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Raina Rose Tagle

Partner, CPA, CISA, CIA
703 923 8251

Raina brings 25 years of experience to leading a practice of over 300 professionals who specialize in helping clients to address governance, risk, compliance (GRC) and cybersecurity challenges via industry-specialized capabilities in areas such as enterprise risk management (ERM) and compliance programs, internal audit, cybersecurity and information technology (IT), financial and operational risk management, grants and research contracts compliance, and construction risk management.

Raina serves on Baker Tilly’s Board of Partners and leads the Baker Tilly International network’s Global GRC Committee. She previously served on the national committee for the firm’s Growth and Retention of Women initiative.

Experience

  • Advises clients on designing and enhancing ERM and compliance programs, addressing opportunities such as engaging board members and senior leaders, considering strategic risks and the relationship of ERM to strategic planning, and building momentum and sustainability in ongoing ERM and compliance processes
  • Has led more than 30 assessments of internal audit, compliance and ERM functions, providing boards and executives with strategic insights for evolving the functions to maximize value and impact
  • Previously has held positions of chief audit executive, interim executive director, chief financial officer, startup co-founder and sales director
  • Leads organization-wide reviews of sensitive topics, including cybersecurity, resource optimization and academic integrity, helping boards of directors to fulfill their oversight responsibilities and inform the public
  • Led own consulting firm for five years that specialized in organizational development and strategic planning, board of directors development, fundraising and executive coaching

Involvement

  • Speaker on topics related to enterprise risk management, compliance, board oversight of cybersecurity and high-performing internal audit in the following forums: National Association of Corporate Directors, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, National Association of College and University Business Officers, Association of College and University Auditors, National Association of College and University Attorneys, National Council of University Research Administrators
  • Keynote speaker, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Leaders’ Institute
  • Co-authored articles in national publications on topics such as evolving strategic ERM, working successfully with internal audit and using risk assessment in sponsored research
  • Convenes industry-specialized roundtables of chief risk officers, chief compliance officers, chief audit executives and chief financial officers

Thought Leadership

  • Advisory Board Member, University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • Chair, Selection Committee, 2010 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management
  • Vice Chair, Diversity Dialogue Task Force of Arlington County, Virginia
  • Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2003
  • Past board of directors member: Doorways for Women and Families (President), Miriam’s Kitchen (President and Treasurer), The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Vice Chair)
  • Founded and chaired comprehensive campaigns and annual fundraising events for local not-for-profits, raising nearly $15 million
  • Recipient: Fannie Mae “Good Neighbor Award”, Bank of America “Local Hero Award”, SmartCEO Magazine “Smart CPA”, Greater Washington Society of CPAs “Woman to Watch” Experienced Leader Award

Education

Bachelor of Science in accounting, minor in international business
Oklahoma State University