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IIA Names William Michalisin Chief Officer for North American Operations

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (June 29, 2015) — The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) announced today the appointment of William “Bill” Michalisin as Executive Vice President and Chief Officer for North American Operations.

Michalisin, most recently IIA Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Director of The IIA Research Foundation (IIARF), will oversee core services offered to IIA members throughout North America. Departments reporting to him include Membership & Chapter Relations, Conferences, Learning Solutions, and Professional Services. He also will serve as President of the Internal Audit Academic Advancement Fund (IAAAF) and Manager of IIA Quality Services LLC. He will continue overseeing Sales & Business Development, Publications, and Marketing & Communications, and remain Executive Director of the IIARF.

“Bill has proven to be an energetic and insightful leader over our marketing and communications operations and an invaluable addition to our organization,” said IIA President and CEO Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA. “I know he will flourish in his new role as Chief Officer of North American Operations and bring his strategic experience and ingenuity to better serve our North American members.”

As CMO, Michalisin served as the marketing, brand and communications leader for The IIA, the global professional association and standard-setting body for internal auditors. The IIA serves more than 180,000 members in more than 170 countries and territories and is the internal audit profession’s recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications globally.

“I am thrilled with Bill’s appointment,” said John Wszelaki, IIA North American Board chairman. “He has demonstrated the drive, enthusiasm, and determination necessary to influence positive change needed to thrive in the position. I look forward to seeing the great advancements his leadership and skills will contribute to The IIA, our North American members, and the profession.”

Prior to joining The IIA, Michalisin was Industry Marketing Leader for Consumer & Industrial Products at Deloitte, which included responsibilities for cross-functional delivery within the aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, process and industrial products, retail and distribution, and travel, hospitality and leisure sectors. Earlier in his career, he was a business strategy and process consultant at Deloitte and Accenture, serving clients in media and entertainment, retail and consumer products, manufacturing, and financial services.

Michalisin graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a master’s in strategic communications. He has a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics from Bucknell University. He and his wife, Linda, have two children and live in Orlando, Florida.

“The IIA has a dedicated staff and a wealth of passionate volunteer talent among its members who together have made this organization the unquestioned global leader for the profession,” Michalisin said. “I look forward to continuing our growth and achieving great things for The IIA and the North American members we serve.”

Michalisin succeeds Kevin Mayeux in the positions of COO North America and Executive Vice President. Mayeux was recently named CEO of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

About The IIA

The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) is the internal audit profession’s most widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications. Established in 1941, The IIA today serves more than 180,000 members from more than 170 countries and territories. The association’s global headquarters are in Altamonte Springs, Fla. For more information, visit www.theiia.org.