AndreMr. Andre’ Peterson, a CPA, a CMA, a Six Sigma Certified Champion, and Director of Internal Auditing at Sealy, Inc. in Trinity, North Carolina is a School of Business alumnus who has made time during his busy and lucrative career to stay connected to the School and faculty, contributing to the success of the School’s programs and its students.

At Sealy Andre’ is responsible for the management of the internal audit function, including risk assessment and audit planning and execution.  Along with traveling to six different continents over the last three years, he managed to fit in frequent visits to the School as a guest speaker.  He does an amazing job of providing insight for our students into real world experiences as an accounting professional for the largest mattress maker in the world.  He also serves on the Accounting Advisory Board and is instrumental in keeping the program curriculum up-to-date in meeting the latest industry needs.

Andre’ says, “I received so many opportunities when I was at UAB that wanting to give back to the School comes naturally.”  While Andre’ was in school he received an internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and accepted a full time offer upon graduation.  He also received several scholarships and in return later matched their amount with his own money.

On top of all of his professional accomplishments, as well as his many contributions to UAB, Andre’ is also a proud husband to his wife Lela, and a doting father to their daughter Lailoni, age 8.