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Vickie Caughron

Chief Audit Officer

Vickie L. Caughron serves as ORAU chief audit officer. In this role, she manages the projects and teams of ORAU’s comprehensive audit program and serves as the principle liaison with external audits and audit agencies. She provides all levels of management with an independent appraisal of its operations to ensure ORAU follows best business practices, meets the highest level of cost accounting standards and adheres to federal regulation.

Caughron has 32 years of experience in all aspects of auditing, including financial, environmental, operational, and fraudulent activity reviews. Before joining ORAU, Caughron worked two years as a senior auditor with Covenant Health and 10 years with Lockheed Martin Energy Systems. She is currently serving as a volunteer vice chair on the Supervisory Committee of the ORNL Federal Credit Union.

She has promoted her profession by being a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, U.S. Department of Energy Contractors Internal Audit Directors (CIAD) Steering Committee, American Management Association, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and East Tennessee Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. She is the recipient of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Commitment to Quality Improvement Award and the Certificate of Excellence from Lockheed Martin Corporate Audit.

Caughron received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee and her master’s degree in management from the University of Phoenix. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Risk Management Assurance professional.

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