Each year, the Illinois CPA Society recognizes outstanding leaders within the CPA community through our prestigious awards. To see the descriptions and criteria of each award, please click on the bold blue award names below. The deadline to nominate was Friday, November 29, 2019. If you have any questions, please reach out to
Paige McLeod

Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominate an individual who has demonstrated distinguished service to the Illinois CPA Society and the accounting profession. 

Women to Watch Awards
Nominate a woman who is an emerging young professional or an experienced leader who has made significant contributions to the accounting profession, their organizations, and to the development of women as leaders. 

Lester H. McKeever Jr. Advancing Diversity Awards
Nominate an individual who is an emerging young professional or an outstanding leader committed to increasing diversity in the accounting profession.

Outstanding Educator Awards

Nominate an educator who has made significant contributions to the education of accounting students through their leadership, teaching excellence, and active involvement in the accounting profession.

Young Professionals Leadership Award
Nominate an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in his/her career, in public/community service and through involvement in professional organizations.



Award Winners

  • Lifetime Achievement Award +

  • Outstanding Educator Awards +

  • Lester H. McKeever Jr. Outstanding Leader in Advancing Diversity Award +

  • Lester H. McKeever Jr. Emerging Leader in Advancing Diversity Award +

  • Young Professional Leadership Award +

  • Time and Talent Public Service Volunteerism Award +

  • 2019 Distinguished Service Awards +