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The Charlotte Area Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors carries a proud tradition.  As the Piedmont-Carolinas Chapter, it became the parent to other chapters throughout the Carolinas.  We can take pride in our tradition of providing outstanding services to our members, our profession, and our communities.

Member Only Event-Social Hour and Chapter Meeting
Please join us on May 1, 2014 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center from 4:30 – 7:00 pm for a social networking event to celebrate Audit Awareness month followed by a member meeting where 2014-2015 officers and board class of 2015-2017 will be elected.

We are pleased to have the support of the board in putting forth the following individuals for a member vote. The below nominations have been made and accepted:

2014-2015 Officers
-Seeking a second term as Chapter President – Arlene Coyle, CIA, CFSA, CRMA is a Senior Audit Manager at TIAA-CREF.

-Seeking a second term as 1st Vice President - Sarah Miller, CIA, CISA, CAMS is a Senior Audit Manager at Wells Fargo. Sarah serves as our Chairperson over Programs and Academic Relations.

-Seeking a second term as 2nd Vice President – Michelle Black CPA, CRMA, CFE is a Corporate Audit Manager with Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Michelle serves as our Chairperson over Networking events and Communications.

-Seeking a second term as Secretary – Ely Martens, CPA, CIA, CRMA is a Senior Audit Manager at TIAA-CREF. Ely serves as our Chairperson for the Registration Committee.

-Treasurer – Todd Blagrave, CPA is a Senior Audit Leader at Ernst and Young. Todd serves as our Assistant Treasurer and has served as treasurer, board member, and other roles for the Milwaukee IIA Chapter.

-Assistant Treasurer – Mike Levy, CPA is a Senior Auditor at TIAA-CREF. Mike served as a volunteer on the Finance Committee this Chapter year.

2015-2017 Board Class
- Nicholas Orlandi, CPA, CRMA, second term – Nicholas is the Director of Internal Audit at Piedmont Natural Gas.

- Lori Cairo, CPA, first term - Laura is the Vice President of Internal Audit at Lowe’s Companies Inc.

- Mike Fabrizius, CPA, CIA, first term – Mike is responsible for the Audit Services Department at Carolinas Healthcare System.

-Matthew Molbert, CPA, first term – Matthew is the Vice President of the Novant Health Internal Audit and Compliance Department.

If you are interested in nominating an officer or a board member and are a Charlotte Chapter member in good standing, please contact me before the meeting. While our bylaws allow nominations from the floor, it is our responsibility to provide adequate information about nominees to our membership beforehand and to ensure nominations are accepted by the individual prior to moving to a member vote. Elections will take place at approximately 6:30 pm.


Arlene Coyle
President, Charlotte IIA

This is a free event to all Charlotte IIA members. Appetizers and two drink tickets will be provided. The option to purchase additional drinks will be available. Parking is also included.

Please note that this is the first night of the USNWC’s Summer River Jam Series which begins at 7:00 pm.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM
Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy
Charlotte, North Carolina 28214 
Business Casual
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Art of Negotiation, Business Acumen and Leadership
Art of Negotiation, Business Acumen and Leadership - Raven Catlin (8 CPEs)

This interactive and practical seminar will provide you the skills to (1) become an effective negotiator to be received as a strategic leader (2) develop a strategic plan for Internal Audit (3) apply leadership skills necessary to implement plans and (4) enhance your business acumen.

At the end of this session, you will learn to:

• Recognize your negotiation style and negotiation style of others;
• Use techniques to help you negotiate effectively and successfully;
• Identify common barriers and ways to overcome them, specifically addressing two common perception barriers: business acumen and leadership.

Acquiring these skills will enhance your ability to become a valued contributor to the success of your organization.

Raven Catlin is an internationally recognized speaker and instructor in risk management and internal audit. She possess over 15 years of diverse internal audit experience and 11 years of instructing and facilitating a variety of courses. Through her seminars and presentations, you will gain valuable skills, motivation, and belief systems to achieve success. Raven has served as President, District Representative, and other leadership roles in the IIA.

CPE: 8
Field of Study: Personal Development
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Level of knowledge: Beginner to Intermediate
Delivery method: Group Live
Cost for IIA Members: $150
Cost for Non-Members: $240
Monday, May 5, 2014 8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
Paul M Anderson Auditorium
400 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202 
Business Casual
RSVP    Friday, May 2, 2014


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