05/07/2014 04:11 PM
BATON ROUGE – LSU Center for Internal Auditing alumni Leslie DeRouen Bordelon and
Laura Allen Soileau are among the Institute of Internal Auditors’ 20 emerging profession
leaders for this year. A panel of judges selected Bordelon, Soileau and the other
18 honorees from a pool of international candidates.
According to Glenn Sumners, director of LSUCIA, Internal Auditor magazine featured
the 20 selected individuals in a piece titled “Taking the Lead.”
“As the article states, these men and women are emerging leaders who are making a
difference in their organizations and are helping shape the future of the internal
audit profession,” Sumners said. “We are not at all surprised that Leslie and Laura
were chosen to be highlighted.”
Bordelon graduated magna cum laude in 2006, and earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting
with a concentration in internal auditing. Additionally, she completed an internship
in 2005, with Houston-based Protiviti Inc., where she now works as senior manager.
“To me, ‘emerging leader’ is a title that I am very humbled and thankful to be associated
with,” Bordelon said. “I have been very fortunate during my time at LSU and Protiviti
to have great leaders to guide me in my career.”
Bordelon added that her definition of a good leader is someone who helps others as
much as they help themselves.
“Knowledge development is key, but to set yourself apart from the pack I feel that
taking an active role in building relationships with co-workers and clients and caring
about them as people is also important,” Bordelon said.
Soileau earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and marketing from the University
of Arkansas in 2000, and her master’s degree in accounting from LSU in 2001. In addition
to being in the LSUCIA program, Soileau earned the award for the highest score on
the CIA exam.
“The LSUCIA program was the highlight of my academic career,” Soileau said. “The opportunities
available to me as a result of going through the program were above and beyond my
The Center for Internal Auditing at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business is a multidisciplinary
program with students from more than 20 different business and non-business majors
that is considered the premier internal audit program in the world. LSUCIA serves
as a model for similar programs in other schools worldwide and provides training to
graduate and undergraduate students for developing an understanding about the internal
auditing profession which encompasses governance, risk, enterprise risk management,
controls, and technology.
For more information, visit www.business.lsu.edu/cia or call 225-578-6221.
Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014