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William S. Smith Award (CIA Certification)

The William S. Smith Award is named in honor of William S. Smith, CIA, The IIA's first chairman of the Board of Regents, a former IIA chairman of the board, and a driving force behind the development of the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) program.

Awards are based on individual performance on the core CIA exam parts (parts 1, 2, and 3). With year-round testing, award recipients must pass each exam part on their first attempt within one year of taking the first exam part.

2012 Award Recipients

Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Juan Carlos Diaz, CIA, IIA Spain
Silver Medal – Award Recipient: Väino Sarnet, CIA, CGAP, IIA Estonia
Bronze Medal – Award Recipient: Anna Agnieszka, CIA, IIA Poland
Student Highest Achievement Award: Wang Yang, CIA, IIA China

2011 Award Recipients

Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Robert Bruce Marsden, CIA, IIA-New York, USA
Silver Medal – Award Recipient: Douglas Scott Schmidt, CIA, IIA-Indianapolis, USA
Bronze Medal – Award Recipient: Ömer Kerem Seçkin, CIA, IIA Turkey
Student Highest Achievement Award: Jeffrey S. Littlejohn, CIA, IIA-Dallas, USA

2010 Award Recipients

Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Igor Gouvêa, IIA Brazil
Silver Medal – Award Recipient: Henrique de Carvalho, IIA Brazil
Bronze Medal – Award Recipient: Adriana Rey, IIA Uraguay
Student Highest Achievement Award: Elaina Arvelo, Philadelphia, PA USA

2009 Award Recipients

Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Óscar Moreno Palmero, IIA Spain
Silver Medal – Award Recipient: Ángel Palomo Cisneros, IIA Spain
Bronze Medal – Award Recipient: Jaime Raffo, Miami, FL USA
Student Highest Achievement Award: Steve Pebley, Alexandria, VA USA

2007 Award Recipients

Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Elisheba Etabag Manzano, IIA Philippines
Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Ryan Gilbert Khu Chua, IIA Philippines

2006 Award Recipients

Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Silke Oberhauser, IIA Germany
Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Joel Sothern, Orange County, CA USA

2005 Award Recipients

Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Steven Proctor, San Francisco, CA USA
Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Duchess Maria Blancia Cruz, IIA Philippines

2004 Award Recipients

Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Mr. Duke M. Bajenting, IIA Philippines
Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Gary L. Beaupre, Boston, MA USA

2003 Award Recipients

Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Ron S. Gill, San Jose, CA USA
Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Hsiao Yun Liew, IIA Singapore

2002 Award Recipients

Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Andrew R. Bailey, USA
Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Allyson A. D’Aquin, Baton Rouge, LA USA (student)

2001 Award Recipients

Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Juergen Rohrmann, IIA Germany
Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Li Yanhua, Peoples Republic of China

2000 Award Recipients

Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Laura J. Jochimsen, Twin Cities, MN USA
Gold Medal – Highest Achievement Award: Bernhard J. Gellner, Phoenix, AZ USA

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