Each year, the Illinois CPA Society recognizes outstanding leaders within the CPA community through our awards. To see the descriptions and criteria of each award, please click on the bold blue award names below.


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 accounting and finance professional who has made substantial contributions to their organization and community.

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
Women to Watch Experienced Leader Award
Women to Watch Emerging Leader Award
Outstanding Educator Awards
Lester H. McKeever Jr. Experienced Leader in Advancing Diversity Award
Lester H. McKeever Jr. Emerging Leader in Advancing Diversity Award
Young Professionals Leadership Award
Time and Talent Public Service Volunteerism Award
2024 Distinguished Service Awards

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