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President’s Message:

Happy Spring Everyone! Just as we start in on the last half of our ISACA Charlotte year our Calendar is not short of events! This month we have the opportunity to participate in SecureWorld which is an annual event showcasing area Specialists in Information Technology and Security. Please see the flyer in this newsletter for event details and show discounts. We also wanted you to know that we did hear you on being able to attend these events at a reduced/free rate and doing our best to partner with area organizations to help us offset these costs! On April 18th we will be having a programming event hosted by our friends at Frazier & Deeter at Culinary Drop out with a Networking Social after the programming!  Additional low/no cost events will be added in the spring so please be sure to be on the lookout for our email announcements! I know we make this plea every event and newsletter but to help continue to improve our Chapter we need you! Your feedback, your time and talent are needed to help grow and strengthen our Chapter! Perks to joining our Board and Committees include access to events, participation in planning and coordination of Chapter activities and getting to work with like minded folks looking to share their knowledge and talents of the industry! Interested in joining our Team?  Please send me any interest…(interest does necessitate commitment!) Thank you all again for your continued support of our Chapter and look forward to having you at one of our events soon!

Juli Tessier, ISACA Charlotte President 2023/2024

News and Updates:


Transfers to the Charlotte Chapter:

Meet Our Members Transferring to the Charlotte Chapter (since last newsletter)

Ms. Leonila Espiritu, CISA

Kevin D. Andersen, CISA, CRISC

Ms. Julianne Inozemcev, CISA

Tarveras Rogers, CISA

Mr. Michael David Kirchoff, CISA, CRISC

Ms. Tia K. Blyther, CISA, CRISC

Mr. Johnathan Michael Madison, CISA, CRISC

Stefanie Hall, CISA

Help Your Career:

Take the first step today towards your CISA Certification—this certification has reached its 40th year and it is more in-demand than ever. Some key stats:


Registration, New Study Materials Available for Updated CISA Exam—Starting 19 June, all CISA exams will test the updated content.

Reminder—Continuous Testing for Certifications Begins June 2019—Continuous testing for CISA, CISM, CGEIT, and CRISC provides a 365-day exam eligibility period to take an exam. This year-long eligibility allows the candidate flexibility: for example, a candidate can reschedule (as many times as needed) within a 12-month eligibility period without penalty, as long as the candidate reschedules a minimum of 48 hours prior to the testing appointment. More information can be found here.

Academic Relations:

Upcoming Academic Relations Chapter Event:


  • Meet the Firms Day – September 12th at Winthrop University

o    11:00AM – 12:15PM

o    McBryde Hall – 695 Scholars Walk

Meet the Firms Day is a premier networking event that provides employers and professional organizations an opportunity to connect with accounting, finance and computer information systems students.

Student/Academic Initiatives—Current options for students and academia include:

  • ISACA Student Groups: Faculty at recognized colleges and universities teaching courses aligned with ISACA’s core competencies can sponsor an ISACA Student Group (ISG) by forming a group that focuses on ISACA-related content. You can view more information about ISGs here.
  • Rising Professionals Special Interest Group: This online special interest group was created for students and recent graduates who are getting into the IS/IT audit/cybersecurity field. Participation in this group does not require ISACA membership, so share with your colleagues!
  • Academic Advocate Educational Materials: Educational materials are available to current ISACA members who are faculty at recognized colleges and universities teaching courses aligned with ISACA’s core competencies. 


Take advantage of the Webinars available on the website – Register for an upcoming one, or watch a replay!



Other Helpful Information:

  • ISACA Newsroom—Visit to view news releases, surveys, statistics, infographics, facts, etc.
  • ISACA Research Content—To view ISACA research content, visit
  • CBT Testing Sites—Click here to view the most up-to-date list of CBT locations.

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