Three Enter Business & Industry Hall of Fame


The AICPA and Ajilon Finance, which provides accounting and financial staffing services, inducted three CPAs into the Institute’s Business & Industry Hall of Fame in October. John Morrow, AICPA vice-president for new finance; award winners Glen M. Elias and Hubert C. Maddy III; and Neil Lebovits, Ajilon president and chief operating officer. (An additional honoree was Keith L. Jones.) The awards recognized the inductees’ insight and vision, understanding of their companies, demonstrated leadership, commitment and strategic ability. Elias led CH2M HILL’s conversion to an innovative global financial system, Maddy directed Summit Financial Group’s growth and financial success and Jones established and developed St. Joe Timberland’s accounting capabilities.

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