Standing Ovation program recognizes CPAs for contributions to PFP and IMTA


Eleven young CPAs received Standing Ovation awards, which recognize professional achievement in personal financial planning (PFP), business valuation, and forensic accounting, and in information management and technology assurance (IMTA).

The 2020 PFP Standing Ovation recipients, all of whom hold the PFS credential, are:

  • Nathan Byers, BMO Wealth Management, Madison, Wis.
  • Drew Digby, TrustCore, Brentwood, Tenn.
  • Conner Kolodge, Cherry Tree Wealth Management, St. Louis Park, Minn.
  • Shane Mason, Brooklyn FI, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Joshua Morris, Strategic Financial Planning, Plano, Texas

The 2020 IMTA Standing Ovation recipients, all of whom hold the CITP credential, are:

  • Phyllis Amdur, E*TRADE, Arlington, Va.
  • Marisa Doras Bayoro, Tuba Group Inc., Dacula, Ga.
  • Julien Marais, KPMG, Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec
  • Dean Papadopoulos, KPMG, Forest Hills, N.Y.
  • Jon Powell, Moore Colson CPAs & Advisors, Atlanta
  • Kevin Wang, Warren Averett LLC, Birmingham, Ala.

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.