OUR LAST WORD
With the poignant sentiment that
closing a chapter of life brings, each member
of the JofA
editorial and design
team wishes to say farewell. On January 19 we
hand over the magazine to the new team in the
AICPAs new digs in Durham, N.C. with hopes they
enjoy working for you as much as we have. The
team, clockwise from top left:
Jeryl Costello (Art
Director, 21 years). Im proud to hold
the distinction of being the first Art Director of
the Journal of Accountancy. Producing
over 250 issues, the thrill of seeing the most
recent edition arrive hot off the press each
month never diminished. Im honored to have been a
caretaker of this important and distinguished
(Assistant Editor, 20 years).
Where did the time go? I have been
privileged to work for the JofA and
have made many friends along the way. I would like
to thank my colleagues, the JofA
editorial advisers, technical reviewers and
authors, who have helped to make my association
with the Institute a most pleasant and memorable
(Assistant Editor, 10 years).
When I came on board the JofA ,
Smart Stops on the Web premiered in February
1997 as three-quarters of a column and gradually
worked its way up to its own page by the December
1999 issue, where it has thrived. I want to take
this opportunity to thank all of my loyal readers
who have kept Smart Stops on the Web going
strong for the past decade.
Michael Hayes (Senior Editor, 9
years). If money is the blood of nations,
dispersing nourishment far and wide, then CPAs
help keep the pressure and circulation steady.
Being on the JofA isnt quite like
ER, but Ive loved being an editor and writer for
this vital world. Indeed, the process has always
been exciting, honorable, rigorous, hopeful. Its
been a pleasure. Thank you.
Laura Baron (Features Copy
Editor, 6 years). Like the accounting
profession, the Journal of Accountancy
is a tradition of excellence and its been an
honor to serve the readership. As I move on to
future endeavors, my only hope is that the
talented people Ive worked with over the years
have rubbed off on me! Thank you all!
Cheryl Rosen (Managing
Editor, 3 years). We think the
Journal will not be the same without
usand of course it wont be. But the JofA
has spent the past 100 years bringing CPAs
together, and I know it will go on enlightening
and informing you for 100 more. Its been my
pleasure and honor to be part of its history.
(Senior Editor, 16 years). I wish
farewell to the many friends I have made at the
AICPA, especially my Journal
colleagues past and present. I also offer best
wishes to our successors in Durham. As I end my
tenure here, I look forward to the professional
challenges ahead but will always remember Colleen
Katzs support and guidance. And thanks to our
readersthey are the reason we do this every
(Senior Editor, 2 years).
It has been an honor and a privilege working for
the JofA for the past couple of
years. I have enjoyed providing readers with
articles that they could utilize in their
practices. It has been a very rewarding
(Editor-in-Chief, 19 years).
It was a journalists dream job: A profession
facing terrific expansion and challenges, a
magazine to track it all, a talented staff,
members whose dedication never faltered and became
good friends. What superb memories I have. Thanks.
(Senior Editor, 7 years). Ive enjoyed 7
fulfilling years with my JofA friends
and colleagues. Together with member authors and
editorial advisers as well as AICPA staff, we have
been committed to providing information that helps
you serve your clients and employers with maximum
effectiveness. Au revoir.
Katharine Coveleski (Senior
Editor, 10 years). Working on the
JofA has been a truly interesting time
for me. I will miss the excitement of getting the
magazine into print each month, the sense of
mission my colleagues and I shared in the process,
and the satisfaction of a tangible result.
Congratulations to the new staff.