Young CPAs receive Standing Ovation in FVS


Twenty young CPAs were recognized under the Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Standing Ovation program for significant contributions in their accounting specialty areas and in their communities.

All the 2017 FVS Standing Ovation recipients hold the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) or Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) specialty credential, with 30% holding both. The 2017 recipients are:

  • Howard Berkowitz, Berkeley Research Group, New York City
  • Joshua Downey, SC&H Group, Sparks, Md.
  • Dan Etherton, Stout Risius Ross, Los Angeles
  • Bill Fellows, Deloitte, New York City
  • Alexander Gershner, StoneTurn, New York City
  • Jeremy Golnick, RSM US LLP, Dallas
  • Michael Haugen, HSNO Accountants, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • David Hern, Alvarez and Marsal, Suwanee, Ga.
  • Lynsey Honegger, Davis & Hosfield Consulting LLC, Chicago
  • Jessica Krushensky, Brinig Taylor Zimmer Inc., San Diego
  • Frank Pina, Mercadien, Hamilton, N.J.
  • B. Steven Purdy, Aronson LLC, Rockville, Md.
  • Graham Quast, MNP LLP, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Avi Reichman, Frankel Reichman & Rizzo, Los Angeles
  • Marylee Robinson, Stout Risius Ross, Baltimore
  • Scott Romans, Enderle Besten Dieruf PLLC, Lexington, Ky.
  • Megan Thompson, Thompson Accounting, San José, Calif.
  • Ben Towne, Towne Advisory, San José, Calif.
  • Amy Yurish, Veris Consulting Inc., Reston, Va.
  • Sacha Zadmehran, Hemming Morse, San Francisco

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.