CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois Appoints 2018-2019 Board of Directors

CHICAGO, April 11, 2018The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the charitable partner of the Illinois CPA Society, announced its Board of Directors to serve April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019.

“I’m very honored to serve another year as president of the CPA Endowment Fund,” said Deborah K. Rood, Risk Control Consulting Director at CNA Insurance. “This past year we’ve done tremendous work strengthening our programs and expanding our outreach to students and future CPAs in need of our support. I’m excited to build upon our efforts this year and eager to continue promoting the CPA credential and paving the way for tomorrow’s CPAs.”

Last year, the CPA Endowment Fund provided nearly $200,000 in scholarship and outreach support to a diverse group of more than 150 deserving future CPAs across the state.

2018-2019 Officers of the CPA Endowment Fund Board of Directors:

Deborah K. Rood, CPA, MST | CNA Insurance

Vice President
Sara J. Mikuta, CPA, CGMA, CIA, CRMA | Wipfli LLP

Howard I. Blumstein, CPA | BDO USA, LLP

Kimberley A. Waite, CPA | Marcum LLP

Immediate Past President

Kenton J. Klaus, CPA | Deloitte LLP

2018-2019 Members of the CPA Endowment Fund Board of Directors:

Brent A. Baccus, CPA | Washington, Pittman & McKeever LLC

Terry A. Bishop, CPA | Sikich LLP    

Martrice Caldwell, CPA | OneGoal

Vilma Y. Chan | PwC LLP

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

Edward J. Hannon, CPA, JD, LLM | Quarles & Brady LLP

Scott G. Lehman, CPA | Crowe Horwath LLP

Elizabeth A. Murphy, PhD, CPA | DePaul University

Jason Parish, CPA, MST | Plante Moran PLLC

Floyd D. Perkins, CPA, JD, LLM | Nixon Peabody LLP

Daniel F. Rahill, CPA, JD, LLM, CGMA | BDO USA, LLP  

Kimberly R. Rice, CPA, MST | R&M Consulting LLC

Elizabeth J. Sloan, CPA | Grant Thornton LLP

Connie S. Watkins, CPA | Lakeside Bank (Retired)

Ex-Officio Directors

Lisa Hartkopf, CPA | Ernst & Young 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.



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