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​​The IIA Establishes an Advocacy "Beachhead" in Washington, D.C.

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here's an excerpt from his latest post:

​Starting this month, The IIA will have a full-time presence in Washington, D.C., with the hiring of our first director of government relations. This marks the first time in almost 45 years that The IIA will have an office presence outside of Florida. While The IIA has had a D.C.-based government relations firm since 2012, putting a face on The IIA will be invaluable to getting our message across to those who craft laws and regulations that impact internal auditing and to promoting the value the profession provides to business and government.

​However, for this important development to be fruitful, The IIA must have a clear and compelling message to share with legislators. Effective advocacy is as much an exercise in education and image building as it is about influencing, so we must make our message a powerful one.

Read the full blog post from IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers.