Lori L. Stortz
Chief Audit Executive, University of Wisconsin System
Madison, Wisconsin
email lstortz@uwsa.edu
phone 608-263-4395
Lori is a seasoned executive and board member. She has deep expertise in governance, auditing, accounting, finance, strategy, relationship management and business development. She has an extensive business network and is highly respected for her knowledge and track record of performance.

Board Profile

Lori is an expert in financial management and internal controls, audit, governance and accounting. She has been serving on boards of directors for more than 25 years and on numerous committees including, audit, governance, finance, compensation and compliance. She also has served boards of directors in her role as an audit partner and chief audit executive. She has a keen awareness of the fiduciary role of a board member.

Board Experience

  • Badger Mutual Insurance Company – Board of Directors, Audit and Compensation Committees 2020 to Present
  • Commerce State Bank – Board of Directors, Loan and Compensation Committees – 2018 to Present
  • Community Care, Inc. Board of Directors, Board Chair, Finance. Compliance and Governance Committees – 2015 to Present
  • Children’s Hospital and Health System Audit and Compliance Committee – 2012 to 2014
  • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin- Board of Directors-2010 to 2017, Campaign Committee – 2012-2015
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center Finance Committee 1999 to 2018, Board of Directors – 1999 to 2005
  • St. Charles Catholic Parish and School, Hartland, WI – Secretary of Parish Council – 2012 to Present, School Commission – 2006 to 2009, Finance and Administration Commission – 2009 to 2012
  • University of Wisconsin -Whitewater Accounting Advisory Board, President – 2005 to Present
  • Tempo Milwaukee Board President 2003-2004, Board Treasurer 2001 to 2003, Board of Directors 2001-2005
  • Public Policy Forum Board 1999-2006

Professional Summary

University of Wisconsin System, Chief Audit Executive – 2014 to Present

RSM US LLP, Audit Partner and Milwaukee Office Managing Partner – 2007 to 2014

BDO USA, LLP, Audit Partner -2005 to 2006

Deloitte & Touche, LLP – Audit staff to partner in charge of Wisconsin Health Care Practice – 1985 to 2005

Recognition & Awards

Women of Influence – Mentoring 2013, Milwaukee Business Journal

Tempo International Distinguished Service Award, 2006

RSM LLP Achievement Award, 2011


Married to Ron Stortz for 35 years. Mother of two adult sons. Active member of the community as a volunteer with many different organizations. She has a passion for mentoring and the Milwaukee Brewers.


Financial ServicesGovernment/PoliticsHealthcare/Pharma/Med DevicesNon-for-profit/EducationProfessional Services

Company Revenue


P&L Responsibility

Up to-$25M

Level of Expertise



Corporate GovernanceDiversity, Equity & InclusionFinancial ExpertRisk & Compliance

Board Experience


Leadership on Board

DirectorBoard ChairCommittee ChairCommittee Member


AuditCompensationExecutiveFinanceNominating & GovernanceRisk