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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 Mentoring Knowledge Group (ELMKG), 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 Mentoring Knowledge Group (ELMKG)

Who we are: The ELMKG 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 Knowledge Group operates under the guidance of The IIA’s North American Board and Membership Engagement Department. The Knowledge Group 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 ELMKG will serve as an established channel to inform and connect young professionals within and outside The IIA. The ELMKG 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 ELMKG 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

2023-2024 Emerging Leaders Mentoring Knowledge Group Members

Alex Rusate, CPA, CISA, CIA, CCSA, CRMA

Senior Vice President, Director of Internal Audit, Arrow Financial

Clement Osei Agyemang, CFE,CISA,CSOE, ISO 27001 LA, ISO 27005 LRM

Founder - Global Independent Oversight Experts (GIOE)

Osman Romero

Senior Administrative Assistant to Chief Audit Executive, Parliament, House of Commons

Paden VanHorn, CSM

Internal Auditor, McKesson

Austin Walker, CIA

Senior Vice President, Senior Manager, Citi

Jaimie Yang, CIA, CPA, CISA

Senior Manager, IT Audit , McKesson Company