Kathy Sanderson-Baca of Taylor, Texas was recently awarded 12 certificates of appreciation for her volunteer efforts to help the Austin Chapter Institute of Internal Auditors maintain their Platinum status in Internal Audit.
Kathy served on the Nominations and Elections Committee and within the last year under Kathy’s direction the Austin chapter was the first Chapter to develop and utilize an on-line voting system which resulted in outstanding secured results. The Institute of Internal Audit headquarters in Florida is now suggesting that all Chapters worldwide work with the Austin Chapter to establish on-line voting for officers and Board of Governors.
Kathy has served on the Board of Governors for the Austin Chapter for the last two years. This last year she served on the Research Committee and assisted the team in writing a research paper, Performance Measures for Internal Audit Functions: A Research Project, to headquarters where the committee won second place. Kathy also served on the Business & Industry Relations Committee and was instrumental to working with Farmers Insurance to sponsor a successful seminar for the Chapter. She served on the Electronics committee and modified the Chapter website to include more member information, event pictures, advertisements, and newsletters.
Kathy greeted guests at each of the monthly luncheon and seminars and established meet and greet committees to welcome our guests. She made sure guests had the opportunity to sit with seasoned members so they could have the opportunity to network with experienced auditors in the field.
Kathy served as the Chair for the Directory Committee and worked with the membership committee to reconcile files between the Chapter and Headquarters and helped Headquarters develop directories for the on-line voting system.
Kathy served as the editor of the Chapter newsletter and was instrumental to developing the new Chapter Newsletter format, adding all past and future newsletters to new website, and establishing and focusing on advertisement fees, policy and procedures for newsletter.
Under her direction the new website also became instrumental to providing on line surveys for luncheons and seminars and returning a Certificate of Completion (CPE) once survey was completed.
At the end of the year, Kathy negotiated a contract with one of the finest hotels in Austin to host the annual Membership Award and Banquet event which resulted in the best membership and guest turnout in the history of the chapter. The event hosted outstanding door prizes for the members and guest which was a first time event. At the Awards Banquet, Kathy was presented with the 2008-2009 Les Bavousett Memorial –President’s Award. This award is presented by the Chapters President to the volunteer who helped him/her the most during the year and is presented in honor of Les Bavousett, Chapter President-Elect of FY 2006-2007 who passed away on February 2007.
Kathy is an Internal Auditor for Texas Department of Transportation. Kathy and her husband, Odie reside in Taylor, Texas. Kathy is the daughter of Jack and Sylvia Sanderson.