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​New Leaders Appointed to IIA’s Financial Services Advisory Board
Mark Howard, USAA chief audit executive, named chairman

Mark HowardALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (May 9, 2014) — Mark Howard, senior vice president and chief audit executive for the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), was appointed chairman of The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Financial Services Advisory Board (FSAB), a group that advises The IIA on services and learning opportunities for financial services industry members.

Howard succeeds Scott D. White, vice president of M&M Consulting, LLC, who led the board for eight years and was instrumental in spearheading creation of free FSAB webinars and The IIA’s Financial Services SmartBrief, a monthly e-newsletter providing information relevant to financial services auditors.

“We thank Scott for his important contributions to the FSAB and to his efforts to bolster internal auditing in the financial services industry,” Howard said. “The board will continue to build on development of valuable educational forums and content tailored to the unique issues and expertise required of financial services auditors.”

Howard will work closely with O. Dale Jeanes, CIA, CCSA, CFSA, general auditor for BB&T, who was appointed FSAB vice chairman. Both will serve two-year terms, effective May 1.

Howard said he plans to focus the board’s efforts on providing robust support to The IIA’s advocacy efforts with financial regulatory agencies such as the Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Additionally, the board has committed to contribute to The IIA’s professional standards with input recognizing the sometimes unique considerations of internal auditors practicing in the financial services industry.

“The internal audit profession is indeed transforming within the financial services industry,” Howard said, “and the board will be actively promoting the interests of the financial services advisory group membership.”

Jeanes echoed Howard’s sentiments.

“I am excited to serve on the board as we represent the views of the profession as well as support the needs of internal auditors in our industry for further guidance in the current environment,” he said.

Indeed, the rapidly changing internal audit landscape demands strong partnerships with auditors from a variety of industry groups.

“The IIA recognizes the great value the FSAB provides and is looking forward to working closely with Mark and Dale over the next two years,” said IIA President and Chief Executive Officer Richard F. Chambers, CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA. “We also want to leverage existing financial services advisory group membership and expertise to provide valuable insight and input related to The IIA’s efforts on the advocacy and guidance-development fronts.”

About The IIA

Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) is a professional association for internal auditors around the world, with headquarters located in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The IIA serves more than 180,000 members from 190 countries, providing professional development, guidance, and certification. For more information, visit