GRC Group (SOX Institute) Announces Winners for 2010 GRC MVP Awards

Clifton, NJ, June 10, 2011 --( GRC Group ( today announced the winners of its 2010 GRC MVP Awards. The 2010 GRC MVP Awards recognize individual achievement and professional contributions in governance, risk management, and compliance during the 2010 calendar year. “The GRC MVP Awards serve to draw well-deserved attention to the exemplary work of those who have created strong GRC leadership within their organizations,” said Sanjay Anand, CEO of the GRC Group. “In the process, their professional contributions raise the bar within the GRC field and their industry, as well as contribute to their companies’ bottom lines through improved processes and accountability,” he said.

GRC Group is pleased to honor the following professionals for their outstanding work during 2010. (Finalist(s) have been listed below in ascending order by last name.)

Category: Governance and IS/IT Governance
Winner: Norman Marks, V.P. and Evangelist of GRC and Business Analytics, SAP
Finalist: Dr. Kaan Ramazan Cakali, Internal Audit V.P., Finansbank
Finalist: Zabihollah Rezaee, Professor, The University of Memphis
Finalist: Craig Rowlands, Head of Data Management, Barclays Bank PLC.

Category: Risk Management and IS/IT Risk Management
Winner: Dr. Peter Hughes, CPA, Director of Internal Audit, Orange County
Dr. Peter Hughes would like to thank the following team players for their contributions: Autumn Mc Kinney, Wilson Crider, Eli Littner, Mike Goodwin and Alan Marcum
Finalist: Charles Pierce, V.P., Morgan Stanley

Category: Compliance and IS/IT Compliance
Winner: Destry Gillette, V.P., Global SOX Compliance, First Data Corporation
Finalist: Sudha Manoj, Associate V.P., Deloitte Support Services
Finalist: Karen Maxwell, SOX Process Architect, Boeing.

GRC Group is perceived as the gold standard in recognizing knowledge of best practices in governance, risk management, and compliance. “We offer our heartfelt congratulations to the 2010 GRC MVP Award winners and finalists. We are proud to accord these professionals the recognition they deserve,” concluded Anand.

GRC Group offers its members the most comprehensive training, knowledge, education, and certifications in governance, risk, and compliance. Through its SOX Institute and GRC Institute, GRC Group empowers its members with the expertise necessary to meet their formidable professional responsibilities today and in the coming years. Memberships are available at

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