Featured Speaker

Mr. John Williamson

John Williamson, CIA, CISA, has more than eight years of experience in public accounting, internal audit, and enterprise risk management. His practice emphasis is in operational and technology risk management, Systems and Organization Control (SOC) 1, 2, and 3 reporting, SOC for Cybersecurity, internal audit, COSO 2013 consulting, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) consulting, compliance attestation, and information technology consulting for governmental entities, private entities, and publicly held companies. Much of that work involves collaborating with management teams on identifying and evaluating organizational strategic objectives and actively managing risks that threaten the achievement of those objectives.  He frequently works with senior management and audit committees involving governance and risk advisory related matters.  John currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), where he advocates for the internal audit profession, internal control optimization, and best practices in corporate governance.
John is a frequent speaker on risk advisory matters for professional audiences, including IIA conferences and continuing professional education events.  As an active member of the IIA, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and Infragard, John continuously remains apprised of the latest trends in industry and compliance risk.  John graduated with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in music performance from Southern Methodist University and Rice University.  He also graduated with a master’s degree in accounting and information management from the University of Texas at Dallas.  He currently lives in Richardson with his wife Lauren, and his four children Jack, June, Sam, and Luke.