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American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners

American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners

The IIA’s American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners (“Hall”) was established in 2011 to recognize key individuals in the field of internal auditing who have contributed significantly to the profession throughout their lifetime. It is the highest honor given by the North American Board for the contributions and accomplishments that the recipient has made to advance the profession, setting the standard for others to emulate.

There is no obligation to bestow the award in any year. With the intent to recognize truly distinguished service by IIA members in the United States, no more than three practitioners will be recognized for this award.


Inductees into the Hall will be honored at the General Audit Management (GAM) Conference or other activity, as determined by the North American Board. Each recipient will receive an appropriate acknowledgement to publicly recognize their induction into the Hall.

2020 Recipients: Andrew Dahle, Mark Salamasick, John Wszelaki

2019 Recipients: Douglas J. Anderson, Theresa Grafenstine, J. Michael Peppers

Complete list of award recipients