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 Enterprise Risk Management, February 25, 2014

Chapter Event
2/25/2014 8:00 AM
2/25/2014 10:00 AM
VSP, Building HQ-2, 3188 Zinfandel Drive, Rancho Cordova |
Enterprise Risk Management
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
8:00 am Breakfast Meeting
Location: HQ-2 VSP HQ, 3188 Zinfandel Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Program Overview:
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
“Are you getting the most out of your Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program?”
Learn how the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has worked to define and coordinate the roles of the Enterprise Risk Management function and the Internal Audit Department as part of SMUD’s overall risk assessment and control process.  The presentation will include both an introduction to Enterprise Risk Management and the specifics of an actual ERM implementation. 
Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
Participants will have a better understanding of various elements to include in their ERM solutions and how IA can impact the ERM process.
Who should attend: The session will be directed to all internal auditors (basic/intermediate/advanced).
Presenters: Pam Taheri and John Rusteika

Pam_Taheri.jpgPam Taheri, P.E., CRMA
has over 30 years of broad experience in the power industry, with the last 15 years with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).  Pam currently leads the Enterprise Risk Management process for SMUD and reports to the Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to this assignment, Pam oversaw the Commodity Risk Management and Insurance Programs. 
Prior to joining SMUD, Pam has served in a variety of leadership positions for energy related companies, including:  Aquila Power Company; CNG Energy Services Company; Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Impell Corporation.
Pam graduated from the University of California, at Berkeley.  She is a registered Civil Engineer and holds a certification in Risk Management Assurance, from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). 
Pam currently serves on the Sacramento Leadership Team for the Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment, and has served as past Board member of the Risk Insurance & Management Society - Sacramento Valley Chapter.  She is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineer and the Institute of Internal Auditors.  Pam is married and lives in Davis, CA. 
John_Rusteika.jpgJohn P. Rusteika, CIA, CISA  heads the Audit and Quality Services Department for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.  SMUD provides generation, transmission and distribution services to residential and commercial customers for Sacramento, California and the surrounding communities.  He is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.  He has been with SMUD since 1988. 
Before joining the SMUD, he was Director of Internal Auditing for American Savings and Loan.  Before being named Director, he was the Information Technology Audit Manager.
John graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno.  He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and a past-president of the Sacramento Chapter.  He is also on the Branch Board for the Sacramento YMCA. John is married and resides in Orangevale, CA.
CPE: 2    
Field of Study: Auditing
Prerequisite:  None  
Advance Preparation: None  
Knowledge Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Live Group
Price: Members $25 and Non-Members $45
Directions:  For directions click here
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Refund Policy
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED FOR CANCELLATION.  However, cancellations received within 48 hours will receive a credit to attend a future seminar within one year.
Complaint Resolution Policy
The Sacramento Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors makes every effort to offer timely, well-delivered, and relevant training programs. Please contact VP -Programs at to register complaints related to the timeliness/accuracy of CPE credit reporting, program delivery, or program content.
Registration Instructions
Attendees are required to Pre-Pay by credit card, debit card, a PayPal account or by check.  No cash will be accepted at the door.  Registration for this event ends on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
Payment Options
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                        Institute of Internal Auditors, Sacramento Chapter and send the check to the following
The Golden 1 Credit Union
c/o Internal Audit Department - IIA
Post Office Box 278598
Sacramento, CA 95827- 8598
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