Bonnie Klamm, NDSU professor of accounting and information systems, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Red River Valley chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. She was honored during the group’s annual meeting April 24 in Fargo.
“We are proud to honor a woman who has given so much to our group and the audit profession. She’s been a vital partner in our chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors,” said chapter president Patty Olson. “Bonnie has been instrumental with the formation of the Red River Valley Chapter by creating strategic planning for the chapter, establishing policies for business operation, providing oversight of the chapter’s financial integrity, monitoring the achievement of the chapters long-term vision and being a liaison between the chapter and students.”
Olson noted Klamm was a founding member of the chapter and has served on the Board of Governors and Membership Committee since 2015.
Klamm, who joined the NDSU faculty in 2000, teaches Accounting Information Systems, Elements of Accounting II and Financial Statement Analysis.
“It was very exciting to work with professionals in the business community to form the Red River Valley Chapter, which is the second IIA chapter in North Dakota,” said Klamm, who plans to retire on May 15. “The chapter’s outreach to our students has been equally exciting as members interact with students and provide them with information about internal auditing careers. The chapter has also awarded student memberships – so, it’s a great opportunity for our students that the business community initiated the formation of a Red River Valley chapter.”
Her vita lists 23 publications and 39 proceedings and presentations. Her numerous other honors include the 2012 American Accounting Association Midwest Region Outstanding Service Award, 2008 Apple Polisher Award, 2007 Certificate of Merit Award from the Institute of Management Accountants.
She is a member of several professional groups, including the American Institute of CPAs, American Accounting Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, California Society of CPAs, Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors and North Dakota Society of CPAs. She was a 2003 Pinnacle Award finalist.
Klamm earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, her master’s degree in taxation at California State University, Fullerton, and her doctorate in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.