PCPS Team Members 


The AICPA has formed an energetic team to carry out the PCPS mission. These employees represent various areas of expertise, including firm ownership, technical, developmental, and administrative roles, from public accounting firms of all sizes. The team draws on a long history of experience inside the AICPA and among various state societies and is here to serve the PCPS membership. Feel free to contact any member of the PCPS team with questions or comments.

Get to know the Center for Plain English Accounting (CPEA) Professional Staff

Koziel   Mark Koziel, CPA, CGMA

Executive Vice President, Firm Services

mkoziel@aicpa.org | 919.402.4808

Mark leads the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS), Firm Relationship Management, Small Firms, Diversity & Inclusion, Young Member Initiatives, Technical Hotline and Center for Plain English Accounting. His teams build and manage firm relations with all size firms, promoting awareness and value, including advocating for CPA firm success and ongoing relationships with public accounting influencers. His team creates innovative programs and engagement strategies to engage a diverse pipeline of current and future CPAs. He frequently speaks on CPA issues around the United States.

     
  Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA

Vice President, Small Firms

cpeterson@aicpa.org | 651.341.6377

Carl serves as the small firm advocate and representative for the profession.  In this capacity, he meets with small CPA firms regularly to understand their issues and represent these firms from an advocacy and firm development perspective. Peterson serves as the voice of small firms within the AICPA on standard-setting, regulatory and small business issues. He is responsible for ensuring AICPA initiatives continue to meet the needs of small firms.
     
    Lisa Simpson, CPA, CGMA

Associate Director - Firm Services

lsimpson@aicpa.org | 919.402.2313

Lisa leads the PCPS team, initiatives and resource development and is the liaison for the PCPS Executive Committee. She also works with the Major Firms Group and G400.

     
Ferguson   Lindsey Curley, CPA, CGMA

Senior Technical Manager, Firm Services

lcurley@aicpa.org | 919.402.4658

Lindsey leads the PCPS Forum, Trusted Client Advisor Workshop and related resources, Firm inMotion e-Toolkit, PCPS communications and the Emerging Partner Training Forum and follow-up activities. She also works with the Major Firms Group and PCPS Networking Groups and maintains the AICPA alliance with firm associations.

     
    Kari Hipsak, CPA, CGMA

Manager, Firm Services

khipsak@aicpa.org | 919.402.4177

Kari leads PCPS resource creation for accounting and auditing emerging issues. She also manages peer review resources and cybersecurity resources and acts as the TIC liaison.
     
Regis   Karen Regis

Associate Manager, Firm Services

kregis@aicpa.org | 919.402.4821

Karen manages member information. She also leads the development of PCPS webcasts and provides PCPS conference support.
     
Lambert   Ashleigh Lambert

Associate Manager, Firm Services

klambert@aicpa.org
| 919.402.4525

Ashleigh interviews practitioners and writes articles for PCPS communications and coordinates PCPS Networking Groups. She also leads all website administration for PCPS and CPEA and coordinates all PCPS multimedia efforts.
     
 

Eric Harrell

Coordinator, Firm Services

eharrell@aicpa.org | 919.402.4123

Eric answers member inquiries through the PCPS hotline, leads the planning of the team's conference and tradeshow attendances, and provides support for the PCPS and Women's Initiatives teams. 

     
    Pranitha Ramlakan

Coordinator, Firm Services

pramlakan@aicpa.org | 919.402.4491

Pranitha answers member inquiries through the PCPS inbox, coordinates all PCPS, CPEA, and WIEC meetings and provides support for the PCPS and CPEA teams.


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