Ingredion Incorporated Chairman, President & CEO
Ilene Gordon is chairman, president and CEO of Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions. A FORTUNE 500 company, Ingredion has 11,000 employees, 2016 net... More
President & CEO, AICPA
Barry C. Melancon is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the national professional association of CPAs, with more than 400,000 members worldwide. He... More

Committee Members

Committee Co-Chair
Audit Partner, Deloitte Touche LLP
Committee Co-Chair
CPA, CGMA
Chairperson - Women's Initiatives Executive Committee, Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
Committee Member
CFO, GSW Creative Corporation
Committee Member
Partner, MLBennett Consulting
Committee Member
Founder/CEO, Blue Ocean Principles
Committee Member
CPA, CA
Director, CPA Canada
Committee Member
Vice President, Executive Search, Optimum Talent | Conroy Ross Partners
Committee Member
Senior Tax Associate, PwC
Committee Member
CPA, CFE, CVA
President, D. Supkis Cheek, PLLC
Committee Member
CPA, CGMA
Partner, Mandel & Tracy, LLC
Staff
Senior Manager - Firm Services & Global Alliances, AICPA
AICPA Planning Committee Liaison
AICPA
AICPA Planning Committee Liaison
AICPA

Speakers

Partner, Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC
Tommye E. Barie, CPA was Chair of the American Institute of CPAs Board during 2014-2015. Barie has an extensive history of service to the accounting profession. From 2003-2006 and 2009-current, she... More
National Managing Partner - People Experience, Employee Experience
Grant Thornton LLP
National Managing Partner - People Experience, Employee Experience
CPA
National Leader, Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, RSM US LLP
Richard is a partner in the Boston Office of RSM US LLP, the 5th largest US accounting firm, and serves as the firm’s national leader of culture, diversity and inclusion. He is a graduate of Bentley... More
Chancellor, University of Denver
Rebecca Chopp, PhD, is chancellor of the University of Denver, where she is leading the implementation of DU IMPACT 2025, a strategic plan focused on the 21st-century transformation of knowledge, the... More
President, WBEA
For more than 16 years, April Day has brought her unique passion, intellect, and “sheer willingness” to her mission to develop communities and improve lives through education and economic... More
Vice Chairman, Chief Inclusion Officer and National Managing Partner Center for Board Effectiveness, Deloitte Touche LLP
Deb is chief inclusion officer and national managing partner, Center for Board Effectiveness, Deloitte. Deb drives Deloitte’s strategy to develop a diverse workforce and foster an inclusive... More
CPA
CEO, BKD, LLP
Ted is chief executive officer of BKD, LLP, the top-tier U.S. CPA and advisory firm that delivers its experience and service with a deep understanding of your business, your needs and what it takes... More
CPA, CGMA
Owner, McDonough, Eddy, Parsons & Baylous, AC
Kathy G. Eddy is a shareholder in the accounting corporation of McDonough, Eddy, Parsons & Baylous, AC in Parkersburg, West Virginia. She served as a Chairman of the Board of Directors of the... More
CPA, CGMA
Chairman, AICPA Board of Directors; Global Accounting Strategy Director, Oracle America
Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, is Chairman of the American Institute of CPAs' Board of Directors. Ellison-Taylor has a lengthy history of volunteering for the profession, including serving as... More
Vice President and General Manager, Tax & Accounting, Bloomberg BNA
Lisa Fitzpatrick is Vice President and General Manager of Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting, where she has led the business’ transformation to become a full tax research and news service and achieve... More
Ingredion Incorporated Chairman, President & CEO
Ilene Gordon is chairman, president and CEO of Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions. A FORTUNE 500 company, Ingredion has 11,000 employees, 2016 net... More
President, GCS
Kathleen Grace holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and is the founder of Grace Consulting Services, a professional services firm specializing in leadership assessment, executive... More
Chief Engagement Officer, Shepa Learning Company
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, and co-presenter Judy Thomson CPA, CA, are two of Canada’s top networking experts and are the co-authors of WORK THE POND! Use the Power of Positive Networking to Leap Forward... More
MA, CSP
President, Founder, Candid Culture, Inc.
Shari Harley runs Candid Culture, a training and consulting firm making it easier to tell the truth at work. Shari is bringing candor back to the workplace. Before launching her business Shari led... More
Partner, BKD, LLP
Wendy is managing partner of BKD’s St. Louis and Decatur offices. She oversees the administration, planning and operations for approximately 125 personnel serving more than 4,500 business and... More
CPA, CGMA
Chairman, RubinBrown LLP
John Herber is the Chairman and Managing Partner of RubinBrown. As a Partner he serves clients in the manufacturing and distribution industries. His consulting experience includes strategic planning... More
International Federation of Accountants, Past President
EVP - Firm Services - PA, AICPA
President, MultiCultural Business Solutions
Over the past 20 years, Lionel Laroche has provided cultural competency training, coaching and consulting services to over 100,000 people in 18 countries. Lionel specializes in helping organizations... More
MBA, BA
CEO, The Management Coach
Mary Legakis Engel is Founder and CEO of The Management Coach. Certified coach, speaker and business executive, Mary has been advising, consulting and coaching leaders and managers on effective... More
Partner, RubinBrown LLP
Felicia Malter is the Partner-In-Charge of RubinBrown's Assurance Services Group. She provides comprehensive audit and business consulting services to clients in the life sciences, technology,... More
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Dorri McWhorter became the CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago in March 2013. She has embarked upon a journey to transform the 140 year old social service agency to a 21st century social enterprise... More
CEO Founder, TTOM
Misty Megia is a business strategist extraordinaire. With over 20 years' experience in market strategy, project management, public speaking, corporate branding and channel marketing, Misty has driven... More
President & CEO, AICPA
Barry C. Melancon is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the national professional association of CPAs, with more than 400,000 members worldwide. He... More
CEO, The Messinger Group
Jonathan D. (JD) Messinger is a corporate visionary, #1 best selling author, inspirational speaker, and personal advisor. He began life as a fireman and went on to become CEO of Ernst & Young... More
Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, ADP, LLC
Rita Mitjans currently serves as Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer for ADP. She leads ADP’s global diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility efforts,... More
CPA, CGMA
President & CEO, Murphy Consulting, Inc
Leslie A. Murphy, CPA, is a retired assurance partner and former member of the senior leadership team of Plante & Moran, one of the nation’s 15 largest public accounting and management consulting... More
Founder and Owner, Corporate Energy Expert, LLC
Kathy Parry works with professional and financial services organizations that want to energize employees in order to BOOST PERFORMANCE, INCREASE RETENTION and IMPROVE STAFF UTILIZATION. Audiences... More
Global Program Manager, Medtronic, Inc
Marney Reid is a Global Program Manager for Medtronic Advanced Energy. She is also the Founder of Stilettos On The Glass Ceiling, which is a Forbes Top 100 Website For Your Career. Marney's career... More
Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Programs and Clubs, Girls Who... More
MBA
Founder, MeVest
Lesley-Anne Scorgie appeared on Oprah early in her career as a young personal finance expert. She has branched out as a bestselling author, entrepreneur, renowned professional speaker, educator and... More
Owner, The ShinerGroup
Leslie Shiner—author, speaker, and trainer—has more than twenty-five years’ experience as a financial and management consultant. She is the owner of The ShinerGroup, a consulting firm providing top-... More
CEO, Penumbra Group
Jen Shirkani is a nationally recognized expert on emotional intelligence and a featured keynote speaker at national and state conferences, universities, government agencies, and at business... More
CPA
Vice President - Finance & Tax, 1st Financial Bank USA
As a CPA, Lindsay is passionate about helping CPAs tap into their potential to positively impact the innovation and success of their organization and the profession at large. She enjoys sharing her... More
Founder, Robin Taub Financial Consulting
Robin Taub is an experienced Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), best-selling author, professional speaker, blogger, media spokesperson and consultant in the field of financial literacy.... More
CPA, CA
Chief Operating Officer, Shepa Learning Company
Judy Thomson and co-presenter, Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, are two of Canada’s top networking experts and are the co-authors of WORK THE POND! Use the Power of Positive Networking to Leap Forward in Work... More
CPA, CGMA
Partner, Mandel & Tracy, LLC
Jacquelyn H. Tracy is a certified public accountant licensed in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island with over 25 years of public accounting experience. Ms. Tracy holds a bachelor of science... More
CPA/CITP, CGMA
Global VP, Education & Head of Accounting, USA, Xero
Amy Vetter, CPA.CITP, CGMA is the Global Vice President, Education & Head of Accounting, USA at Xero. She is accountable for developing and executing the education strategy for Xero worldwide,... More
RSM US LLP National Sr. Director of Government Affairs; Culture Diversity and Inclusion
As National Director of Government Affairs; Culture Diversity and Inclusion for the global RSM organization, Tracey serves a dual role for the nation’s fifth largest accounting and consulting concern... More