June 2018



A special thank you to the IIA Baltimore Chapter’s leadership team, committee members, board members, volunteers, esteemed presenters, sponsors, and members.  2017/2018 was an astonishing year filled with learning, philanthropy, celebration and camaraderie.  2018/2019 looks just as promising, with a new slate of officers and board members, planned educational sessions, and not to mention the much-anticipated district conference in October.


The Baltimore Chapter of the IIA has approximately 700 members. Our mission is to promote and develop the internal audit profession in the Maryland business community. We aim to provide exemplary services to the profession and its members while effectively administering the Chapter’s roles and responsibilities.

2018/2019 Officer Team:


·         Liz Brogran, President

·         Ryan McNamara, VP-Programs

·         Rich Mitchell & Ed Shulder, VP/Hospitality

·         Jeff Chadwick, Treasurer

·         Jennifer Elinkowski, Secretary


Congratulations to the newly elected (or renewed) Board of Governors (terms end May 31, 2018):


·         Raquel David, KPMG

·         Michael Lawler, SC&H Group

·         Jule Ortel, T. Rowe Price

·         Kevin Strickler, Eagle Bank

·         Andrew Struthers-Kennedy, Protiviti

We would like to welcome the following new members to the Chapter:
Farra Black                                       Avrohom Yudkowsky
Reza Azam                                       Christopher Schramn
Ellen Joyce                                       Sacha Nouedoui
Yue Ma                                             Brian Losover
Tom Phelan                                      Frank Linardi
Jonghyeon Park                               Janeen Ressalam
Simone Grant                                   Mujtaba Zafar
Abiola Olamoyegun                         Nichele Torres
Nadia Talukder                                 Alena Henry
Timesah Morgan                              LaTasha Rowe
Thank you for your membership!
As a new member, please consider getting involved with the Board. There are several volunteer opportunities and open committee seats.   Please contact Liz Brogan for additional information.

Newly Certified Members
Certified Internal Auditor
  • Christopher Yeitter
  • Joshua Walker
  • Sarah Self 
The CIA is the only globally accepted designation for internal auditors and the standard by which individuals demonstrate their professionalism in internal auditing. Moreover, earning the CIA designation is more than just proof of what you know and what you’ve achieved — it’s the best way for auditing professionals to communicate to the world that they are prepared to meet today’s challenges. (IIA North America).
  • Joshua Walker
The CFSA is a valued specialty certification for audit professionals working in banking institutions, thrift/savings and loan organizations, credit unions, insurance companies, security and commodity services, holding and investment companies, credit agencies, financial services regulatory agencies, and other financial services organizations. If your goal is to continue to grow as a financial services audit professional and demonstrate the breadth of your financial services knowledge, the CFSA designation is for you. (IIA North America)
Congratulations to all!!
Please refer to website ( for additional information on IIA’s local college internal audit and CIA preparation programs.
Please join us in Congratulating our 2018 IIA Scholarship recipients!! 
Bill Bishop
  • Glory Ebrim, University of MD ($3,000)
 IIA Funded Scholarship
  • Li Sun, University of MD ($1,500)
 Ted Keys / Barb Summerson
  • Vincent Sireci, Loyola University, Mt. St. Mary’s  ($1,000)
  • Elizabeth Moynihan ($2,000)
  • Annie Hayburn, Loyola University ($3,000)
Upcoming Events
Our Logistics and Hospitality Committee is working hard to arrange an informative and valuable training agenda for the up and coming year.  Be on the lookout for future mailings and announcements.
Charity Drives
Each Baltimore Chapter training event helps a local charity.  We would like to thank all our attendees who donated for their support!!
2018 Mid-Atlantic District Conference
Registration is open for the 2018 District Conference – Keeping Your Edge.  Set for October 1-2, 2018 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum, MD.  The Conference provides 16 CPE hours covering a variety of topics relevant to today’s internal auditor.   Early registration runs through July 31 so don’t delay.   For more information, visit the  Baltimore Chapter website at .  

Check out information on some of our general session speakers including: Other speakers include local District favorites Rob Mainardi, Anne Butera and Raven Catlin. We’ve kept the prices at our 2016 level making this event an excellent training and networking value. So be sure to register early.

A brochure with further details about the event is at the following link: District Conference Brochure.
See  you in October!
Also, check out events from our neighbors: DC IIA Chapter and NoVa IIA Chapter
The Institute of Internal Auditors Baltimore Chapter is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.
NEW! In 2018, two of your CPE/CPD credits must be earned in Ethics.  The IIA currently provides Ethics for Internal Auditors, an OnDemand course that can help you obtain these CPE. The IIA will be adding additional ethics training options throughout 2018 and beyond.
Annual Award Dinner
The Chapter’s annual award dinner, was held on May 17, 2018 at MD Live Casino.  Past Chapter presidents, scholarship winners, and newly certified auditors were all recognized. 
Please see our website to learn more about this and other exciting opportunities:
Description Company Location Posting Date
Internal Auditor II
Maryland Department of Transportation Baltimore, MD 04/24/18
May was International Internal Audit Awareness Month 
We know and understand the value we provide to our organizations. And our organizational leaders recognize this as well. As internal auditors, we work diligently to add value to our organizations by providing assurance, insight and objectivity. We do this by keeping an eye on the organizational climate and by performing a variety of activities, such as assessing risks, analyzing opportunities, suggesting improvements, promoting ethics, ensuring accuracy of records and financial statements, educating senior management and the board on critical issues, investigating fraud, detecting wasteful spending, raising red flags, recommending stronger controls and monitoring compliance with rules and regulations.
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) supports these efforts and encourages us to continue to raise awareness of the value of the profession. This includes enhancing the business community’s knowledge of our role and the value we provide. The IIA has designated the month of May as International Internal Audit Awareness month to promote this value.
We heard back from two agencies who went above and beyond to celebrate International Internal Audit Awareness Month:

The Enterprise Community Partners Audit and Management Services (AMS) Team
The AMS team received a Certificate of Recognition from Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman in honor of Internal Audit Awareness Month. The AMS Team held an office social event on May 23rd and displayed the Certificate. Those attending enjoyed sweet treats compliments of the AMS Team, played audit related games for prizes and received educational materials about the AMS function, including the Team’s marketing brochure and timeline of the formation and growth of the Team. It was a great event attended by many Enterprise employees.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Office of the Inspector General held its 2nd annual open house on May 22, 2018.  Attendees received educational material about the OIG, and were able to take a selfie with the OIG Team.
Please be sure to visit our web site at to learn more about this dynamic Chapter.

The Chapter also has a 
LinkedIn Page.
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