Jeffrey Bankowski Named Chief Internal Auditor for the State of Michigan

Contact: Kurt Weiss, 517-335-0050
Agency: Technology, Management & Budget

Jeffrey Bankowski

January 12, 2015

State Budget Director John Roberts today announced the selection of Jeffrey S. Bankowski to lead the Office of Internal Audit Services (OIAS) housed within the State Budget Office.  Bankowski has more than 20 years of financial and audit management experience.  He fills the position recently vacated by Doug Ringler, who is now the Auditor General. 

“Jeffrey possesses the skill set and abilities we were looking for,” said Roberts.  “He has global experience with extensive knowledge in compliance, risk management and cost management.  He will do a tremendous job as our internal auditor.”

Bankowski comes to state government from Capital for Merchants, LLC in Troy, a subsidiary of North American Bancard, where he established a customer-centered business model focusing on enhanced service and more efficient operations.  He worked six years at Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. in Warren, successfully transforming business units by changing strategic direction and serving as Director of Internal Audit.  Prior to 2007 he worked for Teskid Aluminum, LTD in Southfield.   “I am excited to join the ranks of public service and lead the office responsible for providing internal audit services to the executive branch,” said Bankowski.  “My skills and experience fit perfectly with the mission to provide independent assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and help improve the state's operations.”

Bankowski has a Master’s degree from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Institute of Internal Auditors where he previously served as president.  He is a Certified Public Accountant with certifications in internal audit, financial forensics, and risk management assurance.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes.