The VSCPA held the 2015 VSCPA Leadership Academy for young professionals from Nov. 16–18, 2015, at the CPA Center in Glen Allen. Twenty-nine 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 2015 Leadership Academy:
Rebecca L. Aselstine, CPA, Bruce, Renner & Company, PLC, Winchester
Justine W. Brim, CPA, Beth W. Moore, CPA, PLLC, Newport News
Ann Cooper, CPA, Gregory & Associates, PLLC, Petersburg
Danielle L. DeSonia, CPA, Cherry Bekaert, LLP, Virginia Beach
Stephanie V. Doughtie, CPA, Elliott Davis Decosimo, Richmond
Travis A. Floyd, CPA, Kositzka, Wicks & Company, Alexandria
Katrina M. Gochenour, CPA, Yount, Hyde & Barbour, PC, Winchester
Elizabeth C. Harless, CPA, Yount, Hyde & Barbour, PC, Winchester
Travis R. Hawley, CPA, BAE Systems, Radford
LaToya D. Jordan, CPA, Auditor of Public Accounts, Richmond
April Jung, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, McLean
Stephen S. Kimberlin, CPA, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Richmond
Jacqueline C. Kosovich, CPA, SC&H Group, LLC, McLean
Laura L. Krell, CPA, Argos Utilities Corporation, Roanoke
Meredith T. Malpass, CPA, PBMares LLP, Newport News
Jason McDaniel, CPA, Deloitte & Touche LLP, McLean
Robert L. McMurtry, CPA, BDO USA, LLP, McLean
Nan W. Patrick, CPA, ClearView Group, Hunt Valley, Md.
Lance A. Rees, CPA, KPMG, Washington D.C.
Courtney F. Rubin, CPA, RSM US LLP, Richmond
Amanda L. Seymore, CPA, Garner, Adams & Associates, PLLC, Richmond
Thomas B. Sinsabaugh, CPA, Keiter, Glen Allen
Crystal Stewart, CPA, CST Group, CPAs, PC, Reston
David Swartz, CPA, WellsColeman, Richmond
Oana V. Turton, CPA, Burdette Smith & Bish, LLC, Fairfax
Taylor Weisgerber, CPA, Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Harrisonburg
Ashley J. White, CPA, A.J. White & Associates, LLC, Newport News
Ryan D. Young, CPA, Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, Norfolk
Ling Zhang, CPA, Gurman & Company, PLLC Certified Public Accountants, Fairfax