Jonnie T. Keith has over 40 years of audit experience and has served as the Chief Audit Executive for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for the past 10 years. His other audit experience includes serving as Operational Audit Manager and Senior Auditor at MARTA, Senior Auditor at Norfolk Southern Railway (formally Southern Railway), and Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
He has done numerous audit presentations and had an article published in the April 2005 Internal Auditor Magazine entitled, “Killing the Spider”. He has performed quality assessments of several major companies. These quality assessments ensure that the Audit Departments are conducting audits in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards or the Government Auditing Standard as applicable. He has a degree in Economics from Clark Atlanta University. His certifications include Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), and Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA). He has been a volunteer instructor for the Institute of Internal Auditors for more than 10 years. In addition to teaching the CIA Review Course, he has taught Tools & Techniques for Beginning Auditors, Audit Report Writing, Operational Auditing, Audit Project Management, Communication Skills for Auditors, and Leadership Skills for Auditors.
He is a member of several local audit chapters including the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Government Auditors, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has also served as a Vice President and a member of the Board of Governors for the Atlanta Chapter of Institute Internal Auditors.