Granite Consulting Group Inc. Releases the "Top 10 Rising Stars in Internal Audit™"
Granite Consulting Group Inc. Releases the "Top 10 Rising Stars in Internal Audit™" PR Newswire BREWSTER, N.Y., June 17, 2013 BREWSTER, N.Y., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of the internal audit profession was unveiled in a recent award program sponsored by Granite Consulting Group Inc., The Georgetown Group and Women Corporate Directors. The Top 10 Rising Stars in Internal Audit™ is a business award for new and soon to be Chief Audit Executives. It was established to recognize high performing members of the Internal Audit profession who have contributed in new and interesting ways. The Top 10 award winners were selected by a judging panel consisting of thought leaders in the internal audit profession. Current Chief Audit Executives as well as public company Board Members and members of academia were represented on the judging panel. The concept of "Rising Stars in Internal Audit" was selected to highlight the leaders (and their organizations) who will guide internal audit through this next iteration of change and to assist managers of internal audit functions (IAFs) to enhance their organizations' corporate governance. "The management of organizational risk is something that is becoming more relevant each day. These rising stars in internal audit have shown some cutting edge ways that leading companies are using to identify and mitigate risks," said Michael Bechara, Managing Director of Granite Consulting Group Inc. Eric O'Neill from the Georgetown Group adds, "The smartest companies are mitigating risk through diligence before transactions close. Understanding how information can steer decisions is what makes a rising star in internal audit." Below are the Top 10 Rising Stars in Internal Audit™ and the panel of judges: Name Organization Allen Cooper ConAgra Foods John Lazarine Rackspace Hosting Kevin McMahon Calpine Corp. Larry Kowlessar Agricultural Development Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Pam Jenkins USFoods Robert Berry University of North Florida Robert Rudloff MGM Resorts International; S.M. Aly Osman US Fund Managers Limited Shelby Faubion DynCorp International Sunil Sajnani Conn's Top 10 Rising Stars in Internal Audit™ Judges are: Judge Organization Dr. George Aldhizer Wake Forest University William Bardani Vision Financial Search Steve Casazza Nestle North America Robert King Fedex Teresa Ressel Public Company Board Member Andrea Robertson Public Company Board Member Alan Schumacher Public Company Board Member About Granite Consulting Group Granite Consulting Group is a national internal audit, risk and forensics firm serving Management, the Board of Directors and the Attorneys, Bankers and Private Equity Institutions that serve our clients. http://www.consultgranite.com. For an irreverent look at economics, finance and accounting, please visit Granite Consulting Group Inc's blog at www.weeklyrecon.com/. SOURCE Granite Consulting Group Inc. Website: http://www.consultgranite.com Contact: Michael Bechara, 845-282-3899, firstname.lastname@example.org