Standing Ovation recognizes contributions in IMTA

Nineteen young CPAs received the Standing Ovation recognition for contributions to the areas of information management and technology assurance.

The Standing Ovation program recognizes young CPAs who exhibit outstanding professional achievement in specialization areas. Nomination requirements for the Standing Ovation program in the IMTA specialty area include maintaining an active CPA license, being an AICPA member in good standing, holding the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) credential, and exhibiting outstanding professional achievement. Nominees must also be 40 years of age or under.

This year's recipients are:

Sundeep Bablani, Austin, Texas

Jim Boomer, Manhattan, Kan.

Kelly Cassidy, Englewood, N.J.

Jeffrey Cook, Vienna, Va.

Troy Fine, Pittsburgh

Julie Gustavsson, Glen Allen, Va.

Justin Harmon, Eastman, Ga.

Marie Hibbert, Debary, Fla.

Apoorve Jain, Phoenix

Dale Livezey, San Francisco

Matthew O'Leary, New York City

Chris Pinell, Covington, La.

Elizabeth Pittelkow, Chicago

Ketul Raval, Shelton, Conn.

Brent Reese, Columbia, S.C.

Donny Shimamoto, Honolulu

Mike Skinner, Memphis, Tenn.

Kyle Viele, Midlothian, Va.

Su Wah, Houston


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