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IIA Leadership  

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.

2015-2016 IIA Global Board of Directors

IIA 2015-2016 Chairman of the Board

...Lawrence J. Harrington, CIA, QIAL, CRMA

Lawrence J. HarringtonLarry Harrington is global chairman of The IIA, and chief audit executive (CAE) for Raytheon Company, which specializes in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. Prior to joining Raytheon in 2004, he led the internal audit function for several Fortune 100 companies, where he also served in other areas, including finance, human resources, and operations.

Committed to corporate diversity, Harrington has been a member of Raytheon’s Executive Diversity Leadership Team since 2010, guiding the company’s strategy to advance its culture of diversity and inclusion. Further, he was a key driver in the development of a diversity strategy for The IIA during his service on the North American Board of Directors.

Over the last 25 years, Harrington has held numerous leadership roles with The IIA that have positioned him well for his term as global chairman. A member of the Global Board of Directors since 2009, he has served as senior vice chairman of the Board, and as vice chairman of both the Professional Guidance and the Global Services Committees. He is also past chairman of the North American Board of Directors and the Professional Issues Committee, and past president of The IIA’s Greater Boston Chapter.

Harrington earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bentley University, and has completed Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. He has continually invested in himself by achieving professional certifications to grow his internal audit competencies and learn about the business functions within the scope of his internal audit responsibilities. He is a frequent speaker at seminars on auditing, change management, people development, and motivation.

For his term as The IIA’s global chairman, Harrington chose the theme, “Invest in Yourself.” Throughout the year, he is urging internal auditors to enhance their value by undertaking professional development opportunities. From reading topical and timely material, to adding professional certifications, to attending conferences and workshops in internal auditing and on the business functions they audit, internal auditors can improve their own professional skills and opportunities and better serve their organizations and stakeholders.

Bio: IIA Chairman of the Board Lawrence J. Harrington

Chairman of the North American Board: J. Michael Joyce Jr., CIA, CRMA

J. Michael Joyce is the 2015–16 chairman of The IIA’s North American Board of Directors. With more than 32 years of professional experience, Joyce has served as the chief auditor and compliance officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) since June 1999. In this role, he directs the internal audit, national anti-fraud, and compliance staff functions for the Association. In addition, he is responsible for development of BCBSA sponsored compliance, anti-fraud, and internal audit related training programs for BCBS licensees.

Prior to joining BCBSA, Joyce served for two years as director of internal audit for Rush Prudential Health Plans (now Unicare), in Chicago. In addition, he held a variety of management positions with the JCPenney Company’s Internal Audit Department, including responsibility for the internal audit activities at the JCPenney Life Insurance Company.

Joyce has been an active volunteer member of The IIA since 1989 having held a number of leadership roles with The IIA’s Dallas and Chicago Chapters. He was the program co-chair for The IIA's 2005 International Conference in Chicago, and served as a member of The IIA’s Global Board of Directors and as senior vice chairman of the North American Board of Directors.

Joyce also serves as the Public Member Commissioner and member of the Finance & Audit Committee for the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC). In addition, he serves on the Advisory Board for DePaul University’s Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP).

He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society, and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), in Indiana, Pa.

Bio: IIA Chairman of the North American 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 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.

2015-2016 IIA North American Board of Directors

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 President and Chief Executive Officer:
Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA  

The 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.

Institute and Chapter Leaders  

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2015-2016 chairman's video, "Invest in Yourself"
View the 2015-2016 chairman's video, “Invest in Yourself.”