Denise E. Stewart has been named audit manager in the Department of Internal Audit at Virginia Tech. 

Stewart will be responsible for planning, conducting, and overseeing the various types of projects within the Department of Internal Audit including risk-based audit engagements, compliance reviews, and special projects. She will also provide leadership to audit staff and interface with senior management while directing various assignments.

As an audit professional with more than 18 years of internal audit experience, Stewart has a strong background in corporate, government, and non-profit auditing. She most recently worked eight years at Advance Auto Parts as an internal audit manager, where she performed operational, financial, and compliance audits.

Stewart is a Certified Internal Auditor and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Roanoke College.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.