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 President's Message


Happy New Year!!!  Welcome to 2022 and a whole new year of amazing training and networking events.  I hope everyone’s holiday was safe and warm with loved ones.  In December, we hosted our 2nd in-person event.  A day-long fraud seminar on The Seduction of Fraud paired with a luncheon on Conducting a Fraud Risk Assessment in a Pandemic.  We were so excited to see those shining faces in the audience once again!

At the luncheon, we recognized Wendell York, VP of Investor Relations, Corporate Development, and Treasury, for his many years of dedication and service to the IIA Houston Chapter.  Take a deeper look at Wendell’s history with the IIA and the Houston Chapter below.

Our next event in January will be a virtual seminar and details on that will be in your email inbox, so keep an eye out.  We also have two conferences coming up in the next couple of months: PetroChem Conference and Government Conference.  Both conferences offer 8 hours of CPE, so don’t miss the opportunity to register.  Details and registration information for the conferences coming soon. 

As a reminder, the IIA is waiving the application fee for the CRMA exam through Dec. 31, 2021.  The IIA is also offering a 20% new membership discount, so if you know someone who isn’t a member or wants to rejoin, give them the heads up that now’s the time. 

Welcome, welcome to our new members who joined in December! I hope to meet you at one of our future in-person events!  And for all of our wonderful members, we have volunteer opportunities large and small.  If you’re interested in helping the Chapter out in any way, send us a quick note at to let us know. 

Check us out on LinkedIn!  You might have seen a new LinkedIn site for the IIA Houston Chapter.  The official rollout will happen in January, so be on the lookout for more information and be sure to join our new page!  Thanks for your support!



Chrysti Ziegler, CIA, CFE, CRMA

Houston Chapter President

Wendell York’s Career and his service to IIA and the Houston Chapter​

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Wendell York joined Superior Energy Services in June 2017 as its Vice President, Internal Audit,. In 2016, Wendell was named the Director, Internal Audit at Westlake Chemical, an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals and consulting services for global operations with additional responsibility for SOX compliance. Prior to Westlake, Wendell was the Internal Audit Director at Rowan Companies (2011 - 2016) where he was responsible for the internal audit function, operational audits and the company's ERM process. He initially joined Rowan as an Internal Audit Manager in 2009. Prior to Rowan, Wendell was a Manager at Protiviti focused on providing internal audit services to upstream oil and gas and manufacturing clients in Houston. Wendell joined the Chapter's Board in June 2017 and has led chapter's CAE Roundtable events for the past several years. Wendell has an MBA and BS degree from Louisiana State University. He is a CIA and CRMA.

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