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.