Melinda Stinnett


Melinda Stinnett, CPA, CIA
Managing Director, Tulsa 

Melinda currently serves as Managing Director for Stinnett & Associates, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, which she founded in 2001.

An industry expert with nearly 30 years’ successful experience in internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, fraud and forensics, construction management practices, contract administration and cost recovery, Melinda is involved with numerous aspects of clients’ risk management.

As the Director of Internal Audit for a Fortune 500 company, Melinda has built a solid reputation of effectively serving customers by embracing the philosophy of doing the right thing and a desire to offer solutions that help clients manage risk and improve performance—most notably in the construction and energy sectors with a heavy emphasis on midstream.

Melinda is instrumental in the development of educational programs for management, process owners, audit committees and board members. She has also performed technical accounting research support, evaluations of contracts, operations process improvement reviews and quality assurance reviews.

Melinda is a regularly sought-out speaker for professional organizations like the Tulsa Small Business Summit, Institute of Managerial Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors and LSU Center for Internal Auditing.

Prior to founding Stinnett, Melinda spent 12 years in public accounting working for international firms such as Arthur Andersen and Price Waterhouse.

In her spare time, Melinda enjoys Marvel superhero movies, scuba diving and spending time with her husband and four children.

Professional Certifications & Affiliations
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Internal Auditor
Oklahoma Society of CPAs, Member
Institute of Internal Auditors, Member
OSU School of Accounting, Advisory Board Member
Arvest Bank – Tulsa Board Member
Philbrook Museum of Art, Executive Board and Audit Committee Chair
Boy Scouts of America, Board Member
Indian Nations Council of Boy Scouts of American, Board Member
Spears School of Business Dean’s Council, Executive Committee
Tulsa Regional Chamber Board Member
TCC Foundation Board Member
OSU Foundation Board of Governors
OSU Eastin Center for Career Readiness, Advisory Board Member

2021 OSU Spears School of Business Hall of Fame Inductee
2021 OSCPA Outstanding Member in Business & Industry Award
2020 Journal Record 50 Making A Difference
2017 Oklahoma SBA Small Business Person of the Year
2016 Tulsa Regional Chamber Small Business Person of the Year
2014 “100 for 100” OSU Spears School of Business Graduates
2013 Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award
2011 OSU School of Accounting Distinguished Alumni
2011 OSU Spears School of Business Orange Star Award

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