Audit Executive of the Year Award

Call for Nominations

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. The Detroit Chapter was one of the first chapters in the United States and was established over 70 years ago.

We are seeking nominations for the annual Internal Audit Executive of the year award. The Internal Audit Executive of the Year is awarded to one Internal Audit executive to recognize proven leadership, exceptional achievement in business and significant contribution to the community, including a desire to work with others to foster lifelong learning.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria: Each nominee should exemplify leadership, business acumen, commitment to the internal audit profession and community service. To be eligible for the award, the nominee must be a member of the Detroit Chapter of the IIA and have demonstrated:

  • Internal Audit leadership in their position, industry, community, etc.;
  • Support of IIA standards and compliance with the IIA code of conduct
  • Commitment and clear contributions to the professional practice of Internal Auditing;
  • Active involvement in support of the community;
  • Support and/or advocacy of the importance of lifelong learning
  • Involvement in Internal Audit thought leadership initiatives and/or innovation;

Expectations of the Award Recipient: The candidate selected to receive the award must be willing to participate in and speak at 2 related events:

  • Participate in and speak at the Audit Executive of the Year presentation ceremony
  • Attend the subsequent Audit Executive of the Year ceremony to introduce the next recipient and present the award to the successor

The awards are scheduled to be presented at the May IIA Detroit Chapter Meeting.  Click here for the nomination form. For all inquiries, please contact or Sharon Gipson, Awards Committee Chair (  Nominations must be submitted by April 10, 2017.


Confidentiality: All submissions received will remain confidential​