Publications, Speaking & Travels

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"Culture: The One Element Most Critical for the Board’s Management of Risk", Private Director's Association, December 2016

"3 Tips to Better Align Directors and Internal Auditors on Technology Risk",  Published August 18, 2016 on, Board of Directors Society, and WordPress at

“Staying Ahead of Emerging Risk to Capture Opportunity”, NACD Directorship magazine, February 2016

“Corporate Directors Share Their Insights on M&A Success”, Protiviti KnowledgeLeader and BT Industrials, Inc., 2011

“Change and Patch Management Controls: Critical for Organizational Success”, The Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc., 2005

“The Current State of Internal Auditing: A Personal Perspective and Assessment” EDPACS, the EDP Audit, Security and Control Newsletter, 2009




Roundtables and Webcasts:

April 2011 – The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Detroit Chapter roundtable participant with Dow Chemical Company’s Chief Audit Executive (discussing “External Quality Assurance Review Process”)

May 2010 – The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Detroit Chapter panel member (“Enterprise Risk Management”)

June 2007 – The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) National Headquarters Global Webcast in Orlando, Florida (“Closing the Gap: Audit Management’s Guide to IT Controls”)

July 2007 – Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Conference roundtable in Amsterdam, The Netherlands of leading academic and internal auditing professionals including the Chief Audit Executive of Microsoft (“Information Technology: Addressing Its Impact on Internal Audit”)



Selected Professional Presentations 

May 2016 - Presentation at Compliance Week 2016, the annual professional conference for chief compliance officers and others, on the topic, "Talking to Directors About Strategic Risk: Making the Case for Better Engagement of CCOs in Risk Oversight", with Jim DeLoach, Managing Director at Protiviti, and member of the COSO Advisory Board.

April 2016 - Presentation at the Rosemont Conference Center in Chicago to the IIA 56th Annual Chicago Chapter Seminar on the topic, “The Board’s Changing Expectations: Risk Management and Internal Audit Under the Microscope”, and roundtable participant on the topic of “Board Expectations for Internal Audit”, with James Spear, Chairman of the Audit Committee for Flowers Foods Inc.

February 2006 - IIA Information Technology Audit Conference in Orlando, Florida (“Assessing and Fixing IT Change Management Capability in 5 Easy Steps”)

March 2006 - IIA General Audit Management Conference in Palm Springs, California (“What CAEs Need to Know about Change Control & Patch Management”)

September 2006 – KPMG Detroit Audit Director Roundtable presentation (“Keeping Your Eyes on the Road and Hands upon IT Controls”)

October 2006 at IIA “All Stars Conference” in Las Vegas, Nevada; selected to participate based on previous conference attendee speaker evaluations (“What CAEs Need to Know about Change Control & Patch Management”)

July 2008 – IIA International Conference in San Francisco, California (“GAIT Approach to Regulatory Compliance”).  (GAIT is the Guide to Assessment of IT General Controls Scope Based on Risk, a risk-assessment methodology developed by the IIA, external auditing firms and regulators for use in scoping audits and SOX work)

March 2009 - Manufacturer’s Alliance (MAPI) Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Roundtable presentation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (“Approaches to Managing Segregation of Duties")

November 2009 – Manufacturer’s Alliance (MAPI) Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Roundtable presentation in Palm Beach, Florida (“Internal Audit Organizational Structures")

May 2010 - Manufacturer's Alliance (MAPI) Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Roundtable in Coronado Bay, California (“Determining What to Include or Exclude in the Internal Audit Plan")

March 2011 – Manufacturer's Alliance (MAPI) Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Roundtable in Coral Gables, Florida presentation (“Identifying and Monitoring Emerging Risks")

April 2011 – Wayne State University graduate class in internal auditing, presentation in Detroit with Norman Marks, SAP (“The Current State of Internal Auditing”)

October 2011 – Presentation at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan to Masters in Information Security class for Dr. Barbara L. Ciaramitaro, MP, CISSP, CSSLP, Assistant Professor in the College of Business (“Managing Information Security Risk: Stories from the Trenches”)

November 2011 – Presentation made at Eastern Michigan University, in Ypsilanti, Michigan to the IIA Student Chapter and School of Business students (“Managing Information Security Risk: An Internal Audit Perspective”)

January 2012 – Presentation at Baker College, Auburn Hills, Michigan to the undergraduate English class of Tara Taylor, MS (“Communications in the International Workplace”)