Candy Alexander, CISSP CISM
Anthony Bellezza, CPA, CGMA
Anthony J. Bellezza, CPA, CGMA, is an independent advisor and has been a Senior Faculty Member of MISTI for over ten years. Previously, he served as the Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) at Rite Aid. In addition to being the CCO, Tony was the Chief Risk Officer & Chief Ethics Officer for the company. Tony reported directly to the Board of Directors and was responsible for the efforts of over 1,000 associates that were linked together in the Chief Risk / Chief Compliance Office. The functional areas that reported to Tony included: asset protection and security activities; corporate and field compliance monitoring; the privacy office; investigations and ethics; risk and controls: internal auditing – financial, operational and information systems; and all coordination, monitoring and training of governance, risk and compliance. While at Rite Aid, Tony’s team generated over $200 million in cost savings and implemented measures to reduce risk and reduce the cost of compliance.
Prior to Tony’s Rite Aid experience, he was a Partner at Ernst & Young, LLP (EY). While at EY, Tony served as the Mid-Atlantic Business Risk Services (BRS) Practice Leader and was also the Retail, Distribution and Manufacturing Industry Leader for the BRS practice. At EY, Tony played a key role in developing the firm’s Internal Audit Service delivery approach and methodology and in designing the educational and training programs for the practice. Tony has worked with over 20 Fortune 1000 Companies helping them in many areas from: establishing internal audit functions; implementing the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; conducting strategic risk assessments; performing operational audits and fraud investigations; implementing control self-assessment programs, leading due diligence efforts on acquisitions and integrating governance, risk and compliance activities. While at EY, his team generated several hundred million dollars of cost savings for their clients.
Tony also has extensive international experience as he was the Chief Audit Executive for Harsco Corporation, a global Fortune 1000 company. In this capacity, Tony directed both a domestic and international team performing audits in over 30 countries.
Tony is an independent advisor and senior faculty member for the MIS Training Institute (MISTI). He plays a major role as lead seminar instructor / facilitator and keynote speaker at several conferences. He is the creator of three programs: a comprehensive three-day program focusing on Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and the associated best practices to build an integrated infrastructure; a two-day program that focuses on Auditing Corporate Culture and Ethics; and a three-day program on Auditing and Teaming with the Corporate Compliance Function. Each of these programs leverage Tony’s “career and real world” experiences.
Mark E.S. Bernard, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC
Steve Biskie, CISA, CITP, CPA, CGMA
Jerod Brennen, CISSP
Jason Claycomb, CISA, CISSP
Mr. Claycomb is the founder of INARMA LLC, where he helps clients build and maintain IT and enterprise GRC policies and processes. He is a 30-year veteran in cybersecurity, IT governance, and audit. Mr. Claycomb brings a realistic approach to GRC to comply with laws, federal regulations, and industry best practices, utilizing NIST as a foundation for risk assessment. He is proficient in IT governance, planning, systems development and installation, data analysis and reporting, and in evaluating logical and physical controls. Prior to founding INARMA, he served as National Director of IT Services at Experis, and a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). Mr. Claycomb also served as the Director of IT Services at CrossCheck Compliance LLC, and as an IT Auditor at a Chicago based bank holding company. He is a member of ISACA and ISSA. Mr. Claycomb has particular experience working with highly regulated companies in the banking, financial services, and insurance industries. He has helped many SEC regulated firms to analyze risk, develop, and manage GRC and cybersecurity programs.
Dennis Cox, BSC, FCA, FISI
Ken Cutler, CISSP, CISA, CISM, Q/EH, Security+, CASP
Greg Duckert, MBA, CRMA, CRISC, CIA, CISA, CPA, CMA
Mr. Duckert was educated at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and obtained an MBA in Accounting in 1989, a BBA in Accounting in 1978, and a BA in Economics in 1971. He specializes in consulting with major organizations regarding progressive Twenty-First Century methodologies for the construction of data centric enterprise risk assessment and management models including Financial, Operational, Regulatory, and IT areas of concern that yield high business value. He also consults with his clients in all areas of ERM, as well as auditing including continuous audit / consulting platforms. Mr. Duckert is the sole developer and owner of a proprietary approach to risk assessment and management that is applied to both ERM and to enterprise risk data centric risk methodologies for Internal Auditing for organizations of all sizes. During 2012 he worked closely with the General Director - Global Automotive Audit & International Dealer Audit and the General Auditor and Chief Risk Officer of General Motors Corporation in transitioning to his proprietary audit approach known as ORCA™ (Outcome-Risk Centric Auditing). He is currently under contract with a major organization with revenues exceeding the multi-billion $ threshold to build risk based audit and ERM data centric models using his proprietary approaches. In addition, in depth hands on consulting is also performed in the areas of operational analysis and process improvement methodologies. He has developed extensive risk assessment metric inventories for evaluating risks in all organizational areas including operations, IT application systems, IT operations, regulatory and financial areas. Mr. Duckert has addressed the Permanent Undersecretary for Military Affairs of Parliament and the Defense Audit Board of the Ministry of Defense – United Kingdom on the subject matter of creating a risk based business approach to governmental oversight. He is involved in the building of or consulting on the creation of Data Centric Risk Assessment and Management models on an ongoing basis. He conducts seminars and workshops on a global basis and is a frequent speaker at conferences in his areas of expertise.
Mr. Duckert has been engaged in the professional practice of Internal Auditing and Risk Assessment and Management for over 35 years. He founded the Internal Audit function of a Fortune 500 corporation at the age of 27 and built the audit department from non-existence to a highly competent Financial, Operational, Information Technology and Regulatory audit body. He was also the General Auditor and Chief Audit Executive at two other major organizations. The audit positions were in the Manufacturing and Health Care industries. His work in Risk Assessment and Management spans virtually all key industry types
Mark Edmead, MBA, CISA, COBIT 5.0 Assessor, ISO 38500
Shawna Flanders, CRISC, CISM, CISA, CSSGB, SSBB
Martin Green, Esq.
Jeffrey T Hare, CPA, CISA, CIA
Peter Higgins, CIA, CRMA
Pete Higgins is a consultant for the MIS Training Institute and principle consultant/trainer for Boston Audit Solutions Group, which specializes in audit and risk management advisory and training services. Prior to starting Boston Audit Solutions Group, Mr. Higgins spent the majority of his career as an internal auditor in financial services, including three years as VP Corporate Audit Professional Practices at State Street Bank, where he was responsible for the research, design, implementation, and continuous improvement of audit methodologies and operating standards for approximately 200 audit professionals. Also at State Street, Mr. Higgins transitioned to the 1st-Line of Defense as VP Risk and Compliance, where he led a team (20+) to provide all facets of risk, compliance and audit/examination support for multiple business lines, geographies, and approximately 1,800 employees.
Lane Hollis, MBA, CPA, CFF
Ken Jaworski, CISSP, CIPP, CIPM
Joel Kramer, CPA
Susan Landauer, CPA
Robert McDonough, CRP, CIDA
Dr. Hernan Murdock, CIA, CRMA
Hernan Murdock is Vice President, Audit Division for MIS Training Institute. Before joining MISTI he was the Director of Training at a global professional services organization where he oversaw the company’s training and employee development program. Prior to that he was a Senior Project Manager leading audit and consulting projects for clients in the manufacturing, transportation, high tech, education, insurance and power generation industries.
Dr. Murdock is a Senior Lecturer at Northeastern University where he teaches management, leadership and ethics. He is the author of Auditor Essentials: 100 Concepts, Tools and Techniques for Success; Operational Auditing: Principles and Techniques for a Changing World; 10 Key Techniques to Improve Team Productivity and Using Surveys in Internal Audits. He has also written articles and book chapters on whistleblowing programs, international auditing, mentoring programs, fraud, deception, corporate social responsibility, and behavioral profiling. He has conducted audits and consulting projects, delivered seminars and invited talks, and made numerous presentations at internal audit, academic and government functions in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.