CPAs under the age of 36 make up the third annual AICPA Leadership Academy.
This diverse group of CPAs will attend sessions in October to help develop the skills necessary to become the next generation of leaders in business, industry, government and the accounting profession.
Upon graduation from the Leadership Academy, the AICPA recommends each attendee for placement on either an AICPA volunteer committee or a state society volunteer committee in the participant’s home state.
The 34 participants were selected on the basis of their work history, licensure information, professional volunteer activities, community service, and awards and honors. In addition, each candidate supplied a statement explaining why participating in the academy would be important. All finalists were personally approved by both the AICPA chairman and CEO.
Participants represent all four of the Institute’s major membership segments: public accounting, business and industry, government, and academia. The 2011 class has twice the number of business, industry and government participants as the classes of 2009 and 2010. The tax and audit split is 50/50, and 11 states have first-time participants. On an ethnic, gender and geographic basis, they are equally divided between men and women and include CPAs of Asian, African-American, Caucasian, Hispanic/Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander descent from all over the United States.
The Leadership Academy Class of 2011 includes:
- Brandon M. Allfrey, CPA, Squire and Co. PC, Orem, Utah
- Zeeshan Baig, CPA, Uponor, Apple Valley, Minn.
- Anna L. Barnes, CPA, Regions Financial Corp., Birmingham, Ala.
- James K. Boomer, CPA/CITP, Boomer Consulting Inc., Manhattan, Kan.
- Marie Brilmyer, CPA, SS&G Financial Services Inc., Akron, Ohio
- Rachel M. Buse-Flaskey, CPA/ABV/CFF, Eide Bailly LLP, Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Valarie Davis, CPA, Bauknight Pietras & Stormer PA, Columbia, S.C.
- Mandy Kay French, CPA, HoganTaylor LLP, Oklahoma City, Okla.
- Marie Gieringer, CPA, JPMS Cox PLLC, Little Rock, Ark.
- Gerardo Godinez, CPA, Moss Adams LLP, San Diego
- Keith R. Hoffman, CPA, Herbein+Co. Inc., Reading, Pa.
- Audrey J. Jaramillo, CPA, Moss Adams LLP, Albuquerque, N.M.
- Darwin C. Jones, CPA, Apax Partners LP, New York City
- Ernest Dominique Kammogne, CPA, Cargill Inc., Mt. Vernon, Ind.
- Deborah Krambeck, CPA, Frankel Zacharia LLC, Omaha, Neb.
- Luke Lammer, CPA, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
- Raelynn D. Mackenzie, CPA, Amkor Technology, Chandler, Ariz.
- Elizabeth McGlinn, CPA, L.L. Bean Inc., Freeport, Maine
- Dana M. McIntire, CPA, Troutt, Beeman & Co. PC, Harrisonville, Mo.
- Amber Marie Nuse, CPA, McGee, Hearne & Paiz LLP, Cheyenne, Wyo.
- Dominic R. Ortiz, CPA, Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Mayetta, Kan.
- Joshua W. Partlow, CPA, Johnson Lambert & Co. LLP, Burlington, Vt.
- Andrew W. Powell, CPA, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Richmond, Va.
- Ed E. Ramos, CPA, Dwyer Pemberton & Coulson PC, Tacoma, Wash
- Alfonso Rossy Raices, CPA, Deloitte & Touche LLP, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Jeremiah Lee Rouane, CPA, First Interstate Bank, Billings, Mont.
- Robert H. “Bobby” Schroeder IV, CPA, Weaver LLP, Houston
- Robert Smalley III, CPA, BerryDunn, Manchester, N.H.
- Leisa A. Stanberry, CPA, Leisa A. Stanberry CPA, Cookeville, Tenn.
- Shannon M. Stith, CPA, Boise Inc., Boise, Idaho
- Christine D. Sturtevant, CPA, Premier Medical Group Inc., Clarksburg, W.Va.
- Alicia Sweeney, CPA, Ernst & Young LLP, Denver
- Gordon Tom, CPA, KMH LLP, Honolulu
- Jennifer Zerangue, CPA, Broussard Poché Lewis & Breaux LLP, Carencro, La.
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