Our Leadership

We have grown tremendously since 2001 because our business focus and measure of success continues to be client satisfaction. Our Principal team includes seasoned professionals who inspire excellence through knowledgeable and trustworthy leadership.

Melinda Stinnett, CPA, CIA With more than 26 years of experience, Melinda Stinnett currently serves as Managing Director for Stinnett & Associates, LLC, which she founded in 2001. Melinda is based in Tulsa and is involved with various aspects of clients’ risk management and marketing activities. She functions in the role of the Director of Internal Audit for a Fortune 500 company and is an active participant on a range of client governance committees. She has also performed technical accounting research support, evaluations of contracts, operations process improvement reviews, and quality assurance reviews. Stinnett is keenly involved in the development of educational programs for management, process owners, Audit Committees, and Board members. She is a speaker for various professional organizations including the Oklahoma Society of CPAs, the Institute of Managerial Accountants, PASO, the Oklahoma State University Financial Accounting and Reporting Conference, and the MIS Training Institute.Prior to founding the firm, Stinnett spent 12 years in public accounting and has worked for international firms such as Arthur Andersen and Price Waterhouse. She has significant experience in various industries including energy, manufacturing, construction, utilities, and retail. Melinda Stinnett is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.In 2011, Stinnett was named one of the OSU School of Accounting Distinguished Alumni, which is the highest honor OSU School of Accounting can bestow and recognizes graduates who have achieved exceptional success. In the fall of 2011, she also received the OSU Spears School of Business Orange Star Award, which recognizes alumni who have had successful careers and work tirelessly for the Spears School, students, and faculty.

Tara Mundell, CPA, CIA Tara Mundell is a Principal with Stinnett & Associates, LLC and is based in Tulsa. She has more than 15 years of experience with internal controls. Mundell has managed internal audit outsource projects for both public and private organizations including, but not limited to, structured deal process reviews; contract administration reviews; and deal capture, valuation, and analysis for various energy marketing and trading business units as well as inventory shipping and handling and fixed asset process reviews. She has significant experience in the energy industry, including energy trading and marketing, retail propane, and mining. Mundell spearheads Enterprise Risk Management projects, financial reporting special projects, policy and procedure creation, and quality assurance reviews. In addition, she is responsible for project management and execution of business process reviews related to Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 requirements.Prior to joining the firm, Mundell served as a Risk and Control Manager for the Williams Companies Energy Marketing and Trading Group. In this role, she was responsible for middle-office functions, including deal confirmation, pricing model validation, hedging evaluation, and trader portfolio reviews. She was also involved with the implementation of a new risk management system. Tara Mundell is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.

David Losacco, CPA, CIA, CISA David Losacco is a Principal for Stinnett & Associates, LLC and is based in Tulsa. He has more than 16 years of experience performing control reviews of information technology and application process controls. Losacco has performed assurance work in various industries including energy, manufacturing, construction, and telecommunications.Losacco is the IT controls lead for the firm and is responsible for all IT audits and services provided to clients across all industries. These diverse services include: data analytics; IT application controls reviews; ERP software selection; business continuity and disaster recovery assessments; vendor audits; IT general controls reviews; and IT security reviews. Additionally, Losacco has conducted numerous successful Sarbanes-Oxley reviews as an external auditor and in the client management role. This experience has provided him with a unique perspective on Sarbanes-Oxley rules and requirements.Prior to joining the firm, Losacco served as Senior Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he was responsible for operational and systems risk management assurance activity in support of annual financial audits. He also focused on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and was one of the 404 Subject Matter Expert leads for the PwC Oklahoma audit practice. David Losacco is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Jeff Dehart, CIA, CISA Jeff Dehart is a Principal with Stinnett & Associates, LLC and is based in Tulsa. He has more than 26 years of experience in both Audit and Information Technology. His extensive experience and accomplishments include quality assurance reviews; development of enterprise-wide business continuity plans; business process re-engineering; construction management consulting; field operations and security reviews; SCADA network security; development of a structured systems acquisition; and integration schema and conversion of legacy systems. During his career, he has managed many aspects of various audit functions. This included coordinating all IT audit activities throughout the enterprise, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance management, business operations audits, enterprise risk planning, audit universe management, and all senior management customer interactions. Jeff has also been a frequent speaker at such events as the National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s (NTIA) national security summit. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for several large organizations including Williams Companies and Magellan Midstream Partners. Jeff is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

John Turner, CIA John Turner is a Principal with Stinnett & Associates, LLC and is based in Oklahoma City. John has more than 20 years of experience in corporate accounting and internal audit. He has spent a significant portion of his career in the banking and construction Industries, as well as the government sector. As an audit professional, John has developed, managed, and executed audit plans incorporating process and regulatory compliance reviews of most substantive areas of bank operations. Areas of particular emphasis in his background include regulatory reporting, deposit operations, mortgage lending operations, ach, wire transfer, item processing, cash management, safekeeping, and credit card operations. John’s banking experience uniquely includes perspective from both the operations and the audit, having served in each of these capacities during his career. John is a Certified Internal Auditor formerly a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and the CFO for The Bankers Bank in Oklahoma City.

Jennifer Brandt, CISA Jennifer Brandt is a Principal with Stinnett & Associates, LLC and is based in Tulsa. Jennifer has nearly 20 years of experience in IT audit, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, IT strategic development, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, SCADA security, and FERC IT compliance. During her career, Jennifer has managed IT system development and implementation project reviews; Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan reviews and development; IT Risk Assessments; IT process documentation and gap analysis; development of IT internal policies and procedures; IT Control Self-Assessment program development and execution; Sarbanes-Oxley documentation and testing; HIPAA Information Security reviews; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) security and stability reviews; and FERC IT compliance assessments. Jennifer has also performed reviews of IT Change Management, Software Licensing Compliance, and IT Asset Management. Prior to joining the firm, she held various technical and supervisory positions with The Williams Companies and IBM. Jennifer is a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

David Kinkaid, CPA, CIA David Kinkaid is a Principal with Stinnett & Associates, LLC and is based in Tulsa. David has over 20 years of experience in internal audit and control, finance, and public accounting. David’s experience includes establishing and directing corporate internal audit functions and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts for a variety of private and publicly traded organizations, as well as leading fraud investigations and other anti-corruption efforts. His industry experience includes the midstream energy, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, and leisure/tourism sectors. During his career, David has worked closely with executive management teams, corporate boards, and audit committees to maximize the role of internal audit and ensure efficient audit efforts. David enjoys presenting to Institute of Internal Auditors chapters on topics promoting efficiency within the internal audit function, and was a facilitator in several MISTI Sarbanes-Oxley Strategic Symposium national roundtable discussions concerning effective and efficient compliance. Prior to joining Stinnett, David was the General Auditor for Vanguard Car Rental USA Inc., a $2.8 billion car rental company operating the “National” and “Alamo” brands. David is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.

Christine Lally, CIA, CISA Christine Lally is a Principal with Stinnett & Associates, LLC and is based in Houston. Christine has over 15 years of auditing and consulting experience within the financial services, energy, and manufacturing industries. During her career, she has managed several Sarbanes-Oxley compliance engagements as well as numerous internal audit engagements. Her diverse internal audit experience includes: Accounts Payable; Purchasing/AFE; Production Accounting; Land Administration; Revenue; Derivatives and Hedging; Tax Compliance and Planning; Regulatory Compliance; Vendor Reviews; Model Risk Policy and Validation; Application Security and Controls; Compensation and Performance Management; Asset Liability Management; Health Benefits Administration; Enterprise Risk Management Governance and Reporting; Investments and Market Risk/Country Risk. Christine is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Kevin Wright, CPA Kevin Wright is a Principal with Stinnett & Associates, LLC and is based in Oklahoma City. He has over 25 years of experience in accounting and audit including positions in internal audit, external audit and financial reporting. During his career, Kevin has performed and managed a wide variety of engagements in the public, private, university, governmental and non-profit sectors. His varied experience includes business process improvement, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, financial audits, operational audits, fraud investigations, quality assurance reviews, policy and procedure development, and FCPA/anti-corruption reviews. Kevin has managed both outsource and co-source internal audit projects for clients in various industries including manufacturing, energy, retail, non-profit, and government. Prior to joining Stinnett, Kevin was the Director of State Agency Audits for the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector. Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant.

Allison Flusche, CPA Allison Flusche is a Principal with Stinnett & Associates, LLC and is based in Tulsa. She has over 20 years of internal audit, public accounting, finance, and technical accounting experience. For the past 15 years, Allison has focused on establishing Internal Audit functions and implementing first-year Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts for a variety of clients. She also has extensive experience with acquisition due diligence procedures as well as working capital audits. Allison’s experience includes working closely with Executive Management teams, Audit Committees, and Corporate Boards in a General Auditor role and establishing Internal Audit functions in new publicly traded organizations. While directing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts, Allison also consistently establishes good working relationships with public accounting firms to maximize reliance while developing efficient compliance efforts. Prior to joining Stinnett, Allison was the Director of Internal Audit and Compliance for SemGroup Energy Partners and SemGroup LP where she was responsible for establishing core accounting and governance policies and the control environment for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. She also held numerous accounting and finance positions within ConocoPhillips, a multi-billion dollar publically traded international energy company, including Director of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Senior Technical Accounting Consultant, and Upstream Executive Reporting Analyst. She also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she specialized primarily in manufacturing and distribution public companies. Allison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Tulsa. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Andrea Harman Andrea Harman is a Principal and Director of Operations for Stinnett & Associates, LLC and is based in Tulsa. A seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience; she brings a broad range of skills to the firm, including operations, accounting, and human resources.Harman started her career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen and transitioned into the staffing industry after nearly four years as an external auditor covering multiple clients and markets. As a Staffing Manager, she specialized in the recruitment of finance and accounting professionals and served clients throughout the Tulsa market for seven years.

Joel Stinnett Joel Stinnett is a Principal for Stinnett & Associates, LLC and has been with the firm since its founding in 2001 and is based in Tulsa. With more than 27 years of experience, he has a comprehensive management and operations background. He served 13 years active duty in the United States Air Force and continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve instructing pilots for the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. Joel Stinnett is married to Melinda Stinnett.