BOARD NOMINATIONS 2017-2018
OFFICERS AND GOVERNORS

 

Earlier this year, our Board accepted nominations for qualified individuals to fill the open Board of Governors and Officer positions. In accordance with the Bylaws of the Detroit Chapter, the Chapter Nominating Committee recommends the following candidates to fill Officer and Board positions for the 2017-2018 Chapter Year.  Elections will be held at the May 9, 2017 IIA Chapter meeting and Annual Meeting of the Membership.
                        

PRESIDENT
Eulonda Whitmore, CIA, CRMA, is a Director of Audits at the Wayne State University (WSU) Office of Internal Audit. She leads compliance, financial, construction, and operational audits; provides consulting services; and participates on committees. Prior to joining WSU, she worked in public accounting at Alan C. Young and Associates. She has volunteered with Junior Achievement via the IIA Detroit Chapter, mentored youth in the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Reading Corps Program, DPS Career Day, Accounting Careers Awareness Program, and Young Women, Strong Leaders Conference. Eulonda is presently the chair of the program committee and has previously served on the Membership committee. Eulonda obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Michigan State University and is currently pursuing her MBA at Wayne State University.

FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT
Sajay Rai has more than 30 years of experience in information technology, specializing in information security, privacy, network architecture, business continuity, disaster recovery, IT audit and information risk.  Mr. Rai is the Founder and CEO of Securely Yours LLC.  Securely Yours LLC is focused on delivering innovative solutions through delivery channels like Software-as-a-Service, Managed Services and traditional IT consulting.   Mr. Rai’s clients are in the financial, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, federal and state agencies and utility industry.  Mr. Rai is a member of IIA’s Professional Issues Committee (PIC).  He also serves on the board of ISACA Detroit Chapter, IIA’s Detroit Chapter, Society of Information Management (SIM) Detroit Chapter and as a member of Walsh College’s Accounting Advisory and Technology Committees.  Sajay presently leads the planning and delivery of the chapter webinar programs.  Sajay holds a Master’s degree in Information Management from Washington University of St. Louis, and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Fontbonne University of St. Louis. 

SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT
Karen Muglia is a Manager with Plante Moran in the Enterprise Risk and Financial Support Services group.  She has 30 years of experience in accounting and internal audit/SOX compliance and served in consultant, senior manager and director positions.  Karen has specialized knowledge in manufacturing, but has worked across other industries as well.  She has in-depth knowledge across all business cycles and has expertise in production / inventory management, purchasing and cost recovery, financial transformation, and process analysis and improvement. She has successfully led accounting and internal audit departments and client engagements, and has facilitated positive results to improve controls and efficiencies, and to reduce risk and costs.  Karen graduated from the University of Michigan in 1987 with a BA in Economics.  She has served as a Board Member for the IIA Detroit Chapter for many years and was previously the Program Committee Chair in 2010-2011, and is currently a member of the Program Committee. Karen also serves as the independent reviewer for the bank reconciliations and provides monthly review reporting.

TREASURER

Pamela L. Weipert, MBA, CIA, CGAP, CPA. Pam is currently Compliance Officer for Oakland County’s Compliance Office. Prior to working for Oakland County, Pam was Chief Auditor with the City of Detroit Office of the Auditor General. She serves as a Local Representative on the Midwestern Intergovernmental Audit Forum (MIAF) Executive Committee and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA). In addition, she holds membership with the Association of Fraud Examiners.  Pam has served as the Detroit IIA Chapter Treasurer since 2009.

 SECRETARY
Christine Dobrovich, MPA, CRMA.  Christine is a Director in Risk Advisory Services for Experis Finance and has over 25 years of diverse auditing experience.  She currently directs a team of experienced audit professionals who serve clients throughout Michigan and Ohio.  Prior to Experis Christine was Director of Technical Staffing at National TechTeam and was a Senior Program Evaluator for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  She served on the IIA’s International Committee of Research and Education Advisors (CREA) from 2006 – 2012, and has been a Board member of the Detroit Chapter of the IIA since 2011 including serving on its Scholarship and Membership Committees.  She is certified by the IIA in Quality Assessment / Validation. 

GOVERNORS with a three-year term ending May 2020.

John Pagac is a Manager in the Internal Audit practice at KPMG where he works on a broad range of clients and projects ranging from ICOFR testing to value added operational audits.  John has over 20 year professional experience including a wide variety of roles in industry as a Director of Internal audit and a Corporate Controller.  He currently enjoys working with the American Heart Association where he has a pending application for a board role. He graduated with high honors from Michigan State University with a degree in Accounting and is a CPA in the state of Michigan.

Daniel Wiechec is a Managing Director in KPMG’s Michigan practice.  Dan has over 30 years’ experience in performing financial, operations, and information technology audit and consulting services in several industries. Prior to joining KPMG, Dan was a General Director at General Motors LLP responsible for their Global Automotive Audit and International Dealer Audit teams.  Over his career, Dan has been responsible for implementing audit methodologies to address a changing business need and for developing departmental policies, standards, and procedures to help ensure compliance with the IIA Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Dan received his Master of Administrative Science degree from Johns Hopkins University and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland – College Park.  Dan has earned the CIA, CRMA, CPA, CISA, CFE, and CISSP certifications.

Dr. Bob Okopny is Professor of Accounting and Coordinator of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Internal Audit Educational Partnership (IAEP) Comprehensive Program at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and IIA/ISACA Student Chapter.  Bob earned his degrees from Texas A&M University (MSA and PhD-accounting), EMU (MBA-Finance) and SIU (BS-Economics).  His professional experience includes Chrysler (internal audit and warranty forecasting), LTV (steel cost and operations), and Ford (finance).
Bob has been active in several professional organizations including the IIA Detroit (Past President and Board), International IIA (Academic Relations and Seminars), ISACA Detroit (Board), IMA (Global Committees on Ethics, COSO Refresh, and Academic Relations) and Ann Arbor chapter board member, and MACPA (Fraud Task Force).​​