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Emerging Leaders

‚ÄčThe IIA defines an emerging leader as a practitioner under the age of 35 or new to internal audit or other similar areas with a passion for the profession. Through the efforts of The IIA’s North American Board and Emerging Leaders Task Force (ELTF), we want to encourage emerging leaders to engage, connect, and contribute to the profession. Emerging leaders can prepare to excel in their careers by engaging in programming at IIA conferences and events, including the Emerging Leaders Forum. Additionally, emerging leaders can provide valuable contributions through volunteer service — locally (find your local chapter), or internationally with IIA Headquarters — and through thought leadership, including Internal Auditor magazine and blogs.

Emerging Leaders Task Force (ELTF)

Who we are: The ELTF is a diverse group of IIA members with a passion for the profession who have less than 15 years of internal audit experience across various industries. Several of these volunteer members hold committee roles within The IIA and have extensive volunteering experience within their local chapters. The Task Force operates under the guidance of The IIA’s North American Board and Membership Engagement Department. The Task Force defines an IIA emerging leader as “a practitioner under the age of 35 or new to internal audit or other similar area with a passion for the profession.”

What we do: The ELTF will serve as an established channel to inform and connect young professionals within and outside The IIA. The ELTF will provide constant feedback to The IIA’s staff and North American Board in an effort to increase the value of IIA membership for emerging leaders and to provide recommendations on ways to grow IIA membership among emerging leaders. Ask an ELTF member how you can ENGAGE, CONNECT, and CONTRIBUTE!

Here are additional ways to get involved and be recognized as an emerging leader:

Emerging Leaders Mentoring Program 2022 Emerging Leaders IA Magazine

Emerging Leaders Task Force Members

Robin Brown

Risk Management & Compliance Manager, Google

Nick Geffers, CIA, CRMA

Business Risk Manager, Thriven

Kim Ibarra

Technology Internal Audit Analyst, VMware

Valentina Kostenyuk, CPA, CIA, CFE

Risk & Controls Lead, Intel

Matthew Kozlowski, CIA, CRMA

Associate Director, Protiviti

Chris Megrey

Senior Information Security Consultant, First Information Technology Services


Senior Auditor, NYISO

Ryan Singer, CIA

Manager, Crowe, LLP

Bonnie Tse, CPA, CIA, CISA, PMP

Internal Audit Manager, T-Mobile

Derek J. Waddell, CIA, CRMA

Manager - Internal Audit, Booking Holdings

Drew Williams, CFE

Financial Operations Lead, Raytheon Technologies

Jaimie Yang, CIA, CPA, CISA

Digital Technology Audit Manager, Raytheon Technologies