Members recognized for sustained volunteer service

Forty-one CPAs received the AICPA Sustained Contribution Award, which recognizes members of the Institute who have contributed measurably to the AICPA and the CPA profession through their volunteer service.

The recipients (listed here) have served on an Institute volunteer group for 20 or more years and have served at least once as a chair of an AICPA committee, task force, or resource panel.

  • Carl M. Alongi, New Mexico
  • John L. Archambault, Illinois
  • Edward F. Bader, Connecticut
  • Timothy James Bartz, Montana
  • Michael A. Bolas, New York
  • Larren Gary Boomer, Kansas
  • W.A. Broadus Jr., Virginia
  • Andrew J. Capelli, South Carolina
  • Brian Arthur Caswell, New York
  • S. Thomas Cleveland, California
  • John Richard Connell, Colorado
  • Michael A. Conway, South Carolina
  • James B. Downey, New Mexico
  • Dirk Edwards, Oregon
  • James Don Edwards, Georgia
  • Kathryn Forbes, Arizona
  • William M. Grooms, South Carolina
  • Michael W. Harnish, Washington
  • Arthur S. Hoffman, New York
  • William Wallace Holder, California
  • Stephen Downing Holton, Virginia
  • Sandra K. Johnigan, Texas
  • Jean M. Joy, Massachusetts
  • Wayne A. Kolins, New York
  • John Marcus Lacey, California
  • Mary Rapp MacBain, Kansas
  • John R. Meinert, Illinois
  • Edmund R. Noonan, Connecticut
  • David B. Pearson, Missouri
  • Richard E. Piluso, New Jersey
  • Alfred M. Pruskowski, New York
  • Thomas M. Stemlar, Arizona
  • Sandra A. Suran, Oregon
  • Paula Bevels Thomas, Tennessee
  • Patricia A. Thompson, Rhode Island
  • Richard D. Thorsen, Minnesota
  • George H. Tucker III, California
  • Randy S. Watson, Colorado
  • Thomas R. Weirich, Michigan
  • Doyle Z. Williams, Maryland
  • Wes Williams, Indiana


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.