25 leaders named Most Powerful Women in Accounting


Twenty-five leaders in the accounting profession received the 2019 Most Powerful Women in Accounting Award.

The awards, created by CPA Practice Advisor and jointly administered by the AICPA, promote and support the success of women leaders. A group of independent judges selected the award recipients, listed below:

Tommye Barie, senior consulting shareholder, Succession Institute LLC

Samantha Bowling, partner, Garbelman Winslow CPAs

Danielle Supkis Cheek, director of entrepreneurial advisory services, PKF Texas

Susan Coffey, executive vice president—Public Practice, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

Lynne Doughtie, chairman and CEO, KPMG, U.S.

Sarah Elliott, principal and co-founder, Intend2Lead LLC

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, global strategy leader, cloud business group, Oracle

Cathy Engelbert, retired CEO, Deloitte US, and commissioner of the WNBA

Tracey Golden, AICPA vice chair and an audit partner, Deloitte

Kelly Grier, U.S. chairman and managing partner and Americas managing partner, EY

Kacee Johnson, strategic adviser, CPA.com, and founder, Blue Ocean Principles

Elizabeth Pittelkow Kittner, head of finance, International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)

Samantha Mansfield, director of professional development and community, CPA.com

Gail Perry, editor-in-chief, CPA Practice Advisor

Amy Pitter, president and CEO, Massachusetts Society of CPAs

Natasha Schamberger, president and CEO, Kansas Society of CPAs

Lindsay Stevenson, VP—Finance, 1st Financial Bank USA, and founder and CEO, Origin Evolution LLC

Joy Thomas, president and CEO, CPA Canada

Michelle Loyd Thompson, CEO and firm managing partner, Cherry Bekaert LLP

Jacquelyn Tracy, partner, Mandel & Tracy LLC

Amy Vetter, CEO and creator, The B3 Method Institute

Jennifer Warawa, executive vice president of partners, accountants and alliances, Sage

Sandra Wiley, president, Boomer Consulting Inc.

Jennifer Wilson, co-founder and partner, ConvergenceCoaching LLC

Candace Wright, director, Accounting & Assurance Services Group, Postlethwaite & Netterville

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