AICPA Announces Graduates of 2015 Leadership Academy

The AICPA has announced the 2015 Leadership Academy graduating class.

These 37 future leaders of the accounting profession participated in an intensive four-day program in Durham, N.C. They discussed important issues facing the profession and participated in leadership development sessions with some of the profession’s most influential leaders, including AICPA Chair Tommye Barie and Barry Melancon, the Institute’s president and CEO.

“Leadership Academy is a commitment from the AICPA to develop the next generation of CPAs to lead the profession and ensure that it continues to thrive. This year’s class is an extremely talented and diverse group that will continue to make impressive contributions to the accounting profession for years to come,” Barie says.

Having just graduated its seventh class, more than 200 CPAs have graduated from the Leadership Academy.

“Leadership Academy provided me with tools and resources for better decisionmaking, as well as connecting to young leaders in the profession who now share the Leadership Academy experience,” says Lindsay Stevenson, 1st Financial Bank USA, Dakota Dunes, S.D., and a 2015 Leadership Academy graduate.

The AICPA selected the 2015 Leadership Academy from candidates recommended by their employers, state CPA societies or both.

The full 2015 Leadership Academy class is listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Diego J. Baca, EY LLP, Denver, Colo.
  • Renee Bardenwerper, Winter, Kloman, Moter & Repp, Oconomowoc, Wis.
  • Andrew J. Beyeler, Lenhart, Mason & Associates, Casper, Wyo.
  • Caleb R. Bullock, Somerset CPAs, P.C., Indianapolis
  • Alex Bybee, High Rock Accounting, Reno, Nev.
  • Ryan Corbett, Intuit, San Diego, Calif.
  • Rod K. Dooley Jr., Dooley and Company, Lexington, S.C.
  • Adam Dubuque, Johnson Lambert, Burlington, Vt.
  • Bridget J. Duzzie, PwC, Denver, Colo.
  • Cheryl L. Exline, Arnett Carbis Toothman, Charleston, W.V.
  • Rodalyn May A. Gerardo, Office of Public Accountability, Guam, Hagatna, Guam
  • Nathaniel Goldman, PwC, Atlanta
  • Louis Griego, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Jason Hardy, Grossman Yanak & Ford, Pittsburgh
  • Kimberly Hardy, Matthews, Cutrer & Lindsay, Ridgeland, Miss.
  • Elizabeth Hazi, Brooksdale Senior Living, Milwaukee
  • Kari L. Hipsak, Anchin, Block & Anchin, New York,
  • Angela Ho, Northfield Bank, Woodbridge, N.J.
  • Mitzi Hollenbeck, Sharkansky, Brockton, Mass.
  • Thomas Huling, Thomas, Head & Greisen, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Tim Jipping, Plante & Moran, PLLC, Chicago
  • Corey R. King, KPMG, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Kristin Mack, Mack Accounting Services, Redmond, Wash.
  • Joan Monaghan, Eagle County Government, Eagle, Colo.
  • Gary Mornhinweg, Cheyenne Petroleum Company, Oklahoma City
  • Katharine O’Sullivan, BerryDunn CPAs and Consultants, Manchester, N.H.
  • Aaron Olson, T.P. Anderson & Company, P.C., Humboldt, Iowa
  • Remi Omisore, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Timonium, Md.
  • Jeff Paesl, Lutz and Company, PC, Omaha, Neb.
  • Joanna Purtell, United Technologies Corporation, Farmington, Conn.
  • Jessica Satterfield, Incite Rehab, Conway, Ark.
  • Nuria S. Seijas, Allegiance Bank, Houston
  • Jonathan Simon, Regions Bank, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Lindsay Stevenson, 1st Financial Bank USA, Dakota Dunes, S.D.
  • Aaron Thacker, Tanner, Salt Lake City
  • Brian Vnak, Wealth Enhancement Group, Minneapolis
  • Maria Young, Radix Accounting, Portland, OR