IIA Detroit Chapter
The Detroit Chapter of the IIA serves the internal audit community of th​e Metro-Detroit area of Southeast Michigan.



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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Two CPE Credits

Cost: $10 | Free for Students



Every day we are faced with making decisions. We hope to make the right decision based on information that we have and our standards. We hope to do the right thing or to have an ethical mindset. What does it really mean to be ethical? And what happens when our decisions go against our ethical standards? We will discuss what ethics are; the benefits of being ethical; facing ethical dilemmas; and the impact of unethical behavior.




Eulonda N. Whitmore is the Associate Vice President and Chief Audit Executive at the Wayne State University (WSU) Office of Internal Audit. She has 20 plus years of audit experience. Prior to joining WSU, she worked in public accounting at Alan C. Young and Associates for six years. She mentors college students; serves on The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Academic Relations Committee; is a Board Member and past President of The IIA Detroit Chapter; a Board member of the State of Michigan Board of Accountancy; and is on the Association of College and University Auditors Risk Dictionary Committee. She also teaches an External Auditing course at WSU. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and MBA from Wayne State University. She has her Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Risk Management Assurance, and Certified Construction Auditor designations. She enjoys giving back to the profession, writing, listening to music, and singing (in her own mind she can sing).  Her life mantra is keep moving and do the right thing.



$10 - Members, Non-Members, and Retirees

Free - Students



This will be emailed out to individuals who register for the meeting.  



Cancellation policy: Please view our cancellation policies on  IIA – Detroit's website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reply to this email or contact Amber Dunn-Egerer, Chapter Administrator  at Chapter2@iiachapters.org







4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST


Two CPE Credits


It is time again for our annual joint meeting with ISACA!! Get excited!!!

We have 2 awesome topics!



With the on-going emergence of blockchain and cryptocurrency offerings  and the ever-increasing regulatory and compliance requirements, companies are seeing a heightened demand for an effective information technology risk management program. Companies are turning to internal audit risk and compliance functions asking for help on managing specific risks of blockchain and cryptocurrency offerings.  This presentation will focus on 3 key points:

  • Designing Internal Audit Services to identify risk themes associated with emerging technologies such as blockchain.
  • Breaking down cryptocurrency 101 – what is it, who are the players, and what products are out there?
  • Exploring risk considerations of blockchain and cyrpto currency for internal audit programs centered around the customer lifecycle, custody models, key generation, transaction signing, security protocols, anti-money laundering (AML), and analytics and monitoring.



Ahmed Saleh is a Director in KPMG’s Risk Consulting group and helps lead a dedicated blockchain Center of Excellence (COE) integrated across Audit Technology Assurance, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk, Cyber Security Services, and Technology Risk Management services. Ahmed also specializes in internal audit, cloud readiness, and audit for financial services companies.


Nana Amonoo-Neizer is a Director of Technology Risk Management at KPMG.  His expertise includes emerging technology risks, low – code and no-code automation, and blockchain.

Nana served as a volunteer Expert Reviewer for ISACA’s Blockchain Preparation Audit Program


Both Nana and Ahmed co-lead the KPMG Risk Advisory Solutions Emerging Technology Risks Center of Excellence team with the focus of performing extensive external and internal technology research, partnering with industry thought leaders and gathering lessons learned from various projects to enable our professionals assist clients in addressing current and emerging risks around deployed technology solutions.



Whether you know it or not, you have already entered a world of bugs, vulnerabilities, and hackers. A world where a single mistake can lead to dire consequences and embarrassing headlines. A world that seems to answer the question, “what could go wrong?” We are returning yet again to this world to study the causes of their failures so that we can learn from their mistakes. The Ineffective Control Zone!

Please note: The opinions presented are my own and do not reflect the views of my employer.



Ahron Balsam is a self-described professional information security paranoid which makes his working as an IT Information Security Analyst for a major automobile manufacturer a perfect fit.  Prior to his current role, Ahron has filled many IT positions including Help Desk Analyst, Technical Writer, PC Support Engineer, Network Engineer, IT Architect, and IT Auditor.  Ahron has a Masters in Software Project Management from U of D Mercy and a BA in Economics from Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY).  He loves figuring out how systems work and sharing his passion for cyber security with anyone who asks.



$5 - Members, Non-Members, and Retirees

Free - Students



This will be emailed out to individuals who register for the meeting.  



Do not forget to submit nominees for The IIA Rock Star of the Month. A winner will be announced during our monthly chapter meetings. 

The IIA Rock Star award recognizes a member who is early within their Auditing career or new to an internal audit role and who demonstrates any the following:     

  • Is an Innovative, Inspiring and Awesome Auditor;  
  • Chapter Champion of their company;   
  • Rallies the people to attend IIA meetings and events;  
  • Understands the IIA Standards and able to apply appropriately;  
  • Utilizes and references IIA standards in their daily work environment;   

Your nomination, including a detailed explanation as to why you believe your nominee is the IIA Rock Star of the Month, should be submitted to the Awards Committee Chairperson, Eulonda Whitmore at as3842@wayne.edu. The Rock Star awardee will be announced during our monthly Chapter meetings. This is a great way recognize and show appreciation to your coworkers and it doesn't cost you anything except 5 minutes of your time.  





 Bring OnRisk to Your Next Chapter Meeting

It’s back and packed with the riskiest observations ever! OnRisk 2022: A Guide to Understanding, Aligning, and Optimizing Risk provides endless opportunities to engage your chapter members about the 12 must-know risks and six key observations to help key players align to achieve success.


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 The IIA Detroit Chapter has been recognized as a 2021 ‘SAPPHIRE’ chapter. 

The Detroit Chapter is proud of its SAPPHIRE standing!  Our membership continues to support and drive growth and understanding in the world of internal audit.


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IIA Detroit Chapter Awarded: 2021 Building Awareness Champion Award

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has awarded the IIA Detroit Chapter with the 2021 Building Awareness Champion Award. This award is given annually to recognize exceptional commitment to promoting the internal audit profession throughout the International Internal Audit Awareness Month of May.

Here is the official letter from Anthony Pugliese, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Institute of Internal Auditors.

Thank you to the IIA Detroit Chapter for your dedication and commitment to promoting internal audit and being a champion for the future of internal audit!

Please direct any questions to chapter2@iiachapters.org.


The IIA-Detroit Chapter Board of Governors 

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2020 – 2021 YEAR IN REVIEW

What a year it’s been! Despite many challenges, the Detroit IIA continued to show its strength and resilience in providing leadership, valuable programming and professional recognition for our members in the Metro-Detroit area of Southeast Michigan. Here are some key highlights:  

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs proclamation that May 2021 is Internal Audit Awareness Month.

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2021-2022 Officers and Board of Governors Nominations

On behalf of the IIA Detroit Chapter’s Nominating Committee, we present the nominations for Chapter’s 2021-2022 Officers and Board of Governors. We are now required by the IIA to present all Officers and Board Members to our membership for approval, which will be completed during our annual business meeting in May during the program meeting.


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The Detroit Chapter Bylaws

The Detroit Chapter Bylaws have been updated. Please review and submit questions or comments to Chapter2@iiachapters.org before April 30, 2021. We will vote on Bylaws during May meeting.


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IIA Membership Promotions




Financial Services Exchange

 2021 IIA International Conference
 Scaling New Heights

 June 13–16, 2021
International Conference All Star Conference

All Star conference

Nov. 8–10, 2021
Las Vegas, NV.

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Contact us at Chapter2@iiachapters.org | Detroit Chapter Institute of Internal Auditors PO Box 99340 Troy, MI 48099-9340​ 

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