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​IIA Honors Decades of Internal Audit Leadership
Cadmus, Bishop awards recognize stalwarts of the profession Beran, Miller

NEW YORK (July 19, 2016) —The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) honored two champions of internal audit leadership here today at the organization’s 2016 International Conference.

Denny Beran, CIA, QIAL, CCSA, CRMA, received the prestigious Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions in research, education, publications, or other developments and activities in the field of internal auditing.

Beran’s history with The IIA is longstanding, as he was among the inaugural group of CIA certification recipients in 1974. Since then, he has served twice on The IIA’s executive committee, including a term as IIA global chairman in 2011–12, and as a member of the value proposition taskforce.

“I am grateful for Denny’s outstanding contributions to The IIA and internal audit,” said IIA Global Board Chairman Larry Harrington, CIA, QIAL, CRMA. “He is a true representation of the Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award in every respect, generously offering his skills and insights to the profession for more than five decades.”

Beran, who worked for JC Penney’s internal audit department for 40 years, remains an active volunteer with The IIA and with charities in the Dallas area.

The IIA also recognized Patricia Miller, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, with the William G. Bishop III Lifetime Achievement Award. Miller joins an elite group of internal audit practitioners who have received the award since its inception in 2004.

The award recognizes individuals who, through a lifetime of accomplishments and dedication to The IIA, have impacted the practice of internal auditing, advanced awareness of The IIA, and inspired professionals around the world to make a difference in the profession and organization.

“Patty Miller has served internal auditing as an outstanding professional and educator,” said IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA. “Through her accomplishments, she forged on behalf of the profession and The IIA a path that generations of internal auditors can follow by becoming only the fifth person to receive this significant award.”

Miller, who served as the 2008–09 IIA global chairman, has spent more than three decades in the profession, including work in the private sector with Deloitte & Touche and Pacific Telesis, in academia at the University of Nevada–Reno, and as a provocative and insightful author. She currently is chairman of The IIA’s International Internal Audit Standards Board.