IIA Los Angeles 2020 President’s Message

April 2020

Warm Greetings to the Los Angeles Chapter Members and Guests,

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”

I couldn’t help but think of Charles Dicken’s paradoxical passage from A Tale of Two Cities in reflecting the current state of affairs.  For Mother Nature, perhaps these are the best of times.  Pollution levels are lower due to decreased activities and people are able to spend more time with their families.

For the Los Angeles Chapter, these may be the best of times.  Our membership has grown to greater than 1000, a key 2020 goal!  We quickly pivoted from our in-person meetings to virtual ones and were also able to build the bond with the west region chapters by working to include all the leaders and members.  We have speakers and participants join us from near and far (both domestically and internationally).  Geographical boundaries are no longer an issue.  While these times may be difficult while we adjust, I am optimistic that we will emerge from this experience stronger and more resilient.  Please take this time to reflect, rediscover, and reconnect with your core values. 

In the meantime, the Los Angeles Chapter will continue to provide you with high-quality continuing education opportunities and we look forward to connecting with you through our virtual events.  Please mark your calendars for May 13th, as we prepare for our "Internal Audit Hot Topics" event with very special VIP guests during Internal Audit Awareness Month.  Registration details will be announced soon.  Please keep your eyes out on LinkedIn.  

With warmth and gratitude,


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