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IIA Global Board of Directors

The Global Board of Directors comprises 17 directors.

2019–20 IIA Global Board of Directors

2019–20 IIA Chairman of the Board

...J. Michael Joyce Jr., CIA, CRMA

J. Michael Joyce, Jr.J. Michael “Mike” Joyce is 2019–20 Chairman of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Board of Directors. In this role, Joyce serves as an officer of the Global Board, is Chairman of the Supervisory Committee, and presides over the Global Assembly. Joyce is the Vice President, Chief Auditor & Compliance Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross Blue Shield companies. The Blue System is the nation’s largest health insurer, covering more than 107 million members.

Joyce has more than 36 years of professional experience and has been actively volunteering with The IIA since 1989. Before becoming Chairman of The IIA Global Board, Joyce’s volunteer roles included serving as theGlobal Board’s Senior Vice Chairman(2018–19)and Chairman of the North American Board (2015–16). Joyce served on the Board of Governors for the Chicago Chapter of the IIA from 1995 until 2015, including a term as chapter president (2001–02). Joyce also was a founding Advisory Board member for DePaul University’s IIA-endorsed Internal Audit Program.

Bio: IIA Chairman of the Board J. Michael Joyce Jr.

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 with at least one member from Canada. Four members serve as representatives on the Global Board of Directors and the IIA President and CEO serves as an ex-officio member of the North American Board, without voting rights.

2019–20 IIA North American Board of Directors

2019–20 IIA North American Chairman of the Board

...Benito Ybarra, CIA

Benito YbarraBenito Ybarra is 2019–20 Chairman of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) North American Board of Directors. In this role, Ybarra providesdirection for The IIA’s strategic plan in North America and oversees its implementation.

A member of The IIA since 2000, Ybarra has been an active IIA volunteer having served the Austin Chapter in committee, officer, and board member roles. In addition, Ybarra has served on TheIIA’s Professional Issues Committee and has been a member of the Public Sector Audit Center and Advisory Board (formerly the American Center for Government Auditing) since 2015. He has been a member of the North American Board since 2016, and served as senior vice chairman of the Board from 2018–19.

Bio: IIA Chairman of the North American Board Benito Ybarra

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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2019–20 Chairman’s Video
View the 2019–20 chairman's video, "Audit in Tune."

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