AICPA Honors CPA and Firm for Public Service Efforts

Robert F. Kevane, CPA, and Mountjoy & Bressler LLP received the AICPA’s 2006 Public Service Awards.

Doyle Williams, CPA, Ph.D., chair of the Institute’s Awards Committee, dean emeritus of Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and senior scholar in the accounting department of Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business in Georgia, presented the awards at the AICPA spring council meeting in May.

Kevane, owner of the Kevane Company Inc., in La Mesa, Calif., has served on the boards of more than 40 local organizations, such as the San Diego Blood Bank and the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County Foundation.

Mountjoy & Bressler LLP, of Louisville, Ky., was recognized for corporate citizenship. The firm encourages employee volunteerism and supported such organizations as the Special Olympics of Kentucky, Junior Achievement and the American Cancer Society.


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