The 2020‐21 Chapter year started on June 1st and I am honored to once again to be the President of the IIA San Diego Chapter, replacing the leadership of our outgoing President, Michelle Ludwick. I want to start the year by thanking Michelle for her hard work and dedication to the San Diego Chapter and Internal audit profession. She continues to serve on the Board of Governors as outgoing Chapter President. I also want to thank all of our volunteers, as this time has been a challenge, personally and professionally for many.

As this pandemic continues, I want the IIA San Diego members to know that we are dedicated to serve you and provide the necessary guidance and training that is needed. This is a challenging time for organizations and Internal Audit departments in providing value to their organization. This year’s theme is “Internal Audit: Being a Trusted Advisor”. How can we add value to the organization by having an agile audit plan and provide more advisory services during this time of change. 

Want to become a volunteer? We have many volunteer opportunities within the IIA San Diego Chapter. All of our events and operations of the Chapter are completed by a dedicated team of volunteers. Many benefits are included in being a volunteer, including networking, meeting new people, promoting the internal audit profession, obtaining CPEs while volunteering, and having fun along the way!

Are you a CIA? Now is the best time to conquer that goal before the end of the year. We have Chapter discounts for the IIA Learning System study material and can provide you with more member services to help with your journey in becoming a CIA.

If interested in becoming a volunteer or Chapter discounts on CIA study material, please reach out to us at iiasdchapter@gmail.com. Please visit our Chapter website at https://chapters.theiia.org/san-diego/​ to view upcoming IIA trainings, job opportunities, and other member services.

Best regards,
Kathleen Medlin, CIA, CGAP
FY2020-21 IIA San Diego Chapter President