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Dan Swanson (Dan Swanson and Associates)

Dan Swanson and Associates

Dan Swanson, CIA, CMA, CISA, CISSP, CAP, is President and CEO of Dan Swanson and Associates. He is a 26-year internal audit veteran, who most recently was director of professional practices at the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). As an independent audit consultant, Dan has completed audit projects for many government, federal, and private sector organizations. Presently, Dan is a Compliance Week columnist and has a monthly column with IT Compliance Institute. Swanson recently led the writing of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) internal audit guide (IAG) for use in audits of compliance & ethics programs ( and participated in the COSO small business task force efforts to provide guidance for smaller public companies regarding internal control over financial reporting ( The author of more than 100 articles on internal auditing and numerous other management topics, Swanson is currently an independent management consultant, a freelance writer, and monthly columnist for Compliance Week.

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