In his role as head of audit, Darrel is responsible for developing and coordinating an annual integrated audit plan of coverage that includes quarterly risk assessments, risk-based rotation plans of coverage, full and self-assessment scope control effectiveness validation testing, and assistance and coordination of Valmont management’s internal control assertions and external audit activities and conclusions for financial and internal control examinations.

Prior to joining Valmont in 2004, Darrel was a senior manager for Deloitte & Touche, providing audit, attestation, and control and risk management process improvement consultation services. Darrel also served as director of audit operations for American Express Company.

Darrel is a member of the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants and former officer of the Institute of Internal Auditors and was Chairman for IIA Regional and District Conferences. Darrel is an inactive Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Darrel is a graduate of the University of Nebraska—Omaha with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting degree in 1982.