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 builds and manages firm relations with all size firms, promoting awareness, value and products, including advocacy for CPAs’ ongoing relationships with national, state and local governmental officials and organizations by monitoring legislation for appropriate comment and action. He engages a diverse pipeline of current and future CPAs through innovative programs and engagement strategies for students and young members.

    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.

Frey   Cindy Frey, CPA, CGMA

Manager, Firm Services

cfrey@aicpa.org | 919.402.2170

Cindy manages the National MAP, CPA Firm Top Issues and Succession Surveys, Succession Planning Resource Center, Human Capital Center and PCPS tax resources. Cindy also supports AICPA women's initiatives and leads the alliance with the CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA).

    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

| 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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