CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois Announces New Board Members

CHICAGO, April 8, 2024 – The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the charitable partner of the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), is pleased to announce its board of directors for the April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025, fiscal year.

This year, the board welcomes a new chairperson in longtime board member Jason Parish, CPA, of Plante Moran PLLC. New directors include Jonathan C. Acevedo, CPA, of Wipfli LLP; Scott E. Hurwitz, CPA, formerly of Deloitte LLP; Jason Treadwell of the Treadwell Consulting Group; and Leslie Van Wolvelear, Ed.D., CPA, CGMA, of Oakton College. The immediate past chairperson of the ICPAS Board of Directors, Jonathan W. Hauser, CPA, of KPMG LLP in Chicago, also joins the board as an ex-officio director.

“As I step into the role of chairperson, I’m filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and honor. It’s a privilege to lead an organization that has played such a significant role in my own journey and has also made countless opportunities possible for others interested in joining our profession,” says Jason Parish, CPA, partner at Plante Moran PLLC. “Alongside our dedicated board and staff, I look forward to advancing our efforts to provide more individuals with the necessary time, resources, and experiences they need to become certified public accountants (CPAs).”

During the last fiscal year, giving by more than 1,070 donors aided the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois in awarding more than $260,000 in scholarships and providing specialized programs and resources to approximately 400 diverse and deserving aspiring CPAs.

2024-2025 CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois Board of Directors


Jason Parish, CPA | Plante Moran PLLC

Vice Chairperson
Elizabeth J. Sloan, CPA | Grant Thornton LLP

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

Damien Martin, CPA | Ernst & Young LLP

Immediate Past Chairperson
Kimberley A. Waite, CPA | Marcum LLP


Jonathan C. Acevedo, CPA | Wipfli LLP
Martrice Caldwell, CPA | Chicago Fire FC
Rosaria Cammarata, CPA, CGMA | Malwarebytes
Roxanne Chow, CPA | Ernst & Young LLP
Mary K. Fuller, CPA | Citrin Cooperman
Mark S. Glochowsky, CBM, MBA | Schuler Shook Inc.
Lee A. Gould, CPA/ABV, JD, CFE, CFF | Gould & Pakter Associates LLC
Geoffrey J. Harlow, CPA | Wipfli LLP (Retired)
Scott E. Hurwitz, CPA | Deloitte LLP (Retired)
Kenton J. Klaus, CPA | Deloitte LLP (Retired), DePaul University
Sara J. Mikuta, CPA, CGMA, CIA, CRMA | Wipfli LLP (Retired)
Thomas B. Murtagh, CPA | FORVIS LLP
Leilani N. Rodrigo, CPA, CGMA | Roth & Co. LLP
Deborah K. Rood, CPA, MST | CNA Insurance
Jason Treadwell | Treadwell Consulting Group
Leslie Van Wolvelear, Ed.D., CPA, CGMA | Oakton College

Ex-Officio Directors

Geoffrey Brown, CAE | Illinois CPA Society
Jonathan W. Hauser, CPA | KPMG LLP


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 and achieve the CPA credential. Visit



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Derrick Lilly
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