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 President's Message

 

Dear Members,

As we near the end of the Chapter year, I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to serve you and drive our mission of empowering the professional and elevating the profession.  Our Annual Conference was a huge success delivering a full day of CPE to nearly 1,200 people. I was given the privilege to brag about our Chapter’s achievements for the year some of which include:

  • 2nd Largest Chapter in North America with over 2,550 members
  • 14,000 CPE hours expected to be delivered this year through 20 events and 100 hours of individual course offerings.
  • 787 certified  members which is over 30% of our membership base
  • Largest Test Development Team globally comprised of 13 members on track to author 100 questions for this year’s CIA exam
  • Significant Financial Contributions:
    • $50,000 to The IIA Research Foundation
    • $25,000+ to UH scholarships for students pursuing a career in IA
    • $10,000 to The Houston Food Bank for Hurricane Harvey relief support
  • Member Contributions:
    • Eric Pascal earned the prestigious William S. Smith Award for turning in one of the best CIA exam papers over the core parts of 1, 2, and 3.
    • Jamie DuBray served as a contributor to the publication of the GTAG (Global Technology Audit Guides) through her participation on the Global Guidance Contributor Committee…Click Here to download a copy.

We have a couple events left for the year which are great team building and CPE learning opportunities.  I can’t think of a better excuse to get away from the office to enjoy the spring weather and get to know your colleagues.

  • May 7th:  Luncheon on “How to Give a Killer Presentation” by David Wright in The Houston CityCentre.  There is also a dynamic, interactive full-day workshop where participants will learn how to communicate and present information in an engaging and impactful way.  We will also have a FREE social hour following the training at Mona Lisa rooftop lounge.
  • May 24th:  Annual Golf Tournament at Panther Trail Golf Course in the Woodlands.  Join us for our last blow out event of the year with fun contests, prizes, and give-a-ways!

I want to thank all the board members, officers, and over 100 volunteers who have contributed to the success of the Chapter this past year and hope we continue to have people step forward to make an impact in 2018. 


Sincerely,

Greg Bone

Houston Chapter President

 

Want to get involved? 

Please email our VP of Membership at matthew.marcinek@rsmus.com if you would like to learn more about volunteering opportunities.


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