Nick Stanfill, CPA, CIA - President
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
Nick has been a member of the NMIA board since 2012 and is the sitting president. Nick is the Internal Audit Manager at Community Newspaper Holdings and has held the position for over two years. He also had three more years in CNHI’s internal audit and accounting departments prior to this position. He also has more than two years of audit experience with a large international NGO taking him throughout the developing world. Nick is a certified public accountant and a certified internal auditor.
Graham Sheen - Chairman
The New York Times Company
Graham joined The New York Times Company in 2008 as a Senior IT Auditor and has held the position of IT Audit Manager since 2010. He has an Associates in Criminal Forensics from Norwalk Community College and a BS in Management Information Systems from Western Connecticut State University. He is a certified information systems auditor (CISA) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). He is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the New Media Internal Auditors Association. He also is an eight veteran of the United States Armed Forces.
David Ellis - Past Chairman
David has been a member of the NMIA Board since 2006. He has served as a Director, Vice-President, President, Chairman and is currently a Past Chairman on the Board. David is a Senior Manager of Audit and Compliance at Tribune Media. Tribune Media will be the surviving company from the split of the Tribune Company which will include Tribune Broadcasting, Tribune Digital Ventures, Tribune Studios, WGN America and Tribune Real Estate. David has been a member of the Internal Audit department at Tribune since 2004 and has worked at the Tribune since 1997. David is a married father of three with two grandchildren. David is a volunteer with a local Boy Scouts troop and plays tuba in his local community band.
Michael Sears - Past Chairman
Michael Sears has over 20 years of experience in internal/external audit and consulting. Currently, Michael is a Manager of Internal Audit with Hearst Corporation. His experience includes tenures in public accounting with KPMG and McGladrey. Michael has extensive hands-on and leadership with a wide variety of IT, financial and operational audits.
Richi George, CTP - Treasurer
The E.W. Scripps Company
Richi joined the Internal Audit department at The E.W. Scripps Company in April 2013. Her primary responsibilities include the planning and execution of financial, control, and compliance audits, and other non-routine reviews, audits, or investigations. Additionally, she assists with value-adding consulting projects and the execution of audits of IT general controls. Richi has been with The E.W. Scripps Company since 1987. Throughout her tenure, Richi has served as treasury analyst/senior accountant in the corporate treasury department and as a senior accountant and a staff accountant in the corporate accounting department. Richi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). In addition to serving as Treasurer for The Association of New Media Internal Auditors (NMIA) since 2013, Richi holds membership in the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), and the Southwest Ohio Association for Financial Professionals (SWOAFP) where she served as Education Chairperson from 2012 – 2013.
Sommer Morris, CPA, MBA - Secretary
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
Sommer joined CNHI Internal Audit in July of 2011. She graduated from the University of Alabama, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting as well as a Master in Business Administration with accounting concentration from Troy University. Sommer is also a certified public accountant. She began her career as a higher education auditor with the State of Alabama and then as a tax accountant for Mark Jennings & Company, P.C. She enjoys serving on various boards in the community both professionally and personally to include the Institute of Internal Auditors, Alabama Dance Theatre, and the Junior League of Montgomery. When she is not volunteering, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband, Bert.
Jan Hartsell - Director
Jan joined Raycom Media in 2002 and has held the position of Director of Internal Audit since 2005. She has over 30 years of experience with most of it being in internal audit and public accounting. She has a BS in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Auburn University in Montgomery. She is a certified public accountant and a charted global management accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Media Financial Management Association, and the New Media Internal Auditors Association.
Niki Johnson - Director
Niki joined Raycom Media in 2003 as a Staff Auditor and has held the position of Internal Audit Manager since 2011. She has a BS in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accountancy, both from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL. She is a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and a chartered global management accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the New Media Internal Auditors Association.