Donna L. Edsall, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Assistant Auditor General, Directorate of Financial and Systems Audits, Air Force Audit Agency, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. She is responsible for the planning and execution of Air Force-wide internal audit activity that addresses financial management, financial reporting, computer systems development and computer security.
Ms. Edsall enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1979 as a ground radio communications equipment repairman, was selected for the Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Program and commissioned as a second lieutenant at Cornell University in 1982. She served nine years on active duty and began her federal civil service career in 1990.
Ms. Edsall has served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility with the Air Force Audit Agency, U.S. General Accounting Office and U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. In 1993, she continued her military service as a Naval Reservist. She currently serves as a Commander in the Navy Supply Corps.
1982 Bachelor of science degree in accounting, Ithaca College
1987 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1988 Master of business administration degree in taxation, Golden Gate University
1998 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1998 Master of science degree in political science, Auburn University, Ala.
2001 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute
1979-1980, ground radio Communications Equipment Repairman, McClellan AFB, Calif.
1980-1982, student, Air Force ROTC, Cornell University
1982-1984, auditor, Air Force Audit Agency, McClellan AFB, Calif.
1984-1985, auditor, AFAA, Andersen AFB, Guam
1985-1988, action officer, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters AFAA, Norton AFB, Calif.
1988-1990, audit manager, Financial Systems, Norton AFB, Calif., and Air Force Accounting and Finance Center, Lowry AFB, Colo.
1990-1993, audit manager, Accounting and Financial Management Division, U.S. General Accounting Office, Washington, D.C.
1993-1994, audit manager, Financial Statements, AFAA, March ARB, Calif.
1994-1997, program manager, Financial Statements, AFAA, March ARB, Calif.
1997-1998, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala
1998-2000, Associate Director, Special Projects and Financial Support, AFAA, March ARB, Calif.
2000-2003, Deputy Assistant Inspector General, Technology, Postal Service Inspector General, Washington, D.C.
2003-2004, Associate Director, Information Security and Communications, AFAA, March ARB, Calif.
2004-present, Assistant Auditor General, Directorate of Financial and Systems Audits, AFAA, March ARB, Calif.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1988 Company Grade Officer of the Year, AFAA
1993 Project Manager of the Year, AFAA
1994 Leadership Award, Navy Supply Corps Association
1996 Project Team of the Year, AFAA
1998 Political Science National Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha
2001 Team Award for Innovations in eCommerce, Privacy, and Computer Security, President?s Council on Integrity and Efficiency/Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Information Systems Audit and Control Association
Institute of Internal Auditors
Association of Government Accountants
American Society of Military Comptrollers
1987 Internal Auditor
1996 Government Financial Manager
1998 Public Accountant
2000 Defense Financial Manager
2001 Information Systems Auditor