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 March Presentation - Academic Awards - Hot Topics in Internal Audit Panel Discussion

3/27/2018 8:30 AM
3/27/2018 1:00 PM
Genesee Grande 1060 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210 |  

8:30 - 10:00   Board Meeting
10:00 - 10:15 Registration
10:15 - 11:30 Program
11:30 - 12:00 Awards and Recognition
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch (Slider Bar)

Costs: Member $40, Nonmember $50, Student or Retiree $15

Registration Link will be posted shortly.

Hot Topics in Internal Audit Panel Discussion
Please join us for a discussion surrounding current and upcoming risks impacting the Internal Audit profession. Our panel of esteemed colleagues brings a wealth of knowledge from multiple industries. We will be asking questions regarding their current audit practices, as well as how their organizations stay up-to-date with new risks, regulatory changes, and industry trends. Topics for discussion include Data Security & Cybersecurity, Regulation changes and the political environment, Vendor Risk Management, Technology and Innovation, and the Future-proofing of Internal Audit.
For any questions that you may want discussed at this session, please submit to by Friday March 23rd.
Presenter Details
Diane DeFilippo
Oneida Indian Nation Gaming Commission
Diane DeFilippo, CIA is currently responsible for the Internal Audit Department of the Oneida Indian Nation Gaming Commission.  Her day to day activities include overseeing the successful completion of audits required by the National Indian Gaming Commission, ensuring compliance with the Compact between the Oneida Indian Nation and New York State, controlling all gaming device software and approving Internal Accounting and Control Procedures that regulate the operation of three casinos: Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino and the recently opened Point Place Casino.  Diane joined the Oneida Nation Enterprises in 2013.  Prior to that she was the Vice President of Internal Audit for AXA and managed audit staff in three locations.  Diane has audited the Financial Services industry for 35 years developing auditing approaches for insurance, brokerage, mutual fund, mortgage and group claims operations throughout the United States and Internationally.  She worked at New York Life Insurance Company in NYC and MONY Life Insurance in Syracuse until it was purchased by AXA.  She developed MONY’s first anti-money laundering audit process, was part of projects to establish insurance operations in the Cayman Islands and Brazil, and developed disaster recovery plans for subsidiary operations.   Her educational background includes a BS degree in Accounting and a MS degree in Management.  She is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute.   Of all her accomplishments Diane is most proud of successfully raising three talented children.  She is also proud of the many young auditors she has had the pleasure to train and watch rise up in the audit profession. 
Darrell Cook
Internal Audit Manager
Utica National Insurance Group

Darrell Cook, CIA, is the Internal Audit Manager for Utica National Insurance Group.  Darrell’s responsibilities include developing the annual audit plan that includes financial, operational, regulatory, and IT audits.  Darrell is charged with managing relations with the company’s external auditors and the Audit Committee, and supervises a staff of four.  Darrell began his auditing career in public accounting with PriceWaterhouseCoopers ,  transitioning to private industry with Carols Corporation and the Oneida Indian Nation before joining Utica National.  His education includes a BS Accounting and an MA from the University of Buffalo.  Besides being a Certified Internal Auditor, Darrell is an active member of ISACA.

Michael Goodhines
VP/Senior Audit Manager
Berkshire Bank
Mike has over sixteen years of experience in auditing and the financial industry combined. Mike joined Berkshire Bank in 2016 as Vice President, Senior Audit Manager – Special Projects and Stress Testing. Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, Mike held positions as Audit Senior Manager at Accume Partners, and VP Director of Audit at Beacon Federal. Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Operations Management as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from LeMoyne College.



Directions to Genesee Grande: 

From the East 

From I-690 W take exit 14 for Teall Ave. Turn left onto Teall Ave (signs for Erie Boulevard East/NY-5).  Turn right onto Canal St. Turn left onto University Ave.  Turn right onto E Genesee St and hotel will be on the left.

From the West

From I-690 E take the Interstate 81 S exit toward Binghamton; merge onto I-81 S.  Take exit 18 toward Harrison St/Adams St.  Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Harrison Street and merge onto Harrison St. Merge onto Harrison St. Turn right onto S Townsend St. Turn right onto E Genesee St and the hotel will be on the right. 

From the North

Follow I-81 S to Syracuse.  Take exit 18 toward Harrison St/Adams St. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Harrison Street and merge onto Harrison St. Merge onto Harrison St. Turn right onto S Townsend St. Turn right onto E Genesee St and the hotel will be on the right. 

From the South

Follow I-81 N to Syracuse.  Take exit 18 for Adams St toward Harrison St. Continue onto Almond St. Turn right onto E Genesee St and the hotel will be on the right. ​