Whit Madère, CFE, CCEP

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Whit’s first job in auditing dates back to 1985 in the hotel industry, where he met his wife.  After that, while spending time with an international public accounting firm, he developed an interest in helping non-profit organizations as well as cost-sensitive industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, and international logistics, where his work allowed him to travel extensively.  As a result, Whit has worked in 21 states and 13 countries on three continents performing internal control assessments, control system implementations and other audit and consulting services for nearly 30 years. He has traveled completely around the world twice – once to the East and once to the West.

Whit is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Certified Ethics and Compliance Professional (CCEP). He holds an MBA from Baylor University and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in education leadership from the University of Texas at El Paso.


Dustin Peetz, CPA

Staff Auditor
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Dustin began his career at accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2016, where he performed financial statement and internal control audits of a variety of public and non-public entities. Prior to joining the Archdiocese in October 2019, he was a financial analyst for a local water, sewer, and fire protection product distributor. Dustin is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.


Kate Hazen, CPA

Senior Auditor
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Prior to coming to work for the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 2007, Kate was an auditor with the Missouri State Auditor’s Office and performed financial and performance audits of municipalities, school districts, and other state of Missouri offices and agencies. After eight years of working in Internal Audit, Kate transferred to the Finance Office for 3+ years where she assisted the Controller with the execution and oversight of the financial activities of combined financial statements and in the coordination of the annual external audit.  She is now back in Internal Audit where her primary focus is on parish, elementary school, high school and agency audits, as well as support for financial questions from the various archdiocesan entities and parishes. Kate is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.