Laura Tatem

Tampa International Airport

Laura Tatem is the Director of Internal Audit for Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA). HCAA is an independent special district of the State of Florida with exclusive jurisdiction, control, supervision and management over Tampa International Airport, Peter O. Knight Airport, Plant City Airport, and Tampa Executive Airport. Laura is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the States of Florida and Virginia. She is also a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Government Auditing Professional, American Association of Airport Executives Certified Member, and holds a Certificate in Risk Management Assurance. She has approximately 19 years of auditing experience and has been at Tampa International Airport for ten years. Prior to that, she worked as an external auditor primarily in the fields of government, nonā€profit, and construction. Laura is a member of various professional organizations and is the immediate past President of the Association of Airport Internal Auditors. She currently serves on the Institute of internal Auditors Florida West Coast Chapter Board of Governors. She also served as a Board Member for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay for ten years and was the Board Treasurer for nine years.