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AICPA President and CEO honored by NABA  
June 2013

AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon received a 2013 Legacy Award from the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. The awards recognize leaders of organizations that have shown long-standing support for NABA’s members and the profession.

The awards are scheduled to be presented June 7 at NABA’s awards gala in Nashville, Tenn., and the honorees will be featured in a video showing the impact their service has had on NABA’s members.

Melancon has challenged the Institute to generate ideas that will result in increased retention and advancement of underrepresented minorities in the accounting profession. Last fall, as part of a renewed focus on diversity, the AICPA created the National Commission on Diversity & Inclusion, which includes representatives from minority professional groups, firms, state societies, and business leaders, to develop strategies that will help ensure CPAs reflect the clients and communities they serve.

“Barry has made attending all the National Commission meetings a priority and actively participates in discussions and decisions that lay the foundation for sustainable improvement in our inclusion efforts,” said Kimberly Brown Drumgo, AICPA director–Diversity & Inclusion. “His ultimate goal is to bring leaders of the profession together and, through their collective efforts, demonstrate progress.”


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Institute recognizes CPA Exam’s top scorers for 2012  
June 2013

The AICPA announced the winners of the 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Awards, which are presented annually to the candidates earning the highest cumulative scores on the four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination.

The award was created in 1923 to honor Sells, one of the country’s first CPAs under the provision of a New York state law and a leader in advancing professional education.

For the 2012 awards, candidates must have earned a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, completed testing during the 2012 calendar year, and passed all four sections of the examination on their first attempt.

More than 92,000 candidates sat for the examination in 2012, and 39 candidates met the award criteria.

The winners and their states of affiliation are:

  • Jill Aoki (Utah)
  • Blake E. Applegate (Illinois)
  • Brad Bowen (Texas)
  • J. Patrick Braun (Texas)
  • Alan L. Burton (Kansas)
  • Andrew Buss (Minnesota)
  • David A. Canedo (Wisconsin)
  • David Eric Carlson (Massachusetts)
  • Devin M. Davidson (Washington)
  • Angel S. Davis (Oregon)
  • Dodge R. Docheff (Missouri)
  • Codie W. Dull (Wisconsin)
  • Martha Everett (Michigan)
  • Alan M. Gnegy (Virginia)
  • Michael Joshua Gorter (Minnesota)
  • Yun Guo (North Carolina)
  • Laura K. Hilby (Iowa)
  • Stephen J. Hruby (Ohio)
  • Kevin Joseph King (Indiana)
  • Tyler John Kleppe (Wisconsin)
  • Veronika R. Krasteva (Florida)
  • Brian Patrick Krogol (Florida)
  • Anthony G. Lemon (Utah)
  • William Richard McGauran (Virginia)
  • Andrew Joseph Napolitano (California)
  • Eliza Claire Nesvog (Washington)
  • Bradley J. Ostendorf (Minnesota)
  • Brighton Ranney (Missouri)
  • Glenn M. Rice (New York)
  • Anthony Salomone (New York)
  • Brent Andrew Schmidt (Ohio)
  • Kim Shriver (Georgia)
  • Mark Stankevitz (Massachusetts)
  • Jennifer Tindle (Texas)
  • Mingyuan Wang (Illinois)
  • Kevin Warbis (Ohio)
  • Adam Matthew Wright (Texas)
  • Po-Feng Yu (Colorado)
  • Ning Zhu (Texas)

 


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AICPA names new vice president–Member Learning & Competency  
June 2013

Clar Rosso was named AICPA’s vice president–Member Learning & Competency.

Rosso will lead the Publications, Conferences and Web Events, and Professional Development teams. Before joining the AICPA, she was COO of the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) and the CalCPA Education Foundation.


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