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 CICIIA 2014-2015 Board of Governors Slate

2014 – 2015 Central Illinois Chapter of the IIA (CICIIA)
Board of Governors Candidate Slate and Bios
 
For Board of Governor
Steve Spent, CPA, CIA
Education
B.S. Accounting – Millikin University, May 1988.
 
Work Experience
Steve has over 20 years of experience in the auditing and accounting professions.  For the last 9 years, Steve has worked in ADM’s Internal Audit department, currently as a Senior Audit Manager.  His previous professional background includes 3 years of public accounting with Deloitte & Touche, 7 years of corporate and cost accounting with Zexel, Inc., and 8 years in internal audit and other roles with Illinois Power prior to joining ADM.
 
Certifications
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) – 5/98
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – 11/88
 
Volunteer Work
As a member of the CIC IIA, Steve has served the chapter in the role of Treasurer for 3 years and as a Board of Governor member for 3 years.
 

 
For Board of Governor
Shawn Harrison
Shawn Harrison is the Internal Audit/Risk Manager for Citizens Equity Frist Credit Union (CEFCU). Shawn joined CEFCU in 1994 working in the Lending and Investment Services departments until he was promoted to the Call Center Manager in 2004, Cash Management Manager in 2005, Compliance Manger in 2006, and Internal Audit/Risk Manager in February 2013.  

Shawn received his bachelor's degree in Finance in 2001 and has been a member of the IIA since 2013.
 
For Board of Governor
Martha Zimmerman
Martha Zimmerman is a practicing audit manager with twelve years of experience in the audit and risk management disciplines and related activities.   Her experience has been global taking her across many cultures and a variety of manufacturing and related business processes.  The work has taken her to four continents and over 20 countries as a manager in a large multi-national enterprise. 
Her formal education is based in the IT realm, but over 25 years of her work experience has focused on accounting and audit disciplines.  The IT background coupled with the accounting related work experience provides a unique perspective into auditing.  Her experience spans the personnel spectrum from hourly and clerical staff to the executive offices, allowing her to enhance her communication, coaching, and mentoring styles. 
Martha joined the IIA in 1995 and has presented to local IIA chapters as well at international IIA events, with a focus as a thought leader on enterprise risk management.  She has also presented various topics such as internal auditing, risk management, and general career coaching to regional university organizations and accounting classes.  
Certifications
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Certified Internal Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
 
 
 
 
For Board of Governor
Jeff Estes, AIM, CRISC, CRMA, ChFC®
 
Education
Jeff received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Illinois State University.  He has been a member of the IIA since 2009.
 
Work Experience
Jeff Estes is an audit manager in the Information Systems section of Internal Audit at State Farm.  Jeff joined State Farm in 1998 as a mainframe computer programmer.  He accepted a position as a Security Analyst in Enterprise Information Security and Directory Services in 2000, was promoted to Component Manager in 2005, and moved to Internal Audit in 2008.
 
 
Certifications
Associate in Management (Insurance Institute of America)
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control™ (ISACA)
Certification in Risk Management Assurance (The Institute of Internal Auditors)
Chartered Financial Consultant (The American College)