Since 2011, Elizabeth Folsom has worked as an Audit, Risk and Compliance Consultant for a variety of government, non-profit, and publicly traded organizations.
Prior to her consulting career, Folsom was the Senior Vice President and Director of Internal Audit for AED, where she established and built the organization’s first internal auditing and fraud investigation function. Prior to AED, Folsom was Auditor General for the Inter-American Development Bank, auditing grant and contract financing of public and private development projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. She also spent eleven years with CARE, the last five as Director of Internal Audit. She started her career as an Audit Associate with Coopers & Lybrand in Stamford, CT.
Folsom is an adjunct professor at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate-level classes in internal auditing; advanced internal auditing; financial auditing and assurance; advanced auditing; accounting information systems; forensic accounting; and fraud, thefts and scams.
She holds a master’s in business administration from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s in accounting and management from Lehigh University.