AICPA Women's Initiatives Executive Committee 

    Published May 11, 2010

    Our Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC) members work closely with AICPA staff to produce necessary and appropriate resources, as well as prepare for speaking engagements on the subject around the country.  They are all dedicated to executing the Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee mission and vision as detailed below and spreading the message for the need of women’s initiatives.


    The WIEC’s mission is to promote within the accounting profession an environment that provides opportunities for:

    • Equal engagement of women and men in leadership of the accounting profession 
    • The advancement of women to positions of leadership
    • The successful integration of personal and professional lives 

    Members Contact information and Biography:

    Committee Member/Affiliation

    Email Address

    Melissa Hooley, CPA
    Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
    Kathryn (Katy) Hollister
    Deloitte Tax LLP
    Amy Knowles-Jones
    Flowers Foods, Inc.
    Amanda Proctor
    Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
    Richard Wolf
    Wolf Advisory Services, LLC
    Barbara Aasen, CPA
    Eide Bailly LLP
    Wendy Lewis, CPA
    Jim R Smith & Co
    Shannon Stith, CPA, RP, CGMA
    Boise Inc.
    Beth Leonard, CPA 
    Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP
    Kari Bedell
    Greater Washington Society of CPAs 
    Erica O'Malley, CPA
    Grant Thornton LLP
    Kathryn K. Epps, PhD
    Kennesaw State University 
    Ivy Lynn Defino, CPA
    Ivy Lynn DeFino, CPA, PA 

    AICPA Staff Liaison

    Yasmine El-Ramly, CPA Project Manager, PCPS - Human Capital & Women's Initiatives

    Volunteer for the Committee: Deadline for applications is May 15, 2013.

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