Gartner Expert

Leslee McKnight

Director, Research

Leslee McKnight is a Research Director with the Audit Leadership Council where she provides thought leadership and actionable tools for global heads of audit to address their major pain points.

Previous experience

Prior to joining CEB, now Gartner, in 2017, Ms. McKnight's experience included working with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. While at the University of Michigan she taught classes in the political science department and participated in key institutional research assessing the performance of academic programs and degree completion.


Ph.D., Political Science and Health Services Organization and Policy, University of Michigan

B.A., Political Science and Sociology, University of Connecticut

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Managing an effective audit function

2Increasing productivity and efficiency

3Incorporating the use of data analytics

4Identifying and managing fraud risks