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 President's Message -Bernadette Robinson


Philadelphia IIA Chapter Members,


Welcome to the 2018-2019 Chapter year! I am honored and excited to be serving you as the Chapter President. This year was kicked off with an energetic start by the Chapter Leadership team who are passionate about their roles and dedicated to making the chapter better and giving back to you, the members. Ou​r key initiatives for this year include providing quality programming at a lower cost, continuing to build our NextGen and Academic Relations Programs, increasing opportunities for volunteers and celebrating the Chapter’s 75 anniversary. 

On July 25th, we held our 2nd annual Membership Appreciation Day at Citizen’s Bank Park. Robert Mainardi presented a session on Communication Strategies for Auditors. Afterwards, we watched the Phillies beat the LA Dodgers 7 to 3! Thank you to all who attended and made it a fun day!

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For this upcoming chapter year, we currently have several quality events planned: 

Tuesday, September 18th – Join us for an all-day session on IT General Controls by John Gatto. Afterwards, enjoy a cocktail at a happy hour sponsored by EisnerAmper. Register here.

Thursday, September 27th – Join us to celebrate the Chapter’s 75th anniversary at the Howl at the Moon Dueling Piano Bar in Philadelphia from 3:00pm-8:00pm. There will be a two hour CPE session presented by two past Chapter Presidents, followed by a three hour buffet dinner and open bar social with dueling piano entertainment.

  • John McLaughlin (2003-2004) will be presenting on “Third Party Risk Management: SOC Reporting” and David Naser (2005-2006) will be presenting on “Fraud is Everywhere”.
  • We are very proud to celebrate our 75 years, members, board members and volunteers. I hope to see you there. This is going to be an amazing event, register here today, before it is sold out!
Tuesday, October 2nd – Join us for a one-day session focusing on two current hot topics: assessing ​corporate culture and practical ethics by Danny Goldberg (who is back by popular demand). Register here.

Keep up to date on other events via our Events & Training page. Please save the date for and look for more information regarding the following events:

2018 Fall Conference – “Back to Basics in Times of Innovation” on Monday, November 19th at the Marriott Downtown

Cyber at the Cira – Monday, December 17th at the Convene Cira Centre


If you are not already following us on social media, please check us out of Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. We actively post information and links for Chapter events and activities.


We are always looking for volunteers, they make up the backbone of this Chapter. Please reach out to me at if you are interested in volunteering for a committee or event.


I am looking forward to a great year!

Kindest Regards,

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Bernadette Robinson

Philadelphia IIA Chapter President

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