TURTLE & HUGHES NAMES DAN FONGARO DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL AUDIT
posted Tuesday Oct 15, 2019 by TURTLE & HUGHES in New Appointments
Turtle & Hughes, one of the nation’s largest independent electrical and industrial distributors, has announced that Dan Fongaro has joined the company as Director of Internal Audit.
In this newly-created position, Fongaro is responsible for risk management, internal control, and governance processes. He reports directly to Kathleen Shanahan, Co-CEO, and Kathryn Swintek, Board Member and Chair of the Turtle & Hughes Audit Committee.
"In this fast-moving world, we are committed to a safe and secure internal audit function to ensure full-quality service to our customers," said Shanahan.
Swintek added, “Dan has close to three decades of experience. He will add value to the company’s operations by growing the Internal Auditing department and serving as a valued resource to its managers in risk assessment and reduction."
Fongaro spent his entire career at Verizon Communications, the second largest telephone operating company in the U.S. Most recently, he served as Senior Manager, Risk Management, where he developed standard procedures for performing risk assessments.
Over the years, he served in positions of increasing responsibility, which included ten years in Internal Audit (five as a Senior Manager), as well as roles in Customer Experience Risk and Process Improvement, and Real Estate Internal Controls. He started his career at Verizon Communications in 1995 learning the business from the ground up while working as a Facilities Technician performing installations and circuit maintenance.
At Verizon Communications, Fongaro's accolades included a Performance Excellence Award and a Peer Recognition Award. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
About Turtle & Hughes
Turtle & Hughes has close to 100 years of market experience and ranks among the top 20 electrical distribution companies nationwide. It is an independent, woman-owned business that services the industrial, construction, commercial, electrical contracting, export and utility markets. Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply division (THIS), services Fortune 100 companies operating nationwide, and in Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.