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CFI Advisory Council

Center for Innovation

Meet the Center for Innovation Advisory Council

The Center has an advisory council consisting of CPAs and other leaders in technology, talent, innovation, change management, and the accounting profession. The Council provides strategic direction for the ongoing development of the Center; helps identify key partnerships, resources and innovators; and ensures the Center remains future-forward in meeting members’ needs with our programs, learning opportunities and other offerings.


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George Forsythe, CPA
Council Chair
George Beigel, CPA
Genworth Financial
April Cassada Headshot2
April Cassada, CPA
Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts
Shawn Fisher
Shawn Fisher
Ernst & Young
Nichole Gable
Nichole Gable, CISA, ASDA
Kearney & Co
Bo Garner, CPA
Bo Garner, CPA
Justin Greene
Justin Greene, CPA
Liberty Baptist Church
Dan Hudgens, CPA
Johnathan Kraftchick
Jonathan Kraftchick, CPA
Cherry Bekaert
Brian Kush2
Brian Kush, PCC, CPA
Intend2Lead, LLC
Marsha Ackerman2
Marsha Ackerman
Baker Tilly
Patrick Byron
Byron Patrick, CPA
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Louise Reed, CPA
Louise Reed, CPA, PC
JJ White
JJ White
Dale Carnegie
Wendy Rohrssen
Wendy Rohrssen
Sage Accountant Solutions 

Contact us

Have ideas for learning, resources or engagement offerings for the Center? Interesting in getting involved in the Center? We would love to hear from you. Email [email protected] or call us at (800) 733-8272. You can also contact the Center’s staff leadership: