Senior Vice President, Audit and Chief Risk Officer, IPG
Julie Connors joined the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) in February 2010 as Senior Vice President, Audit and Chief Risk Officer. In this position, reporting to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Frank Mergenthaler and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, Connors oversees the company’s global audit and risk strategies, including corporate compliance, business continuity, crisis management and other key governance initiatives.
Connors is a CPA with more than 15 years of experience specializing in internal audit, enterprise-wide risk management services and Sarbanes-Oxley readiness consulting. Prior to joining Interpublic, Connors was a Partner and one of the key leaders of the enterprise risk and internal audit practices at Deloitte & Touche. In her time there, she helped build the firm’s advanced risk methodologies and led teams serving some of the largest clients of the firm.
During her 15 years at Deloitte & Touche, Connors participated on Deloitte’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) Counsel and led the initiative to bring Deloitte’s WIN programming to the firm’s clients. Connors now serves as the Vice President and Secretary of the Executive Board of the NYC Institute of Internal Auditors (“IIA”). Ms. Connors received the IIA Service Excellence award in 2008 for her efforts in supporting diversity in the profession. Prior to her role at Deloitte, she worked as an internal auditor at R.H. Macy’s & Co.
Connors is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New Jersey State Society of CPAs. She is a Board Member of the Covenant House of New Jersey and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University.