Katie Spaeder, CPA, CFE
Department of Defense
Katie Spaeder is a Project Director for the Department of Defense (DoD) in Washington, DC. She is responsible for leading lean six sigma and change management efforts to improve agency processes and programs. The efforts that she’s had direct oversight over major financial system changes and reorganizations.
Prior to this assignment, Ms. Spaeder spent five years as an auditor in the agency’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG). As an auditor, her responsibilities included leading and contributing to 11 audits in the OIG’s Mission Support division, as well as leading a myriad of special assignments across the OIG. Her efforts resulted in over 47 recommendations to agency management which led to improvements in intelligence reporting, emergency management, government furnish property, and financial controls. Her achievement has merited six award within the OIG and a Council of the Inspector General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Award for Excellence in Audits.
Ms. Spaeder graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and is an active Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.