Young CPAs attend annual AICPA Leadership Academy


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.

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