Thirty-six young CPAs attended the 2019 AICPA Leadership Academy, a four-day program created to inspire, nurture, and empower the next generation of leaders.
During the event in Durham, N.C., interactive workshops gave participants access to advanced leadership training, networking activities, and presentations from some of the profession's top thought leaders, including Bill Reeb, AICPA chair; Barry Melancon, president and CEO of the AICPA and CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants; and Mark Koziel, executive vice president—Firm Services for the Association.
The 2019 Leadership Academy class is:
Lauren Aldrich, Heard, McElroy & Vestal LLC, Shreveport, La.
Robert Allen, The Allen CPA Firm PLLC, Houston
Karen Bartlett, O'Brien Shortle Reynolds & Sabotka, Rutland, Vt.
Jose Borbon, Kearny Bank, Fairfield, N.J.
Chris Brown, Beall Barclay & Company PLC, Fort Smith, Ark.
Clara Cohen, Bedrock Wealth Strategies, Elmsford, N.Y.
Kelly Crow, Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC, Memphis, Tenn.
Brittany Cummings, BKD, Springfield, Mo.
Sarah Flischel, Kundinger, Corder & Engle PC, Denver
Jessica Foster, Cohen & Company, Youngstown, Ohio
Austin Foust, HoganTaylor LLP, Tulsa, Okla.
Amanda Gessner, Schmitz-Holmstrom LLP, Bismarck, N.D.
Matt Heo, Aronson LLC, Rockville, Md.
Michael Jamison, OnTarget CPA, Indianapolis
Andrew Jordan, Jordan CPA Services, Carthage, Mo.
Shakor Jukes, Target, Minneapolis
Brian Klintworth, HBE LLP, Lincoln, Neb.
Jennifer Koffman, Bellows Associates PA, Plantation, Fla.
Ryan LaRue, StoneTurn, Boston
James McGettigan, Stoker Ostler, a part of BMO Financial Group, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Lacy McMoarn, Marcum LLP, Portland, Maine
Jessica Mytrohovich, Georgia Society of CPAs, Atlanta
Eugene Park, HeinfeldMeech Co. PC, Phoenix
Becky Peterson, Woltman Group, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Colin Proctor, Marshall Retail Group, Las Vegas
Charlene Rhinehart, CEO Unlimited LLC, Chicago
Alexandria Romero, McPherson, Goodrich, Paolucci & Mihelich PC, Pueblo, Colo.
Adam Schrom, Bloomberg BNA, Arlington, Va.
Navneet Sharma, KNAV PA, Atlanta
Jordyn Sherman, Advantis Credit Union, Clackamas, Ore.
Ashley Sullivan, Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC, Jackson, Miss.
Dalton Sweaney, Gray, Salt & Associates LLP, Claremont, Calif.
Jana Walker, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, Okla.
Brittany Wilson, MHP LLP, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Kendall Wilson, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Raleigh, N.C.
Samantha Young, Cohos Advisors, Lancaster, N.H.