AICPA has named Sue Coffey as its new CEO of public accounting. A 30-year veteran of the AICPA, Coffey previously served as executive vice president of public practice.
“This is a tremendous achievement and reflects Sue’s leadership and strategic capabilities, plus the hard work and success of Sue and her team,” says AICPA president and CEO Barry Melancon. “The Association’s support of the business community, CPA firms of all sizes and the public continues to grow, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am confident that with Sue’s passion and talent, the accounting profession will further leverage its strengths and thrive.”
In her new role, Coffey will lead key strategic initiatives, including identifying and supporting the performance of emerging advisory and assurance services, evolving the CPA pipeline and the value of the CPA and reimagining and transforming how some of the profession’s most important services are performed. She will also focus on building relationships with key profession leaders and stakeholders – including domestic and global firms, as well as governmental and private organizations – to identify and develop opportunities and quality within the profession.
“My new role will allow me to engage my strategic thinking, relationship-building and problem-solving experience in finding new ways to support and grow the profession and its commitment to protecting the public,” says Coffey.
She is a licensed CPA in New York and New Jersey and is a member of both the AICPA and the New Jersey Society of CPAs.