC Compliance Manager, NiSource Corporate Services
    2004-2006 Senior Internal Auditor, NiSource Corporate Services
    1999-2004 Internal Auditor II, NiSource Corporate Services
    1990-1998 Financial Analyst, Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation
    1987-1990 Staff Accountant, Brock, Berry, Padgett & Chandler, CPA's