CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois Appoints 2019-2020 Board of Directors

CHICAGO, April 10, 2019The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the charitable partner of the Illinois CPA Society, announced its Board of Directors to serve April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020.

“I am honored to serve as the president of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois and to lead the important scholarship and outreach programs that make a significant impact on many people’s lives,” said Sara J. Mikuta, Partner at Wipfli LLP. “I look forward to working with this board to collectively share our knowledge and experiences to support those in need, reward them for their achievements, and ultimately strengthen the future of the CPA profession.”

Last year, the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois provided $200,000 in scholarship and outreach support to a diverse group of 170 deserving future CPAs across the state.

2019-2020 Officers of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois Board of Directors:

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

Vice President
Kimberley A. Waite, CPA | Marcum LLP

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

Howard I. Blumstein, CPA | BDO USA LLP (Retired) / Loyola University

Immediate Past President

Deborah K. Rood, CPA, MST | CNA Insurance

2019-2020 Members of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois Board of Directors:

Martrice Caldwell, CPA | OneGoal

Vilma Y. Chan | PwC LLP

Rebekuh A. Eley, CPA | RSM US LLP

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

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

Kenton J. Klaus, CPA | Deloitte LLP

Elizabeth A. Murphy, PhD, CPA | DePaul University (Retired)

Jason Parish, CPA, MST | Plante Moran PLLC

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

Walter (Bud) E. Rein, CPA | KPMG LLP

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

Leilani N. Rodrigo, CPA, CGMA | E.C. Ortiz & Co. LLP

Michael J. Rodriguez, CPA | WEC Energy Group

Elizabeth J. Sloan, CPA | Grant Thornton LLP

Jeffery P. Watson, CPA | Miller Cooper & Company Ltd.

Ex-Officio Directors:

Rosaria Cammarata, CPA, CGMA | Mattersight Corporation

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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