February Dinner Meeting - Tuesday February 13, 2018

ISACA LA and IIA chapters (Beach Cities, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Fernando, and San Gabriel Valley) are pleased to offer a historic first, a joint presentation by Michael Peppers and Theresa Grafenstine – the Global Chairs of IIA and ISACA, the leaders of our respective professional associations. More »

Your ISACA Los Angeles Chapter has recently been awarded the Communications Commendation Award for 2015--the third year we received a similar award since it was launched. In 2013 we also received the K. Wayne Snipes Award Honorable Mention! More »

ISACA LA members participating in the LA Regional Food Bank to give back to the community. More »

2017 Volunteer Party

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Thank you for coming out to our September 2017 dinner meeting. Please see below a link to pictures taken during the event:

September 2017 Dinner Meeting Pictures

February 13th ISACA LA and IIA Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Forum Registration (Invitation Only)
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm – Chief Audit Executive and IT Audit Director Forum (Invitation Only)
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm – Registration & Networking
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Dinner and Program

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Dinner Meeting Topic:

The Future of the Internal Audit Profession

J. Michael Peppers, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, CPA
IIA Global Chair of the Board


J. Michael Peppers, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, CPA
IIA Global Chair of the Board

J. Michael “Mike” Peppers is Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for The University of Texas System, one of the largest public university systems in the United States. In his role, he oversees the internal audit function for a university system that has an annual operating budget of $17.9 billion and serves more than 228,000 students at eight universities and six health science centers.

Over a 30-year career that began in public accounting, Peppers has led progressive internal audit activities at major not-for-profit organizations in higher education and health care. Previously, he was Vice President and Chief Audit Officer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Director of Audit Services at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Inspector General at the University of South Florida, and a Senior Auditor for Price Waterhouse.

Reflecting a lifelong commitment to serving the internal auditing profession, Peppers has held numerous volunteer board and leadership positions. He is on The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Executive Committee of the Global Board of Directors, currently serving as Chairman for 2017-18. Previously, he was Senior Vice Chairman of the Global Board for 2016-17. He also served on The IIA’s North American Board (2010-14, Chairman 2012-13), and International Internal Audit Standards Board (2006-10).He served as President of the Association of College and University Auditors (2001-02).

He is a member of the University of Houston Accounting Advisory Board, was recipient of the Association of College and University Auditors Outstanding Professional Contributions Award, and was recognized as a Distinguished Faculty Member in The IIA’s volunteer faculty program.






ISACA Global Chair of the Board



ISACA Global Chair of the Board

Theresa Grafenstine is an Advisory Managing Director, serving the internal auditing and federal practices for Deloitte & Touche LLP in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Before joining Deloitte, Grafenstine served as inspector general of the US House of Representatives, where she was responsible for planning and leading independent, non-partisan audits, advisories, and investigations of the financial and administrative functions of the House. Prior to joining the House Office of Inspector General (OIG), Grafenstine served at the Department of Defense (DoD) OIG, where she led acquisition audits of major weapon systems and was selected to respond to high-profile Congressional audit requests. She is the chairman of ISACA’s International Board of Directors and a past president of the ISACA Greater Washington DC Chapter. Grafenstine also serves on the board of directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and as the audit committee chair of the Pentagon Federal Credit Union. She has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Golden Gov Federal Executive of the Year, the Greater Washington DC Society of Government CPA Leader of the Year, and ISACAs John W. Lainhart IV Common Body of Knowledge Award and John Kuyers Best Speaker/Conference Contributor Award.

Pre-Meeting: Chief Audit Executive and IT Audit Director’s Forum (Invitation Only)

This is an opportunity for Audit leaders to have an intimate round table discussion with Michael Peppers (IIA Global Chair) and Theresa Grafenstine (ISACA Global Chair) about current and emerging internal audit issues and discussions about the future of the profession. They will include:

  1. Competencies for Future Auditors (will include Recruiting, Building, and Retaining Talent)
  2. Top Emerging Risks
  3. Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Profession

Prior to the meeting, the CAEs and IT Audit leaders will be surveyed for additional topics to be included in the roundtable discussion. Attendees of the forum will be able to attend the dinner meeting complimentary as a guest of the LA ISACA chapter as part of their upcoming 50th anniversary (2019) celebratory activities.

Please contact Debbie Lew or your local IIA chapter leadership for more information and invitation.

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