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IIA Global Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of The Institute. The Board of Directors comprises 38 members elected at an annual meeting of the membership.

2017–18 IIA Global Board of Directors

2017–18 IIA Chairman of the Board

...J. Michael Peppers, CIA, QIAL, CRMA

J. Michael PeppersJ. Michael “Mike” Peppers is Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for The University of Texas System, one of the largest public university systems in the United States. In his role, he oversees the internal audit function for a university system that has an annual operating budget of $17.9 billion and serves more than 228,000 students at eight universities and six health science centers.

Over a 30-year career that began in public accounting, Peppers has led progressive internal audit activities at major not-for-profit organizations in higher education and health care. Previously, he was Vice President and Chief Audit Officer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Director of Audit Services at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Inspector General at the University of South Florida, and a Senior Auditor for Price Waterhouse.

Bio: IIA Chairman of the Board J. Michael Peppers

IIA North American Board of Directors

The mission of the North American Board is to ensure that volunteer and staff activities of The IIA adequately address the needs of the North American membership. The North American Board comprises 10 directors and one North American member of the Executive Committee. At least one member of the North American Board must be from Canada. The IIA President and CEO serves as an ex-officio member of the North American Board, without voting rights. All North American Board members also serve on the Global Board of Directors.

2017–18 IIA North American Board of Directors

2017–18 IIA North American Chairman of the Board

...Shannon J. Urban, CIA, CRMA

Shannon UrbanShannon J. Urban is the 2017-18 Chairman of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) North American Board of Directors. In this role, Urban provides direction for The IIA’s strategic plan in North America and oversees its implementation.

Urban’s service as an active volunteer leader with The IIA began in 1999, and includes roles as past-president of the Greater Boston Chapter and as a director on the Global Board of Directors. As a committee member, Urban actively supports The IIA’s North American Advocacy agenda in promoting the value of internal auditing with key stakeholders and legislators.

Urban chose as her chairman’s theme “Internal Audit Innovation.”

Bio: IIA Chairman of the North American Board Shannon J. Urban

IIA President and Chief Executive Officer

...Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA

Richard F. ChambersThe President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the chief salaried administrative executive of The Institute. The President and CEO is responsible for the operations of headquarters and the management of the activities of The Institute staff, providing leadership and fostering an environment of cooperation and teamwork that positively influence relations with the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, committee members and the general membership. The President and CEO also serves along with the Chairman of the Board as a spokesman for The Institute.

Bio: President and CEO Richard Chambers

IIA Boards and Committees

The primary function of The IIA boards and committees is to help set strategies to achieve the goals and objectives of The Institute and to provide advice and counsel to the headquarters staff. Terms are usually three years, with one-third of the members’ terms expiring each year.

IIA Boards and Committees

Volunteer Organization Chart

Affiliate and Chapter Leaders

For information about leaders of The IIA’s 250+ Affiliates and chapters, please see their individual websites.

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2017–18 Chairman’s Video
View the 2017–18 chairman's video, “#PurposeServiceImpact"

Spanish Translation

#Propósitoservicioimpacto
Un Video Mensaje de J. Michael Peppers, 2017-18 Presidente del Consejo del IIA Global

Portuguese Translation

#Propósitoserviçoimpacto
Uma mensagem de vídeo de J. Michael Peppers, 2017-18 Presidente do Conselho de IIA Global