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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 of the Frazier & Deeter Process, Risk, Governance (“PRG”) Department, Shelby contributes more than 18 years of diverse experience in external and internal audit as well as project and operational risk management to the growth of the PRG practice of Frazier & Deeter. Her career includes responsibility for the successful creation, execution, implementation, optimization and testing of controls, crisis and business continuity management, disaster recovery planning, SOC consulting/ lecturing/ reporting. She has a strong track record 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 information technology 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 SOC Examinations subject matter expert.

Shelby’s industry expertise includes the areas of financial services, insurance, manufacturing, utility, automotive, software as a service, and government. In addition to her industry experience, Shelby has served as chief of staff for a large investment management organization. She was the longest tenured and first female chief of staff for the fixed income investment business.

As a former IT Audit Manager of a global company and a former Chief of Staff of a $125 billion AUM fixed income investment organization, she 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. Shelby is a frequent speaker for IIA events.

Professional and Civic Organizations

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)
Beta Alpha Psi – Accounting Honorary Society
Delta Sigma Pi – Business society; President and UofM Chapter Collegian of the Year, 1997
University of Mississippi Alumni Association
Covenant United Methodist Church Finance Committee Member, since 2011
President Barak Obama’s Presidential Volunteer Award, 2014


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