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.

2018 Ted Keys Award Winner

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

2018 Honorable Mentions

"The Accidental Discovery​" ("Fraud Findings," February 2017)
Donald McConnell Jr., PhD, CPA, CFE
​Jean Manuel, CPA, CFE, C​FF​

"Internal Audit Needs Risk Management, Too​" ("Risk Watch," August 2017)
Kevin Shen, CFA, CPA

"Focus on the Three E's​" ("Back to Basics," October 2017)
Lal Balkaran, CIA​, FCPA, FCGA, ​FCMA​

"The Corporate Governance Audit​" ("Governance Perspectives," October 2017)
Dawnella Johnson
​Gary Peterson

"Fundamentals of a Cybersecurity Program​" ("ITAudit," December 2017)
Jon West, CISM, CISSP, CIPT, PCIP​

"Tomorrow's ERM Today​" ("Risk Watch," December 2017)
Charlie Wright, CIA, CISA, CPA​

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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