Welcome to the Future

Are you ready?
Future ready is being aware, curious, agile and adaptive. It means thinking long-term and learning quickly so you don’t just survive change – you thrive!

Learn how you can upskill today to become the financial professional of tomorrow.

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Young Professionals Leadership Conference

Anna Gomez


Take Your Seat!

Anna Gomez is a woman of many talents and titles. She is an immigrant, an accidental author and a mother of three. Anna is the Chief Financial Officer of Leo Burnett where her drive to have a seat at the table
has created a fresh wave of thinking.

She has redefined the agency’s finance function to become a strategic partner and an integral part of the client acquisition and onboarding activities.

Anna will share her personal journey into a life of creativity and the lessons she learned along the way.

Keynote Speaker:
Anna Gomez, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Leo Burnett

Technologies Shaping the Future

 Data analytics, robotic process automation and deep learning – get ready, they’re here!

Speaker: TBA

Becoming a Firm of the Future

From bots to pot to modern families to beer… hear how these firms are embracing innovative, new practice areas and services.

Lisa Hanlon

Joshua Lance

Thomas Murtagh

Lisa Hanlon, CPA
Office Managing Partner
Marcum LLP

Joshua Lance, CPA, CGMA
Managing Director
Lance CPA Group

Thomas Murtagh, CPA, JD
Partner, BKD LLP

Balancing the Demands of Today While Preparing for Tomorrow

 It's time to update your toolkit with the new skills needed to be future ready.

Janel O'Connor

Janel O’Connor
Chief Human Resources Officer
Sikich LLP

DATE:          August 14, 2020
TIME:           8:30AM - 11:30AM Program
CPE:             2.5 hours
COST:          $65 member| $85 non-member
COURSE:     C45690

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A variety of unique items and services will be auctioned off to benefit the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois.

Special thanks to our 2020 conference sponsors:


Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Aston Carter