Illinois CPA Society Announces 2023-2024 Board of Directors

Three directors serving into 2026 bring new voices to the influential board.

CHICAGO, April 3, 2023 – The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)—one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation—is proud to formally announce its new board of directors for the April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024, fiscal year.

The board welcomes three new directors serving through March 2026, including Lindy R. Ellis, CPA, partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s financial accounting advisory services practice in Chicago; Joshua Herbold, Ph.D., CPA, teaching professor and associate head in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Gies College of Business; and Leilani N. Rodrigo, CPA, CGMA, partner at Roth & Co. LLP in Chicago.

“I look forward to working with these diverse and dedicated professionals to carry on the Illinois CPA Society’s rich 120-year history of enhancing the value of the CPA profession,” says Geoffrey Brown, CAE, ICPAS president and CEO. “We’re fortunate to have a deep roster of thought leaders available to share their collective insight and vision with us as we strive to make the profession more attractive to future generations, be opportunistic in addressing the profession’s challenges, expand the society’s influence, and safeguard the CPA’s reputation as the most trusted and strategic business advisor.”

2023-2024 Illinois CPA Society Board of Directors


Jonathan W. Hauser, CPA | KPMG LLP

Vice Chairperson
Deborah K. Rood, CPA, MST | CNA Insurance

Brian J. Blaha, CPA | Wipfli LLP 

Mark W. Wolfgram, CPA, MST | Bel Brands USA Inc.

Immediate Past Chairperson
Mary K. Fuller, CPA | Citrin Cooperman


John C. Bird, CPA | RSM US LLP
Jennifer L. Cavanaugh, CPA | Grant Thornton LLP
Brian E. Daniell, CPA | West & Company LLC
Pedro A. Diaz de Leon, CPA, CFE, CIA | Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC
Kimi L. Ellen, CPA | Benford Brown & Associates LLC
Lindy R. Ellis, CPA | Ernst & Young LLP
Jennifer L. Goettler, CPA, CFE | Sikich LLP
Monica N. Harrison, CPA | CliftonLarsonAllen LLP 
Joshua Herbold, Ph.D., CPA | University of Illinois
Scott E. Hurwitz, CPA | Deloitte LLP (Retired)
Joshua D. Lance, CPA, CGMA | Lance CPA Group
Enrique Lopez, CPA | Lopez & Company CPAs Ltd.
Leilani N. Rodrigo, CPA, CGMA | Roth & Co. LLP
Richard C. Tarapchak, CPA | Verano Holdings Corp.



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Derrick Lilly
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