Former Senior Vice President of Internal Audits, New York Power Authority
Jennifer Sutton is Senior Vice President, Chief Auditor at The New York Power Authority (NYPA). The NYPA is the nation’s largest state power organization, with 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. Its low-cost power supports hundreds of thousands of jobs statewide while reducing costs for the public sector.
Jennifer and her team direct the Internal Audits program for NYPA, oversee the preparation of the annual internal audit plan, and direct the execution of internal audits. Throughout the year, Internal Audit regularly evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of financial, information technology and operating controls. It also reinforces NYPA’s unstinting focus on effective internal controls and compliance requirements. Over the past two years, NYPA Internal Audit, under Jennifer’s leadership, has changed its mission and has undergone a substantial transformation to help the Authority proactively manage risk and improve the control environment. NYPA has hired auditors who possess business customer-centric skills, are technologically-independent and know how to meet objective, well-recognized standards. As the utility industry continues to evolve, NYPA’s Internal Audit is deeply engaged in developing new business models and strategy.
A resident of Westchester, Jennifer previously held multiple positions at Pfizer, culminating with her role as Director of the Global Risk, Compliance and Control Group, where she worked with colleagues from more than 100 markets to ensure that the monitoring activities and special projects under the global Foreign Corrupt Practice Act were executed. She had previously been a Internal Audit Regulatory Compliance Manager at KPMG.
Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and is a certified public accountant in New York.