Jackie Brown to Retire From MACPA


Jackie Brown, who has been with the Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA) for more than four decades and has served as president and CEO since 2021, is retiring from the organization on June 30.

“[Jackie] is a stellar example of a leader with undying passion for the profession who truly makes a difference,” says Lexy Kessler, a partner with IPA 100 firm Aronson and chair of MACPA’s board of directors.

Brown joined MACPA in 1981 as a member of the association’s public relations team and eventually was named chief operating officer when Tom Hood became CEO in 1997. She was promoted to CEO in February of 2021 when Hood left MACPA for a position at the AICPA.

“[Jackie’s] unique ability is her strength at building relationships, which she has used in every position she has held at the association,” says Hood. “That strength was the glue that held together our leadership team, our volunteer leaders and so many critical external relationships.”

A committee led by Ken Kelly, former chair of the MACPA board of directors, has begun a search for Brown’s permanent successor.




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