Young CPAs recognized with Standing Ovation in PFP


Twenty-two CPAs received the PFP Standing Ovation recognition for their contributions in the area of personal financial planning.

The Standing Ovation program honors young CPAs who demonstrate exceptional professional achievement in specialization areas. Nominees must be 40 years old or younger, and requirements include maintaining an active CPA license, being an AICPA member in good standing, and holding the PFS credential.

This year's recipients are:

Mark Astrinos, Vista Wealth Management, Palo Alto, Calif.

Cromwell Baun, UBS Financial Services Inc., Atlanta

Christopher Benson, L.K. Benson & Co., Baltimore

Clark M. Blackman III, MBR Financial, Houston

Derek Bland, LBMC Investment Advisors LLC, Brentwood, Tenn.

Galina Courson, The Financial Discovery Group, Atlanta

Douglas Duerr, Duerr & Duerr LLP, Montville, N.J.

Ryan Franklin, Moss Adams, Yakima, Wash.

Andrew Frye, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Minneapolis

Daniel Heyman, Heyman Wealth Management LLC, Los Angeles

David Kirk, EY, Washington

Brian Laible, Landmark Wealth Management, Amherst, N.Y.

Raymond Lucia Jr., Lucia Capital Group, San Diego

Michael Maiorano, TrueWealth LLC, Atlanta

Frederick Mangan Jr., Mangan Wealth Management Inc., Seattle

Jonathan Mayer, EY, Atlanta

Antonio Morrison, Legacy Planning Solutions PC, Chesapeake, Va.

David Oransky, Laminar Wealth LLC, Chesterfield, Mo.

Nicholas Reiber, Horne Wealth Advisors, Ridgeland, Miss.

Ross Riskin, Riskin & Riskin PC, Orange, Conn.

Amy Sonstein, Sonstein Financial Group, Marlton, N.J.

W. Ashley Thiem, Paraklete Financial Inc., Charleston, S.C.

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