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President's Message

 June  2018

Greetings West Florida ISACA Members,

First and foremost, I would like to take a moment to thank all of our members for your continued support and dedication. Our continued success really depends on the phenomenal job our members and volunteers continue to provide year after year which has made our chapter explode to nearly 1,000 members strong today. I am looking forward to continuing this great momentum over the upcoming year as President. Dan Ruggles covered the major accomplishments at our Annual General Meeting held June 21, 2018 at the Tampa Club and here is a brief recap of the events for 2017 – 2018 and summary of things to come in 2018 - 2019.
2017 - 2018 Plan Recap:

CPE Program
•    40 hours and attendance
•    Review courses held for CISA, CISM & CRISC
•    Successful GRC Conference with a featured Healthcare Training Track
•    Engaging training on Cybersecurity Emerging Trends and Internal Audit
•    Continued partnership with IIA on CPE events

Academic Relations
•    Student chapter created at South University and free passes and discounted rates established for students to attend review courses
•    Student scholarship fund

Corporate Sponsorship
•    Over $5,000 raised to support CPE events and chapter operations

•    Our chapter continues to grow (14% growth since 2017)

2018 - 2019 Plan includes:

Enhancement to Member Experience
•    Welcome new members at network events in the fall and spring
•    Recognize individuals passing certification exams and emails
•    Posting on the Chapter website (with their permission)

Event Support and Coordination
•    Create meaningful ways for members to be engaged

CPE and Training Opportunities
•    Continue with GRC Conference and explore other training opportunities

•    Partner with IIA and ISC2 and other organizations

Sponsor ISACA
•    Continue engagement with the business community

University Presence
•    Continue to grow our presence at Universities - South University, USF and UT (increase student memberships, create student chapter at USF)
Additional Information

Volunteer Opportunities
•    Individuals interested in speaking at an event or volunteering should reach out to our chapter Membership Coordinator at

ISACA West FL Chapter Calendar of Events
•    Please check out the Calendar of Events on our website as well as our ISACA West Florida Chapter Linkedin page for all of the great events planned this year.

ISACA - What We Offer and Whom We Serve
•    For nearly 50 years, ISACA has been a pace-setting global organization for information governance, control, security and audit professionals. Please see additional details and general organizational information see What We Offer and Whom We Serve - Membership, Guidance and Certification for IT Professionals on ISACA’s national website:

Grace Roth, President
West Florida ISACA

© 2019 ISACA West Florida Chapter, 8870 N Himes Ave, Suite 323, Tampa FL 33614


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