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Institute of Internal Auditors

Chicago Chapter

60th Commemorative Annual Seminar


This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Chicago Chapter Annual Seminar!  The Annual Seminar would not be the success it is today without YOU. We plan to mark this commemorative milestone by celebrating YOU our members!


Join us to earn 16+ hours of CPE* from renowned speakers and for opportunities to connect with influential members of the internal audit profession!  We look forward to seeing you!


Please Join us on March 8, 2021



Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

Time: 7:30 am - 8:00 am Login and Vendor Booths

8:00 am - 5:15 pm Educational Sessions

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm Reception

Location: Virtual


*Note: 8 hours of NASBA certified CPE are available on the day of the event (March 8, 2021).  These will be ‘Group Internet Based’ sessions.  An additional 8+ hours of IIA sponsored CPE will be available through self-study courses made available during the two weeks that follow the event.  In total, attendees may earn 16+ hours of total CPE between the day of and the self-study in the weeks that follow. ​




Michael Jordan once issued a two-word press release. Do you remember it? It simply said, “I’m Back.” While I am no Michael Jordan… I too, am back. I am extremely fortunate to serve the IIA Chicago Chapter as President this year, my second term as President. My first 12-month term ended May 31, 2017, and by comparison, that year was a breeze. This year looks to be quite different. Covid-19 has flipped our world upside down and has had a signif­icant impact on everything we do. And just like you have done in your business, the IIA must change the way it does business.

As I type this message, we are still figuring out how to handle the situation going forward, but once we do, the Chapter will be more nimble, agile, and responsive. With a little creative thinking and some help from the membership, I think the sky is the limit for virtual training, programs, networking, and social events.

This is where I need you. If you have an idea that will help the Chapter and add value to the membership, please share it with me and together we will figure out a way to execute. With your help, in the next 12-24 months, we’ll be much better at member engagement than we’ve ever been before. This must be a year of celebration, a year of appreciation, a year of per­sonal connections, and a year of fun. It’s exciting and we need you!

Even though this year looks a bit different, keep in mind there are still plenty of volunteer opportunities available. There are some great reasons to get involved with the IIA Chicago Chapter. I started volunteering in the early 2000’s and this what I gained:

1.      Build a Professional Network of Internal Audit Superstars – through volunteering with the Chapter you get to rub elbows, work with, and become friends with the “who’s who” of internal audit in Chicago, throughout the country, and around the world.

2.      Resume Enhancing Skills – through the Chapter you gain immediate management experience that could otherwise takes years in your job. Want to manage a team, a proj­ect, a program, a business? You can do it today with the Chapter and you can check the box in your list of professional experience.

3.      Boost Your Ego and Self-Esteem – through volunteering with the Chapter, you get to create programs and events that will impact dozens, maybe hundreds, and potentially thousands of your peers. There is no greater source of professional pride than the pride of seeing an accomplishment positively impact a group of peers. This will give you, as it did me, a stronger sense of self-confidence and enhance your career opportunities.


These are just three things that will benefit you through volunteering, but they aren’t the only things. I encourage you to get involved and find out for yourself. Thank you for your support and encouragement. I look forward to working with you throughout the next 12 months.

Click here for the complete IIA Chicago Innovator Fall 2020 article.



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2020 IIA Chicago Chapter Awards Recipients



​​William C. Anderson ​


Member of the Year​

​Rick Kokoszka


Kyle O’Rourke


Special Recognition

Eric Simiga

Mike Manrot

Auditor of the Year
New Member of the Year

Shaun Farmer 

Melissa Donner

​​Committee Member of the Year

Puja Shah

Educator of the Year

​Christopher Pries 




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