Lori Kaczynski CPA, CIA, CGMA, CRMA
VP, Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive, Graphic Packaging International
Lori Kaczynski is VP, Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive for Graphic Packaging International. Ms. Kaczynski is responsible for leading the Company's global Internal Audit department, internal financial reporting control structure and team, and Enterprise Risk Management functions enabling achievement of Graphic Packaging's strategic objectives, performance of internal controls, and driving optimal performance. She helps the company identify and manage risks, leads financially relevant investigations, then she guides, supports, and ensures internal controls have been designed, implemented and are being executed effectively. Lori has many years of experience in a variety of industries and roles in the areas of external auditing, internal auditing, leadership, controlling, transaction and technical accounting, financial reporting, analysis, compliance and ethics, enterprise risk management, investigations, and cash management. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Kennesaw State University (KSU) and currently serves as Chair of the KSU Accounting Department Academic Advisory Council, as a member of the Internal Audit Center Advisory Board, and on the Board of the KSU Athletics Association Board. Lori believes in the power of education and has dedicated her time to not profit organizations focused on education. She is a board member and serves on the Finance Committee for Sheltering Arms, Georgia's largest nonprofit early education and child care organization focused on high‐quality early education, child care and comprehensive family support services to more than 3,600 children and their families annually at 16 metropolitan Atlanta locations. She is Treasurer and board member for the Smith-Gilbert Gardens Foundation funding the Gardens mission of conservation and education. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Rausch Advisory Services, a professional services firm. She was the CFO/Treasurer and former Vice President of Membership for the Institute of Internal Auditors Atlanta Chapter. Lori is committed to developing and accelerating the advancement of women in business previously serving as Chair of a Women's Resource Group, currently as a member of Graphic's Women's Resource Group, and as a member of the Atlanta's Women's Employee Resource Group and volunteering her time to initiate mentoring programs and serve as a mentor. She was honored by Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Women Who Mean Business" award for influential business women with notable professional achievements and community involved and authored or was interviewed for articles in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Lori serves her professional community as a speaker and panelist at numerous events including the following examples: Keynote Speeches, global and local conferences, Chief Audit Executive and Compliance Officer Roundtables, Audit TV, and KSU classrooms. Lori was born in North Western Canada and spent her early years focused on Speed Skating successfully winning 6 Canadian National Championships, one North American Championship, and held one national speed record. She is a first-generation American and the first generation of her family to achieve a college education.