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CAEs Converge on Capitol Hill

In October, a dozen chief audit executives from Fortune 500 companies gathered in Washington, D.C. to get a briefing on relevant legislative and regulatory matters and directly participate in The IIA’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill. The two-day event was offered as a benefit to select members of The IIA’s Audit Executive Center and was hosted by the IIA’s D.C. advocacy partner Patton Boggs. 

Discussions on the first day centered around healthcare reform, cyber security, and corporate taxation. The second day was comprised of visits with congressional staff of both Senate and House member to provide insight on the internal audit profession and how it plays a critical role in corporate governance. As the CAEs met with Capitol Hill staff, consistent with The IIA’s D.C. advocacy strategy, they offered to be resources on risk management and corporate governance matters as it may pertain to either future legislation or committee hearings. 

This event was not only aimed at providing an exclusive benefit for Audit Executive Center members, but was also a valuable advocacy initiative. Providing leading internal audit practitioners direct access to subject matter experts at Patton Boggs and those who work in Washington facilitates a greater understanding of how to better influence and inform lawmakers on issues related to the profession. For more information about The IIA’s advocacy efforts, go to:

If you have any questions about The IIA’s North American Advocacy efforts, please contact Kathy Anderson at Questions about the Audit Executive Center can be directed to George Lewis at

CAEs in D.C.

CAEs in D.C.
Chief audit executives of Fortune 500 companies gathered in Washington D.C. in October to discuss legislative and regulatory issues and meet with congressional staff on Capitol Hill. Pictured (L to R) on the front row:  Kathy Anderson, Gina Eubanks, Barb Bergmeier; 2nd row: Glenn Benisek, Allan Cooper, Jim Tompkins, George Lewis; 3rd row: Mike Cowell; Karl Erhardt, James Meriwether; back row: Hal Garyn, Timothy Tripp, Karla Munden.