Every year, the Illinois CPA Society recognizes outstanding leaders within the CPA community through our prestigious awards. We are proud and excited to announce the 2019 award recipients. Please join us in celebrating the following individuals and organization!

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Lee-A.-Gould

Lee A. Gould, CPA/ABV, JD, CFE, CFF
Managing Member, Gould & Pakter Associates LLC 


Women to Watch Awards

Experienced Leaders

 

Rebekuh-Eley

Rebekuh Eley, CPA, MST
Senior Manager, RSM US LLP

Kristen-L.-Fitzpatrick

Kristen L. Fitzpatrick, CPA
Managing Principal, Miller Cooper & Co., Ltd.

Emerging Leaders

 

Julia-Haried

Julia Haried
Audit and Assurance Advisory Services Senior, Deloitte LLP
Co-Founder, Maker Girl

Charlene-Rhinehart

Charlene Rhinehart, CPA
Managing Director, CEO Unlimited LLC
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Wealthy Women Daily


Lester H. McKeever Jr. Advancing Diversity Awards

Outstanding Leader

 

Gregg-S.-Woodruff

Gregg S. Woodruff, CPA, PhD
Department Chair, Western Illinois University

Emerging Leader

 

Chinedu-C.-Iwuora

Chinedu C. Iwuora, CPA
Audit & Assurance Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP


Outstanding Educator Awards 

Terese-Kasson-1

Terese Kasson, CPA, MSBA
Instructor, McKendree University

Bridgette-E.-Mahan

Bridgette E. Mahan, CPA, MBA
Instructor, Harold Washington College

Margaret-M.-Tower

Margaret M. Tower, CPA, MBA
Instructor, DePaul University
Director, Office of Student Engagement and Mentorship Program


Young Professional Leadership Award

Nicole-Presperin

Nicole Presperin, CPA
Senior Director, New Ventures Group, Aon plc


Time and Talent Public Service Volunteerism Award

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP - This past year, almost 100 volunteers participated in the Illinois CPA Society’s CPA Day of Service at three different locations throughout the state:

  • The Oakbrook office had employees volunteer at Feed My Starving Children
  • The Peoria office had employees volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
  • The Champaign office had employees volunteer at the Eastern Illinois Food Bank

Distinguished Service Awards 

  • Linda Abernethy, RSM US LLP, Governmental Executive Committee
  • Christopher Beaulieu, Blue Money Strategy Inc., Taxation State & Local Content Advisory Group
  • Joseph Bigane, JFB Tax Consulting LLC, Taxation State & Local Content Advisory Group
  • Tony Boras, Crowe LLP, Governmental Report Review Committee
  • Jeffrey Butler, Wipfli, LLP, Taxation Flow-through Entities Content Advisory Group
  • Anthony Cervini, Sikich LLP, Governmental Report Review Committee
  • Frank Cesario, CTI Industries, Corporate Finance Content Advisory Group
  • Tim Crosby, Marcum LLP, Corporate Finance Content Advisory Group
  • Cary Drazner, Marcum LLP, Corporate Finance Content Advisory Group
  • James Eisenmenger, Martin Hood LLC, Taxation Flow-through Entities Content Advisory Group
  • Richard Gaul, RSM US LLP, Governmental Report Review Committee
  • Amy Jenkins, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Governmental Report Review Committee
  • Sean Kruskol, Cornerstone Research, Audit and Assurance Services Committee
  • Patrick McCarthy, O’Connor, Brooks & Co., CPA’s, Governmental Report Review Committee
  • Kathy Musial, Wipfli LLP, Employee Benefits Committee
  • Jason Parish, Plante Moran PLLC, Scholarship Selection Committee
  • Daniel Rahill, BDO USA LLP, Taxation Business Content Advisory Group
  • Deborah Rood, CNA Insurance, CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois Board of Directors
  • Michael Singer, Michael J. Singer & Co. PC, Taxation Practice & Procedures Committee
  • Jonathan Sniegowski, Mowery & Schoenfeld LLC, Taxation Flow-through Entities Content Advisory Group
  • Keith Staats, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Taxation State & Local Content Advisory Group
  • Matthew Vertin, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Taxation Flow-through Entities Content Advisory Group