CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

CHICAGO, May 18, 2016 The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the Illinois CPA Society’s (ICPAS) charitable partner, has announced its officers and directors to serve on the 2016-2017 CPA Endowment Fund Board of Directors. The new volunteer leaders recently began their new terms after being announced in April.

“I’m honored to continue to serve as president of the CPA Endowment Board,” said Kenton J. Klaus, partner in the Global Employer Services Practice of Deloitte Tax LLP, and serving in his second term as the organization’s President. “The profession means a great deal to me personally. Being a CPA has provided me with a fulfilling career that has allowed me to teach, to travel, and most importantly, to give back to support the future of the profession. This is very rewarding work.”

Klaus has been an instructor at DePaul University’s Driehaus School of Business. In addition, he is involved with programs such as World at Work, the Employee Relocation Council and he has served on a number of not-for-profit boards. Klaus currently chairs the CPA Endowment Fund’s Board’s Scholarship Selection Committee and is a member of the Fundraising Committee. In 2012, he received the ICPAS Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Diversity Award.

2016-2017 Officers of the CPA Endowment Fund Board of Directors:

Kenton J. Klaus | Deloitte LLP

Vice President
Deborah K. Rood | CNA Insurance

Kimberley A. Waite | Marcum LLP

Sara J. Mikuta | Wipfli LLP

2016-2017 Members of the CPA Endowment Fund Board of Directors:

Maria F. Balita | Adelfia LLC 

Howard L. Blumstein | BDO USA LLP

Le Monte G. Booker | The Field Museum

Bruce Breitweiser | Graham Newlin LLC

Lee A. Gould | Gould & Pakter Associates LLC

William P. Graf | Deloitte LLP

Brian J. Hunt | The Hunt Law Group LLC

James P. Jones | Edward Don & Company

Scott G. Lehman | Crowe Horwath LLP

Elizabeth A. Murphy | DePaul University

Jason Parish | Plante Moran PLLC

Floyd D. Perkins | Nixon Peabody LLP

Daniel F. Rahill | Alvarez & Marsal Taxand LLC

Rachel M. Stushek | Grant Thornton LLP

Connie S. Watkins | Lakeside Bank (Retired)

Ex-Officio Directors

Edward J. Hannon | Quarles & Brady LLP

Todd M. Shapiro | Illinois CPA Society

About the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois 

The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1998 by Illinois CPA Society members. The Fund was created to ensure ongoing funding for scholarship and outreach programs. The programs are geared toward encouraging individuals to choose accounting as a career choice and achieve the CPA credential.

About the Illinois CPA Society

The Illinois CPA Society, with more than 24,000 members, is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. Our mission is dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA profession through the strategic initiatives of advocacy, information, education and connections. 



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