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Nominations Wanted: Internal Auditing’s Young Guns

Internal Auditor magazine to feature Emerging Leaders in December issue

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (June 3, 2015) — New and complex challenges facing business and industry will require a new breed of internal auditor — one who is as comfortable dealing with traditional assurance issues as tapping into new technology to crunch big data.

These new leaders for the profession are already out there, making early and favorable impressions on stakeholders and colleagues alike. Internal Auditor magazine wants to know who they are and is seeking nominations for its “2015 Emerging Leaders” article, set for publication in December.

Ideally, nominees should be those who have shown exceptional achievement in internal auditing as demonstrated by their professionalism, leadership, certifications, advocacy, community service, and innovative thinking. Nominees should reflect all aspects of the profession including the private and public sectors; for profit, non-profit and not-for-profit; all industry sectors; and from all parts of the world.

“From Beijing to Boston there are many outstanding young internal audit practitioners out there who will have a great impact on the profession in the years to come,” said Anne Millage, editor-in-chief of Internal Auditor. “It benefits our profession to shine a light on these emerging leaders, and we are eager to see who will be nominated by their peers.”

Nominees must be members of The IIA; have, or be working toward, an IIA certification; and be under 30 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2015. The deadline for nominations is June 30. Self nominations will not be accepted.

The final list of honorees will be selected by a panel of judges comprising distinguished internal audit professionals with decades of combined experience. The judges are:

  • Harold Silverman, CIA, CRMA, QIAL, vice president, Internal Audit, The Wendy’s Company; IIA Executive Committee
  • Angela Witzany, CIA, CRMA, QIAL, head of Internal Audit, Sparkassen Versicherung
  • Renato Trisciuzzi, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, QIAL, corporate audit director, Walmart
  • Michael Cowell, CIA, senior managing director, chief auditor, TIAA-CREF
  • Princy Jain, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Nancy Haig, CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CRMA, director, Internal Audit & Compliance, Global Consulting
  • Seth Peterson, CIA, CRMA, QIAL, internal audit manager, The First National Bank of Sioux Falls
  • Katie Houston, CPA, CFE, CLEA, assistant city auditor, Austin City Office of the City Auditor

About Internal Auditor Magazine

Internal Auditor magazine is the world's leading publication covering the internal audit profession. The award-winning, bimonthly magazine shares timely, helpful, and indispensable information for professionals who want to keep pace with the diverse, dynamic field of internal auditing. For more information, visit the Internal Auditor website.

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.