Ted Keys Award Winners

Writing Awards​

Ted Keys Award   

This award — named in honor of the late Elmer Theodore Keys Jr., a long-time regular writer for an Internal Auditor magazine department — is presented each year for the most outstanding article submitted to one of the magazine’s departments. Winning articles are selected for outstanding quality, clear presentation of ideas, practicality, and relevance to the continuing practice of internal auditing.

2019 Ted Keys Award Winner

"The Extended Enterprise" ("Governance Perspectives," February)
Melissa Ryan, CRMA, CISA

2019 Ted Keys Honorable Mentions

"Why IT Projects Fail" ("ITAudit," April)
Sam Khan, CISA, CRISC

"Model Governance, Where to Begin?" ("Governance Perspectives," June)
Kelley Ellis, CIA, CPA, CGMA, FLMI

"Producing Quality Audit Reports" ("Back to Basics," August)
Jonnie T. Keith, CIA, CFE, CGAP

"Plugging More Value Into Internal Audits" ("ITAudit," August)
Bernadette Calhoun, CFE

"Selling Enterprise Risk Management" ("Governance Perspectives," August)
Rick Wright, CIA

2018 Ted Keys Award Winner

"Structured for Strength" ("Governance Perspectives," December 2017)​
Lane Kimbrough​, PhD, CIA, CRMA, ​CCSA​

2017 Ted Keys Award Winner

Must-have Controls for SMBs” (“ITAudit,” December 2016)
Sajay Rai, CPA, CISSP, CISM
Philip Chukwuma, CISSP

2016 Ted Keys Award Winner

“The Four Hats of Risk Management” (“Risk Watch,” December 2015)
Richard J. Machold, CIA, CPA, CRMA

2015 Ted Keys Award Winner

"Addressing Risk in a Dynamic World" ("Risk Watch," June 2014)
Larry Baker, CPA, CCSA, CRMA

2014 Ted Keys Award Winner

“Auditing Governance of Critical Information” (“ITAudit,” August 2013)
Sajay Rai, CPA, CISSP, CISM
Philip Chukwuma, CISSP

2013 Ted Keys Award Winner

“Institutional Memory” (“Back to Basics,” February 2012)

David O'Regan, CIA, FCA

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