I am honored and grateful to be the incoming President for the IIA Detroit Chapter and I’m very proud of our role and achievements. The Detroit Chapter has a 76-year history of promoting the internal audit profession, providing excellent educational programs to members, giving support for certifications, and providing meaningful networking opportunities for members. With increasing risks and ever-changing technology, the IIA is more relevant today than ever, and Internal Auditors play a vital role in protecting organizational value and are agents of positive change. 

I have been involved with the Detroit IIA for over 14 years and this involvement has benefited me both professionally and personally. It has enabled me to expand my knowledge in internal audit and risk management and I have applied this knowledge in my career in direct roles, in consulting, and now as the owner of my own LLC, In Control Consulting Services. In addition, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and interact with colleagues in our area and across the country from diverse companies and industries. I have been a Detroit IIA volunteer and Board member for several years and it is an enriching experience to work with our amazing Board and members. Contributing to the continuous improvement of our Detroit Chapter gives me a great deal of pride and satisfaction.

In the coming year, I look forward to working with our team to expand membership and participation, and to further enhance offerings to members. We are planning some terrific programs and speakers, and will hold meetings in various locations in Detroit, Southfield and Livonia to connect with more members. I welcome suggestions for improvement from everyone. Together, we will “Rise Up! and Step Forward!” See you in September!


Karen Muglia

Karen Muglia, CICA
2019-2020 President, The IIA Detroit Chapter