Kathryn A. Forbes, CPA, and Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC partner Gary Schlappe, CPA, accept AICPA Public Service Awards from Doyle Z. Williams, chair of the AICPA Awards Committee, as AICPA Chair Robert L. Bunting looks on. The prize recognizes AICPA members who have made significant contributions to their communities.
Forbes is national chair of volunteers of the American Red Cross and served as vice-chair and audit committee chair of the National Board of Governors, which managed $1 billion in donations received following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Executive vice-president and CFO of eTec, an engineering firm in Phoenix, Forbes also is president of the AICPA Foundation, a member of the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission and a past member of the AICPA board of directors.
Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC has been active in public service since 1955 and helped establish the Western Kansas Community Foundation, which makes philanthropic grants to humanitarian, educational and cultural groups. The firm also supports the YMCA, United Way, Rotary, Kiwanis and other such organizations.
Charles H. Smith, CPA, accepted the AICPA 2005 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award from AICPA Chair Robert L. Bunting at the spring council meeting. Smith is KPMG Professor of Accounting at Penn State University. The author of many articles published in domestic and foreign journals, he also has received numerous teaching awards and is active in several student-mentoring organizations. The annual citation recognizes a full-time accounting educator for excellence in teaching and national prominence in the accounting profession.