President, Mefford Associates
Jason Mefford is an internationally acclaimed trainer and business coach. He specializes on ethics, corporate governance, risk management, compliance, GRC and internal audit topics. He is currently the president of Mefford Associates, a professional training, coaching and boutique advisory firm.
Mr. Mefford has served two multi-billion dollar manufacturing companies in different capacities as a chief audit executive, chief ethics and compliance officer, and as a chief risk officer. These roles included being in charge of information security. Prior to that, he was a manager at both Arthur Andersen and KPMG, performing internal and external audits and advisory services for clients in various industries. He also served as a national instructor in both firms.
Mr. Mefford is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Professional (GRCP), GRC Auditor (GRCA), Certified Risk Based Auditor (CRBA), Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA).
He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and has been an active IIA volunteer serving at the local and international level. He is currently an OCEG Fellow with the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) a nonprofit think tank that uniquely helps organizations drive Principled Performance® by enhancing corporate culture and integrating governance, risk management, and compliance processes. He is also the managing director of GRC Certify, the certification body for OCEG.
He has been recognized by Yale University as a rising star in corporate governance, and was a finalist for the Corporate Secretary Magazine’s Rising Star in Corporate Governance award.
Mr. Mefford is a graduate of Boise State University (BBA, Accountancy) and the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business (MBA).
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