Hearn and Duffus recognized for FVS volunteer service


Bethany Hearn was named Business Valuation Volunteer of the Year, and David Duffus was named Forensic and Litigation Services Volunteer of the Year.

Hearn, a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen in Champaign, Ill., is chair of the AICPA ABV Credential Committee and ABV Exam Content Specification Outline Task Force and is past chair and a current member of the ABV Exam Task Force. She played a leading role evolving the ABV Exam from an exam offered four times a year at testing centers to a globally accessible online exam available 365 days a year. She also is a frequent speaker at the AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services (FVS) Conference and serves as an instructor for the AICPA's National Business Valuation School.

Duffus, a partner with Baker Tilly's forensic, litigation, and valuation services team, serves as a member of the AICPA Forensic and Litigation Services Committee and chair of the AICPA Damages Task Force. He has been instrumental in numerous FVS Section initiatives, such as co-authoring practice aids, and he is a frequent FVS Conference speaker and has served as a member of the conference planning committee.

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