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Ms. Gutierrez is originally from Venezuela and has been part of the South Florida community for over 25 years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University and holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Just recently, Maria earned the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification which allows her to support her team with investigations and the Company’s fraud risk assessment. Maria started her career with KPMG and has over 10 years of experience in the Internal Audit, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and internal controls areas. In her current role at Office Depot as Sr. Manager Internal Controls , Maria determines the processes to be tested during the year, works with management on controls design and remediation, provides training to control owners and works with the external auditors to successfully complete the Company’s yearly SOX requirements. Maria is also a co-lead to SOMOS, Office Depot’s Latino and Hispanic Associate Resource Group. She manages the community investment committee and supports various initiatives with HISPA, YMCA of Palm Beach, SOS Village and the Milagro Center. As a member of SOMOS, she seeks to care, empower and influence the Hispanic/Latino associates and communities that the Company serves.