The VSCPA held the 2014 VSCPA Leadership Academy for young professionals from Nov. 17–19, 2014, at the CPA Center in Glen Allen. Twenty-five young CPAs were selected to attend the special event.
The annual program was designed for young professionals to find out what leadership looks like in today’s accounting world and benefit from other young leaders’ experiences; to determine the skills, talents and qualities they already possess and learn how to use them to cultivate leadership; to identify leadership values that can be used to lead their firm or company to a bright future; and to walk away with broadened leadership skills to carve their own leadership path and protect the future of the CPA profession.
To become eligible for the Leadership Academy, applicants had to be 35 years old or younger, have a valid CPA license, currently be a member of the VSCPA and have a minimum of three years’ experience within the CPA profession.
The following members of the VSCPA attended the 2014 Leadership Academy:
Mary A. Altum, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Richmond
Jon M. Aronson, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, McLean
Darden Bell, CPA, Keiter, Glen Allen
Brad J. Biondi, CPA, Cotton & Company, LLP, Alexandria
Zachary L. Borgerding, CPA, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Richmond
Desiree Bryan, CPA, Meadows Urquhart Acree & Cook, LLP, Henrico
Sarah E. DeVoe, CPA, Burdette Smith & Bish, LLC, Fairfax
John H. Hagen, Jr., CPA, McGladrey, LLP, Richmond
Donald M. Kaloski, Jr., CPA, Village Bank & Trust, Midlothian
Rachel M. Klein, CPA, Yount, Hyde & Barbour, PC, Winchester
Avneet K. Kohli, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, McLean
David C. Lamb, Jr., CPA, DuvallWheeler, LLP, Manassas
Kellie M. Mathis, CPA, Cotton & Company, LLP, Alexandria
Krystal R. McCants, CPA, CST Group, CPAs, PC, Reston
Danielle A. Nikolaisen, CPA, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, Chester
Ashley B. Phifer, CPA, Craver, Green and Company, P.L.C., Norfolk
Megan J. Porter, CPA, Cotton & Company, LLP, Alexandria
Daniel S. Robertson, CPA, Yount, Hyde & Barbour, PC, Richmond
Courtney M. Rogers, CPA, Malvin, Riggins & Company, PC, Newport News
Nadia A. Rogers, CPA, Creedle, Jones and Alga, PC, South Hill
Kimberly A. Ruiz, CPA, LivingSocial, Washington
Ashleigh E. Smith, CPA, E*trade Financial Corporation, Arlington
Ashley M. Summers, CPA, PBMares, LLP, Harrisonburg
Katherine Thomas, CPA, Grossberg Company, LLP, Bethesda, Md.