Webinar - Improve Virtual Engagement with Your Stakeholders

The AAIA has partnered with Plante Moran to offer this webinar FREE of charge to AAIA members.


Participants will earn one NASBA approved CPE credit

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

Registration information was emailed to all AAIA members on Monday, November 2nd. If you did not receive the registration email, please contact info@airport-auditors.com .


We’ve all felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our day-to-day communication. But have you considered the impact on your interaction with those who receive your reports?  Do you understand how to effectively engage your audit committee and leadership team given the shift to virtual communication?

This webinar will focus on the changing communication you’re experiencing with audit committees and leadership teams and explore methods to engage your audience and continue to show value. Further, we’ll examine the importance of crisis management to ensure your organization is well-prepared for the next disruption.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of delivering internal audit insights and unique perspectives to your audit committee and C-suite;
  • Understand the importance of crisis management and how to be better prepared for the next disruption;
  • Define strategies for effectively engaging the audit committee and organization executives through virtual meetings; and
  • Identify how to continue to show value to the audit committee and C-suite as an internal audit function post-COVID-19.


Troy Snyder, CICA

Troy is a partner with Plante Moran‘s Risk and Accounting Advisory Services practice. He specializes in internal audit, regulatory and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and operational and information technology audits for effectiveness and efficiency. He has extensive background in the recommendation and implementation of appropriate solutions for governance, risk, and control strategies across various industries.  Troy‘s primary focus is on delivering exceptional services to his clients, which represent large and middle-market organizations. His business approach is always doing the right things for our clients and people and being responsive. He holds a B.S.C. in Telecommunications from Ohio University.

Pamela Hill, CPA

Pam is a partner in Plante Moran‘s governmental practice and the lead partner of Plante Moran‘s national airport practice. She has served on the audit and assurance services team for over 21 years, with an emphasis on serving special-purpose entities and local governmental entities throughout the country. She handles audit engagements including those with single audits, PFC audits, and many that are submitted to the GFOA‘s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program. She is a member of the Association of Airport Internal Auditors and the Airports Council International – North America (member of the Finance Committee), where she has presented on various topics specific to airports.  She is also a member of the AICPA; MICPA; American Public Transportation Association (APTA), where she is on both the Finance and Audit Committees; the Michigan Municipal Treasurer‘s Association; and the Michigan Governmental Finance Officers Association and a member of its professional development committee.

Caroline Smythe
Senior Consultant

Caroline is a senior consultant in Plante Moran‘s Risk and Accounting Advisory Services practice, with a focus on internal audit, enterprise risk management (ERM), and data analytics.  She serves clients across various industries with their internal audit analytics needs.  She also serves our clients in developing recommendations for process improvements and internal control gaps. Additionally, she facilitates enterprise risk management sessions to help clients assess, prioritize, and mitigate enterprise risks. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Erika Stanley, CPA

Erika has over five years of experience serving a variety of clients within Plante Moran‘s governmental practice, including a specialization in serving airport authorities, counties, cities, townships, and special purpose entities. Her experience with these clients includes single audits, PFC compliance audits, financial statement preparation, and implementation of GASB standards. She is a member of our governmental airport practice. As an airport senior, she oversees the audit process from start to finish, ensuring documentation quality, appropriate assurance testing, regular communications, and overall client satisfaction.  Erika is also a member of the Association of Airport Internal Auditors and the MICPA.