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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 2021 IIA ISACA Virtual Spring Training

Registration is Now Open!

The Detroit Chapters of the IIA and ISACA are proud to co-sponsor the annual Spring Training Event. Our goal is to provide a world-class training event tailored to your needs. Each year, the Spring Training Committee offers a comprehensive series of course offerings for our members and guests. The 2021 event is no exception.

To help ensure everyone's safety, we have decided to host a Virtual Spring Training seminar again this year. Registration for each course will close at 8 am two business days prior to the start of each virtual course.  However, be sure to register early before classes begin to sell out.  You don't want to miss this opportunity to network with your peers, enhance your skills, and learn about new products and services in the marketplace. To help you register, please take a look at the attached list of courses being offered as well as our brochure which contains course descriptions.  

Additional registration information:

  • Courses will start at 8:30am and end at 4:30pm daily, and will include a morning, lunch and afternoon break.
  • Zoom meeting information will be provided at least 2 days prior to the course start date.
  • CPE certificates will start being processed once all courses of the spring training event have been completed.
We look forward to having you join us!
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our IIA ISACA Spring Training Administrator at Chapter2@iiachapters.org.​


Register Brochure Schedule




12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Two CPE Credits




Please join us at our virtual meeting on Wednesday April 14, 2021 at noon as John Pagac will lead a facilitated discussion about Gen Z and organizations’ viewpoints on how to recruit and retain new talent from the Gen Z generation.  The session will cover common characteristics of the Gen Z workforce, comparison with other workforce groups, and offer Gen Z and management viewpoints.  The session will include discussion based on recent feedback from a chapter survey, and will also include a well-rounded panel discussion including the following panelist:


Management Panelist: Gen Z Panelist:
  • Doug Roosa, State of Michigan
  • Dave Flynn, Orion Solutions
  • Jacob Leite, BDO
  • Kathryn Ellison, Blue Cross
  • Deonte Berry, Wayne State
  • Will Talbot, Grant Thornton



John Pagac is a Managing Director in Risk Advisory Services at BDO.  He has been with BDO for the past three years.  Prior to that, John spent 5 years with KPMG in Internal Audit Risk Advisory Services and over 10 years in industry in leadership roles in internal audit and accounting.  John received a bachelor’s degree with highest honors in accounting from Michigan State University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Detroit Board chapter board member.



$10 - Members

$15 - Nonmembers

Free - Students & Retirees



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




2021 IIA ISACA Detroit Virtual Spring Training (Note: Registration Stays Open Until 2 Days Before Course Begins)

March 29th - May 4th, 2021




Firewall and Virtualization – 2 Hour Webinar

IIA Detroit Chapter – 2020/2021 Use Case Series


April 22, 2021
11.30 am to 1.30 pm
Two CPE Credits
Cost:  $10.00


This webinar will contain two topics – first hour will be spent on introducing the Firewalls.  This topic will cover:

  • Types of Firewalls
  • How the Firewalls work
  • Demo of a laptop Firewall and an Enterprise Firewall

The second hour will be spent on the topic of Virtualization.  This topic will cover:

  • Concepts of Virtualization
  • Types of Virtualization (Hyper-V, VMWare, VirtualBox etc.)
  • How Virtualization is configured (demo)

Presenter – Philip Chukwuma

The project team also comprises of our Chief Technology Officer, Philip Chukwuma.  He has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, information security, privacy and business continuity.  His expertise is in the area vulnerability and risk management, security engineering, mobile security, Identity and Access Management, network architecture, disaster recovery planning, and security architecture. 
Prior to joining Securely Yours, Mr. Chukwuma was with Ernst & Young LLP as a Manager in the Risk Advisory practice.  He worked on several engagements in the area of IT Security, Identity and Access Management, ERP Integrity, SAP Security, Segregation of Duties (SOD), and Infrastructure Management (Problem, Incident, Change, Event Management, Active Directory, UNIX, etc.). 
During his career, Mr. Chukwuma has led several engagements as an Architect where he has invented ideas to streamline the implementation of security solutions.  He has designed several solutions in the areas of databases, routers and switches, virtualized environment and IAM. 
Philip received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in Denton, and his M.B.A. from the same University.   Philip is a CISSP.



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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President’s Letter March 2021

Spring is a good time jump start your 2021 training goals.  You can still register for the 22nd Annual IIA ISACA Spring Training.   The Committee has prepared a comprehensive series of course offerings tailored to your needs.


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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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2021 Scholarship Award Announcement

The IIA Detroit Chapter Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce an opportunity for 3 qualified candidates to each receive a $2,000 award for 2021.chapt

Please submit your qualifications and essay to the Scholarship Award Committee at chapter2@iiachapters.org by Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Awards will be presented at the Detroit Chapter IIA Meeting in April, 2021.


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IIA Membership Promotions









A Message from the 2020-21 President, Lola Foster

Greetings Chapter Members.

A little reflection is always good while we look forward. Did you have an “Aha!” moment in 2020?  Can you use one word to describe 2020?   Will you be joyfully singing “Auld Lang Syne” as we bid farewell to 2020 on New Year’s Eve and welcome 2021? ...

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Financial Services Exchange

GAM Conference
Where Leaders Evolve.

March 16–18, 2021

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.

More information on IIA Chapter Events


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

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