Granite Consulting Group Inc. Releases the "Top 10 Rising Stars in Internal
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.
TheTop 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
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
Below are the Top 10 Rising Stars in Internal Audit™ and the panel of judges:
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:
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.
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.
Contact: Michael Bechara, 845-282-3899, firstname.lastname@example.org
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