Victor Z. Brink Award for Distinguished Service
The Victor Z. Brink Award for Distinguished Service was established to recognize individuals who, over time, have given unusual and outstanding service to the profession of internal auditing through participation in the activities of The Institute of Internal Auditors. Presently serving international officers, members of the Executive Committee (except for the retiring past chairman), paid employees of The Institute, and members of the selection committee are not eligible to receive the award.
Nominations will be accepted from any member or group of members of The Institute of Internal Auditors. Each nomination must be supported by a full explanation as to why the nominee should receive the award.
No more than two awards may be made in any one year. The award consists of a suitably inscribed plaque or other memento, lifetime membership in The IIA, and complimentary registration at annual conferences attended. The Institute will also pay travel expenses to the site of the award presentation and conference fees for the recipient and their spouse.
The Victor Z. Brink Award for Distinguished Service is named after one of the founders of The IIA, author of the first widely-read book on internal auditing, recipient of the second Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award, and IIA president from 1950-51. Brink was one of three individuals who sparked the development of The IIA in 1941 and served it longer than any other member. Brink was also the recipient of The IIA's first Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award was named for Brink after his death in 1993, and the first Victor Z. Brink Award for Distinguished Service was presented to A.J. Hans Spoel, CIA, in June 1994.
2013 Award Recipients
Stephen D. Goepfert, CIA, CRMA
Patricia K. Miller, CIA, CRMA
2012 Award Recipient
Louis Vaurs, MBA, Ph.D