TALLAHASSEE, FL – OUC Director of Internal Audit Mark Thompson has been named to the Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) Audit Committee. The SBA invests, manages and safeguards $180 billion in assets of the Florida Retirement System Trust Fund and a variety of other funds. Thompson’s four-year appointment to the independent oversight committee was confirmed by the Governor and Cabinet on Tuesday.
Thompson will draw upon a 30-year career that began in public accounting and for the last 11 years has been in internal audit. The New York native attended the University of Delaware, has worked in the banking industry and is married with two grown sons. He started working for OUC in 2007. “This is really a humbling honor. In our profession, this is a high-point of a career.” Thompson says the key to Internal Auditing is working collaboratively to achieve excellence.
Thompson is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He serves on the board of the Central Florida Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and is the administrator for the Board of KUDU – a non-profit organization serving needs in Africa.
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and water services to more than 234,000 customers in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties.