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McPhilimy Honored by Institute of Internal Auditors

‘Tireless internal audit advocate’ recognized for 29 years of distinguished service

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June 17, 2010

Betty McPhilimy
Betty McPhilimy

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Betty McPhilimy, associate vice president of audit and advisory services at Northwestern University, recently received the Victor Z. Brink Award for Distinguished Service from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

"As one the IIA's founding fathers, Victor Brink would be so very proud of Betty McPhilimy and her 29 years of extraordinary participation in IIA activities," said Rod Winters, IIA ‘s 2009-2010 chairman of the board. "She is an exemplary professional, a tireless internal audit advocate and a seasoned and accomplished leader in our global organization."

McPhilimy, who started at Northwestern more than 20 years ago, served on the IIA's executive committee of the board of directors for seven years and was elected the 2004-2005 chairman of the board. She is currently a member of the IIA's governance committee and the IIA Research Foundation fundraising task force.

Recently, she helped administer IIA-Chicago Chapter's gift of $125,000 -- one of the largest contributions ever made by a chapter -- to the IIA Research Foundation to fund internal audit research.

Globally, McPhilimy has served on numerous IIA international committees and ad hoc groups, including membership, media-assisted training, international conference and the IIA Research Foundation board of research advisors.

In 1992, she co-chaired IIA International Conference in Chicago and chaired the international conference committee from 1996 to 1999.

McPhilimy joined the IIA-Chicago Chapter in 1981 and quickly assumed a leadership role on its board of governors and served as the 1988-1989 chapter president. Today, she serves on the long-range planning committee.

She was honored at the IIA's 2010 International Conference in Atlanta on June 9.

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