Welcome to the IIA Central Arkansas Chapter
Chartered June 1, 1972, the IIA Central Arkansas is a chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), which is an international professional association that serves more than 210,000 members and has awarded 180,000 Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) worldwide. The IIA is recognized as the internal audit profession’s leader in standards, certification, education, research, and technical guidance throughout the world.
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2022 - 2023 Board of Governors
Chase Hawkins, CIA, CRMA – President (2nd Term)
Krista Alpert, CIA, CRMA, CFE - President-Elect (1st Term)
Sandy Velasquez – Secretary (2nd Term)
Tracey Shockley, CFE, CCA – Treasurer (2nd Term)
Tess Hermle - Membership and Certification Officer (2nd Term)
Logan Surdam, CPA - Programming Officer (1st Term)
Megan Hall, CIA - Immediate Past President
Meredith Hicks (Class A - Term Expires June 1, 2023)
Jamie Jones, CIA (Class B - Term Expires June 1, 2024)
Jessica Keith, CIA (Class A - Term Expires June 1, 2023)
Shermaine Lewis (Class A - Term Expires June 1, 2023)
Jennifer Wright (Class B - Term Expires June 1, 2024)
You may reach the Board at: Chapter107@iiachapters.org.
Chase Hawkins, CIA, President
Senior Internal Auditor, Centennial Bank
Krista Alpert, CIA, CRMA, CFE, President-Elect
Controls Manager, AFICS
Tracey Shockley, CFE, CCA, Treasurer
Director of Internal Audit, City of Fort Smith AR
Sandy Velasquez, Secretary
Global Internal Auditor, Heifer International
Tess Hermle, Membership and Certification Officer
Senior Internal Auditor, Simmons Bank
Logan Surdam, CPA, Programming Officer
Internal Auditor, Centennial Bank
Building Awareness Champions
We are pleased to be a 2023 Building Awareness Champion!
During Internal Audit Awareness Month in May, we shared our passion for internal auditing, promoting the profession through a variety of events and campaigns designed to inform and engage, raise awareness, and help stakeholders understand the value of internal audit in their organizations.