Michael Ptasienski joined the UNC System in October 2022 as Chief Audit Officer. He has over 25 years of experience in audit, risk management, operations, and project management in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the UNC System Office and NCSSM, he served more than three years as the Inspector General of the U.S. House of Representatives and was Deputy Inspector General for 10 years prior. Michael also worked in the private sector, including spending five years at Bank of America in Charlotte. He holds several professional credentials, including Certified Public Accountant CPA, Certified Internal Auditor CIA, Chartered Global Management Accountant CGMA, and Project Management Professional PMP. Michael graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, with a B.A. in history. He and his wife, Alexandra, live in Raleigh with their daughter.