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Shelby Nelson CISA, CISSP

PRG Director

Atlanta, GA
Audit/ Attestation, Compliance - Advisory, Internal Audit, IT Audit, Process, Risk & Governance, SOC Examinations,
Financial Services, Government, Insurance, Manufacturing & Distribution, Technology, Utilities,


As a Director in the Frazier & Deeter Process, Risk, Governance (PRG) Practice, Shelby contributes nearly 20 years of diverse experience in external and internal audit, as well as project and operational risk management. Her career includes responsibility for the successful creation, execution, implementation, optimization and testing of operational and IT controls, as well as specialization in SOC consulting, lecturing and reporting. Shelby has a strong track record of building trusted relationships with all levels of employees, colleagues and clients. Her effective communication, leadership and executive reporting skills strengthen her ability to perform, review and lead client engagements.

Shelby has worked with a variety of institutions and industries, assisting clients with reviewing and establishing internal controls over IT environments, regulatory compliance and industry framework assessments. During her career, Shelby has served on an internal financial services leadership council, information technology working group, data governance steering committee and as an SOC examination subject matter expert. Her industry experience includes financial services, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, utility, automotive, software as a service and government.

Shelby was previously an IT Audit Manager of a global company and Chief of Staff for a multi-billion dollar investment organization, where she was the longest tenured and first female Chief of Staff for the fixed income investment business.

Shelby understands the importance of internal control, operational, business and investment risk management, communication, transparency and delivery. She also has a deep appreciation for internal and external audit as value-added, resourceful and trusted business advisors to audit boards and business partners to members of senior management. Active in her community, Shelby is a past recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award and a frequent speaker at professional organization events.

Professional and Civic Organizations

AICPA Cybersecurity SOC Certification
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honorary Society
Delta Sigma Pi Business Society, President and Chapter Collegian of the Year
University of Mississippi Alumni Association
President Barack Obama’s Presidential Volunteer Award, 2014


Master of Accounting, University of Mississippi
Bachelor of Accounting, University of Mississippi