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Steve Shokhkomyan
President, IIA SGVC 2017-2018
 
Welcome San Gabriel Valley Chapter!
Thank you to everyone who helped to elect me as your 2017-2018 Chapter President.  It is an honor to serve you, our members, as well as to promote the Internal Audit profession.  I am excited to see 2017 off to an energetic start and am proud to be working with many talented chapter leaders (new and old) in various roles and our board members alike.
As your Chapter President, I remain focused on ensuring that all our members are aware of the many valuable and helpful IIA resources and tools available not just to help with your daily professional needs, but also to support your career development and advancement.
My theme for this year is Engagement!  As I have grown in my involvement with the IIA, I have found that through engaging with the chapters by attending meetings and volunteering in different capacity, I have met many great people and learned new skills.  I challenge all of our members this year to enhance their engagement with our chapter and those within our reach.  If you are new to the chapter or have otherwise not engaged, pick one meeting from our exciting upcoming events to attend this year.  If you have attended some meetings but haven't met new people, make an effort at the next meeting you attend to meet someone new.  Finally, volunteer for the chapter, assist on a committee or offer to write an article for our newsletter.  There are many ways to be involved in our chapter and we would love and always welcome input from all of our members.
In closing, I would like to thank our Officers, Volunteers, and Board of Governors for their dedication and support. I encourage you to provide feedback to me anytime at Stephen.shokhkomyan@eastwestbank.com so together we can continue to grow and keep providing valuable service to our members.
Sincerely,
Steve Shokhkomyan
President, IIA SGVC
2017-2018 
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 The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association of more than 170,000 members. The IIA is recognized as the internal audit profession’s leader in certification, education, research, and technical guidance throughout the world.