Posted October 15, 2019

Turtle & Hughes names director of internal audit

Turtle & Hughes announced that Dan Fongaro has joined the company as director of internal audit.

Dan FongaroIn this newly-created position, Fongaro is responsible for risk management, internal control, and governance processes. He reports directly to Kathleen Shanahan, co-CEO, and Kathryn Swintek, board member and chair of the Turtle & Hughes audit committee.

“In this fast-moving world, we are committed to a safe and secure internal audit function to ensure full-quality service to our customers,” said Shanahan.

Swintek added, “Dan has close to three decades of experience. He will add value to the company’s operations by growing the Internal Auditing department and serving as a valued resource to its managers in risk assessment and reduction.”

Fongaro spent his entire career at Verizon Communications, the second largest telephone operating company in the U.S. Most recently, he served as senior manager, risk management, where he developed standard procedures for performing risk assessments.

Over the years, he served in positions of increasing responsibility, which included 10 years in internal audit (five as a senior manager), as well as roles in customer experience risk and process improvement, and real estate internal controls. He started his career at Verizon Communications in 1995 as a facilities technician performing installations and circuit maintenance.

At Verizon Communications, Fongaro’s accolades included a Performance Excellence Award and a Peer Recognition Award. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.