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Welcome to the Austin Chapter of the IIA!



December event: Become a Trusted Advisor

Try, Try, Try Again: 
Real strategies on becoming a Trusted Advisor

Tuesday, December 10th (11:30am-1:00pm)

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Facilitator: Sandra Menjivar-Suddeath
Alamo Drafthouse
2700 W Anderson Ln Suite 701, Austin

CPE: 1.0 hours

11:30-12:00 Networking / Place lunch orders
12:00-1:00 Training /Lunch

​​Save the dates for other upcoming events!

Don’t forget the Alamo! Hold these dates for our next IIA events at the Alamo Drafthouse. Go…now!... and block it out on your calendar before someone schedules something over it! We will alert you when registration opens.

December 10, 2019: See above!!

February 11, 2020: The Rise of Gen Z: How to Keep Internal Audit "Cool" and Retain Top Talent 

March 10, 2020: Be an auditor of impact: Identify Cost Savings and Resource Optimization Opportunities

More to come on April and May!

Event times are 11:30 am networking, 12:00-1:00 presentation. 

Speaking Opportunity

Share the stage and shar​e your stories on April 14

Audit in Tune: Stories of Innovation from the Live Music Capital of the World

​Do you have a great story to share related to innovations you have implemented or lessons you have learned which have yielded positive results for your internal audit function and/or your organization?

We are seeking internal audit practitioners to come share their stories of innovation at an IIA Austin Chapter all-day training event scheduled for April 14, 2020.  We’d like to hear from several practitioners that day – we are thinking a 50 minute slot each.  (If you are thinking you would need more time, give me your pitch!)

The theme for the day is the IIA Global Board Chairman’s theme of “Audit in Tune”.  We are seeking stories that might exemplify ways to “fine-tune” the audit approach or philosophy, or provide “harmony” through an influential role in the organization’s success, or maybe establish a “brand new beat” for the internal audit function’s vision and direction.  Feel free to think of creative ways to riff off our theme!

The Austin-area internal audit community is a vibrant and talented group of internal audit practitioners, full of innovation, progress, and commitment to continuous improvement.  Please think about a story you might be able to share – we’d love to hear it!  Private sector, public sector, industry-specific – we can all learn from one another in the spirit of the official motto of the IIA, “Progress through sharing”.

Please reply to for more information and/or if we can count you in!


Get involved with the local chapter!

The Austin Chapter is now seeking volunteers for 3 BOG positions and all officer positions (except president) for the upcoming year.  Use this form to apply by December 31.

If you have any questions about specific roles or time commitments, reach out to Patrick McKinney at, Atreyi Chowdhury at, or Sandra Vice at 

Keep your membership up-to-date

Have you moved?  Earned a new certification? Married royalty?  Keep your membership info up-to-date by following these instructions.

 Also, if you want join the IIA, you can save money through the end of this year. Through December 31, 2019, non-members can save 20% off an individual professional membership using promo code CHE19

Prepare to Pass the Updated CIA Exam with Rice University’s Instructor-Led Courses

The Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam is changing! Prepare for the updated exam with Rice University’s instructor-led CIA review courses starting January 14th.

Why Prepare with Us?
  • Take advantage of the knowledge, experience and advice of our expert instructor, Vicki McIntyre, CIA, CPA, CFSA, CRMA, CGAP.
  • Study the CIA exam syllabus at a manageable pace so you can absorb and understand the material, leading to success on the exam.
  • Our classes provide structure and keep you on track to achieving your CIA goal.
  • Network with other internal audit professionals and discuss exam topics from a variety of perspectives.
Course Details

Dates/Times: T, Th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. CT, Jan 14, 2020 to Apr 9, 2020
Location: Online
Instructor: Vicki McIntyre, CIA, CPA, CFSA, CRMA, CGAP.
Fees: $2,585.00

Course Materials

All course participants will receive The IIA’s CIA Learning System, Version 6.0 study tools including comprehensive reading materials and interactive online study tools. Get complete details at

Register now! Classes fill quickly and space is limited. 

For more information, please visit or contact Lori Cykala at (713) 348.6167 or

Congrats to these newly certified professionals!

New CIAs (Certified Internal Auditor)

Joel Blackman
Tim Chen
Heather Miller

Welcome New Members!

We're overjoyed to welcome these new members to 
the Austin Chapter IIA! 
We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Chapter event!​

Rene Alaniz
Pedro Chavarria Tovar
Quinton Crummedyo
Alejandra Del Angel
Rolando Delgado
Terri Peirce
Kristal Smith
Julie Toler
Nathan Ward
Megan York 

Austin Chapter Calendar

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