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Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders

​The IIA defines an emerging leader as a practitioner under the age of 35 or new to internal audit or other similar area with a passion for the profession. Through the efforts of The IIA’s North American Board and Emerging Leaders Task Force (ELTF), we want to encourage emerging leaders to engage, connect, and contribute to the profession. Emerging leaders can prepare to excel in their career by engaging in programming at IIA conferences and events, including the Emerging Leaders Forum. Additionally, emerging leaders can provide valuable contributions through volunteer service — locally (find your local chapter), or internationally with IIA Headquarters — and through thought leadership, including Internal Auditor magazine and blogs.

Emerging Leaders Task Force (ELTF)

ELTF-who-we-are-150x150.jpgWho we are: The ELTF is a diverse group of IIA members with a passion for the profession who have less than 15 years of internal audit experience across various industries. Several of these volunteer members hold committee roles within The IIA and have extensive volunteering experience within their local chapters. The Task Force operates under the guidance of The IIA’s North American Board and Membership Engagement Department. The Task Force defines an IIA emerging leader as “a practitioner under the age of 35 or new to internal audit or other similar area with a passion for the profession.”

ELTF-what-we-do-150x150.jpgWhat we do: The ELTF will serve as an established channel to inform and connect young professionals within and outside The IIA. The ELTF will provide constant feedback to The IIA’s staff and North American Board in an effort to increase the value of IIA membership for emerging leaders and to provide recommendations on ways to grow IIA membership among emerging leaders. Ask an ELTF member how you can ENGAGE, CONNECT, and CONTRIBUTE!

Here are additional ways to get involved and be recognized as an emerging leader:

Emerging Leaders Task Force Members

Krystle AguirreKrystle Aguirre, CISA
Sr. Audit Project Leader
Southwest Airlines
IIA-Dallas Chapter

Ryan SingerRyan Singer, CIA
Financial Services Risk Consulting Manager
Crowe LLP
IIA-Central Ohio Chapter

Grace WuGrace (Jingwen) Wu
Compliance Manager
Silicon Valley Bank
IIA-San Jose Chapter

Derek J. WaddellDerek J. Waddell, CIA, CRMA
Senior Auditor, US Corporate Audit
National Grid
IIA-Westchester Fairfield Chapter

Robin BrownRobin Brown
Risk Management & Compliance Manager
IIA-San Jose Chapter

Bill StahlBill Stahl
IIA-Atlanta Chapter

Nick GeffersNick Geffers
Business Risk Manager
IIA-Fox Valley Chapter

Matt KozlowskiMatt Kozlowski
Associate Director
IIA-Houston Chapter

Valentina KostenyukValentina Kostenyuk
Senior Internal Auditor
Avangrid Renewables
IIA-Portland Chapter