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
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)
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.