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Board Details and Roster

Audit Committee

Ordinance No. 13-32

Description:

The purpose of the Audit Committee is to assist the City Auditor and advise City Council on matters relating to the City’s fiscal soundness, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, management of the citywide risk environment and performance of internal and external auditors. The Audit Committee may, at the specific request of the Mayor or Colorado Springs Utilities Chief Executive Officer and other, provide assistance or advice with the approval of City Council.

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Number of Members: The Audit Committee will be composed of at least two members of City Council and three members from the business community.

Length of Terms: Staggered three-year terms

Frequency of Meetings: 3rd Thursday of every month, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pikes Peak Room, City Hall

Committee Members Bios

Councilmember and President Pro-tem Tom Strand

Tom Strand, a retired military officer, has been a leader for more than 30 years. In the U.S. Air Force, he was the senior lawyer and commandant of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) School in Montgomery, Ala.

After retiring from JAG, he returned to Colorado Springs in 2005 and served his community by participating on numerous committees, councils and commissions, including the District 11 Citizen’s Bond Review Committee. He also served as vice president and president of the District 11 Board of Education.

Currently, Tom is serving as treasurer on the Global Village Academy Charter School Board, a K-8th grade language immersion school, volunteers as a business mentor with the Colorado Springs Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and as a facilitator for the Food 4 Thought organization. He has also served as treasurer for the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC), and as chairman of the Colorado Springs Human Relations Commission and as a board member of the Pikes Peak Restorative Justice Council.

Tom and his wife Shannon have two daughters and a son, and five grandchildren.

When not working for the City or volunteering, you’ll find Tom and Shannon enjoying our beautiful outdoors—hiking, biking, fishing and playing golf.

Councilmember Bill Murray

Bill Murray served in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer, retiring as a colonel in 2004. For his more than 30 years of military service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with (2) Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Army Commendation Medal with (5) Oak Leaf Clusters. By agreement of the signers of the Camp David Peace agreement, Bill became the first and only U.S. officer to serve as the provost marshal to the Multi-National Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt. Bill was promoted to full colonel aboard the USS Constitution and his promotion on board is part of the prestigious ship’s log.

During his military career, Bill was assigned to Peterson Air Force Base/Information Operations, as a cyber exercise planner. He also served as a senior intelligence analyst for the Pentagon and as a senior intelligence analyst for the Department of Defense in Afghanistan. Bill and his wife, Susan, retired to Colorado Springs in 2008. Susan’s family has resided in Colorado Springs since 1970, where her father served his terminal assignment in the U.S. Air Force as command chaplain for NORAD (North American Defense Command), and after his retirement, helped establish Sunrise United Methodist Church in Briargate.  

Prior to his election to City Council, Bill was involved in the Colorado Springs community as a member of the 2010 Memorial Commission on Ownership and Governance, and on Senator Michael Bennet’s annual Academy Selection Panel. Currently, he is a member of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council and a supporter of the Smart Cities Council.

Bill has a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University, Mich., a bachelor’s degree in business from Athens State College, Athens, Ala., and a bachelor’s degree in political science/history from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was also awarded a Fellowship at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in Medford, Mass.

When not reading The Economist, playing Sudoku or tracking the latest technology trends, you’ll find the Murrays traveling the world — Bill has hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, dived with turtles in the Galapagos Islands and sailed to Antarctica.

Brian McAllister, Ph.D., CPA

Dr. Brian McAllister is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the UCCS College of Business. Brian is also the Faculty Director of the UCCS Master of Science in Accounting program. Brian previously worked as an auditor for the Colorado Springs office of BKD, LLP. Brian currently teaches financial accounting at UCCS as well as in the CU Executive MBA program. Brian has published numerous articles in the areas of governmental and not-for-profit accounting, financial accounting and auditing.

Nicole Motley

Welensky Nathan

Mr. Welensky Nathan CRCM, CCEP, Six Sigma Greenbelt

For over 16 years, Mr. Welensky Nathan has been a well-respected leader in the Mortgage/Financial Services Industry. His vast experience spans across Corporate Audit, Corporate Compliance, Risk Management, Enterprise Program/Project & Change Management, Consulting and Business Analysis. He has coordinated many projects both locally and internationally.

Mr. Nathan has served in many senior roles within topnotch organizations such as Santander Consumer USA, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Citi Group, and Wells Fargo.

Mr. Nathan has a passion for participating in humanitarian activities in Africa and the United States. Some of the projects he has sponsored and/or contributed to include providing healthcare materials to hospitals in the Shira local government areas of Bauchi State in Northern Nigeria and donating his time to serve as an ongoing judge for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), now ENACTUS – a non-profit organization geared towards college students worldwide.

Mr. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Colorado State University-Pueblo, Colorado and Master of Science degree in IT/Project Management from Colorado Technical University, Colorado. He is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) with the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB) of American Bankers Association (ABA), a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) with the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), a Six Sigma Greenbelt, and an active member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Alternate members:

 Barry Baum

Contact Information

For more information, contact Jacqueline Rowland at Jacqueline.rowland@coloradosprings.gov

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