Press Release


 ISACA Awards Chapters for Outstanding Service to the IT Profession 

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (9 February 2015)—To honor its chapters for outstanding contributions to the IT profession, global association ISACA recently named the winners of the annual K. Wayne Snipes Chapter Recognition Award. The award was established in 1989 to recognize ISACA chapters that meet or exceed service goals by actively supporting local members in the IT audit, security, risk and governance professions.

The award is given to the top chapter in four size categories—small (12-100 members), medium (101-300 members), large (301-800 members) and very large (more than 800 members)—within each region of the world.

The winners of this year’s worldwide ISACA K. Wayne Snipes Award are:

  • Small—Sofia (Europe/Africa)
  • Medium—Venice (Europe/Africa) and Quebec City (North America)
  • Large—Athens (Europe/Africa)
  • Very Large—Denver (North America)

The winners of this year’s regional ISACA K. Wayne Snipes Award are:

  • Small—Springfield (North America) and Sofia (Europe/Africa)
  • Medium—Muscat (Asia), Quito (Latin America), Venice (Europe/Africa), Quebec City (North America) and Wellington (Oceania)
  • Large—Pune (Asia), Costa Rica (Latin America), Athens (Europe/Africa), Middle Tennessee (North America) and Canberra (Oceania)
  • Very large—Tokyo (Asia), South Africa (Europe/Africa), Denver (North America) and Sydney (Oceania)

Award recipients are determined based on the following criteria:

  • Chapter membership and growth
  • Member service projects
  • Chapter-sponsored education events
  • Attendance at chapter meetings
  • Involvement with association committees or with association activities
  • Involvement with other professional organizations

“ISACA has more than 200 chapters providing valuable resources, knowledge and community in more than 80 countries,” said Robert E Stroud, CGEIT, CRISC, international president of ISACA and vice president of strategy and innovation at CA Technologies. “The K. Wayne Snipes Awards recognize these winning chapters’ remarkable efforts in providing service and guidance through conferences, networking, career development, training and more. I congratulate and thank these chapters for their contributions to ISACA members and the IT industry.”

K. Wayne Snipes Jr., CISA, was an active member of ISACA, who served in several positions at both the local and international levels, including regional vice president. During his time in office, Snipes achieved the largest number of new chapters and the largest membership growth in existing chapters. In total, he dedicated 14 years to ISACA’s North Texas (USA) Chapter and served eight years as an international trustee on the ISACA Board of Directors.

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With more than 115,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA ( helps business and IT leaders build trust in, and value from, information and information systems. Established in 1969, ISACA is the trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy and governance professionals. ISACA offers the Cybersecurity Nexus, a comprehensive set of resources for cybersecurity professionals, and COBIT, a business framework that helps enterprises govern and manage their information and technology. ISACA also advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credentials. The association has more than 200 chapters worldwide.

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