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    Shirley Twillman

    Financial Policymakers and Business Leaders to Address AICPA 2012 Spring Meeting of Council in Washington, May 16-18 

    Published May 10, 2012

    Hear top U.S. and international financial regulators, CEOs of large accounting firms, CFOs of major companies and other business leaders discuss issues affecting global and Main Street commerce, as they join the American Institute of CPAs in celebrating its 125th anniversary.



    Wednesday, May 16 – Friday, May 18, 2012


    JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

    Regulators and Elected Officials:

    James R. Doty, Chairman, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Washington, D.C.

    Troy A. Paredes, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

    Douglas H. Shulman, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.

    Janice Eberly, Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.

    Karen G. Mills, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C.

    Terry Branstad, Governor, State of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa

    Leslie Seidman, Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk, Conn.

    Ian Mackintosh, Vice Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board, London, UK

    Arnold Schilder, Chairman, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, Netherlands

    Accounting Firm CEOs:

    John B. Veihmeyer, U.S. Chairman and CEO, KPMG LLP, New York, N.Y.

    Charles M. Allen, CEO, Crowe Horwath LLP, Chicago, Ill.

    Joseph M. Adams, Managing Partner and CEO, McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, Chicago, Ill.

    Wayne Berson, CEO-elect, BDO USA, LLP, Chicago, Ill.

    Neal Spencer, Partner and Chief Executive Officer, BKD, LLP, Springfield, Mo.

    Timothy L. Christen, Chairman and CEO, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Chicago, Ill.

    Business Leaders:

    Brad Dickerson, CFO, Under Armour, Inc., Baltimore, Md.

    Priyan Fernando, Executive Vice President and COO, American Express, New York, N.Y.

    Kenneth A. Kelly, Jr., Senior Vice President and Controller, McCormick & Company, Incorporated, Sparks, Md.

    Traci Lynn, CEO and Founder, Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry, LLC, Wilmington, Del.

    Daniel E. Griffiths, CFO, Proficio Services Group, West Jordan, Utah

    Paul Druckman, CEO, International Integrated Reporting Committee, UK

    Gregory J. Anton, CPA, CGMA, Board Chair, AICPA, Denver, Colo.

    Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, President and CEO, AICPA, New York, N.Y.



    A copy of the agenda is pasted below and is available from Shirley Twillman at 202.434.9220 or by email at stwillman@aicpa.org.


    AICPA 2012 Spring Council Meeting

    JW Marriott Grand Ballroom

    Washington, D.C.






    1.  Welcome and Opening Remarks by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gregory Anton

    a.        Elected Member of Council Vacancy from Connecticut – October 2012

    b.       Approval of the Minutes of the 2011 Fall Meeting of Council/ Annual Members’ Meeting


    2.  Report from the President and CEO, Barry Melancon

    2:20pm-2:40pm                Refreshment Break – Grand Ballroom Foyer – Lower Level


    3.  Panel on Current Issues and the Future of Audits of Public Companies

    Moderator:        Barry Melancon

    Panelists:             Joseph Adams, Managing Partner and CEO - McGladrey LLP

    Charles Allen, CEO - Crowe Horwath LLP

    Wayne Berson, Atlantic Assurance Leader - BDO USA, LLP

    William Freda, Vice Chairman and Senior Partner-Deloitte LLP

    Lou Grabowsky, COO - Grant Thornton, LLP

    Jean Hobby, Assurance Technology, Entertainment and Health Industry Leader - PwC U.S.

    Steve Howe, Managing Partner - Ernst & Young

    John Veihmeyer, Chairman and CEO - KPMG LLP


    4.  Speaker – Karen Mills, Administrator-U.S. Small Business Administration


    5.  Panel on What We Need to Do to Stimulate the Economy

    S. Scott Voynich, Managing Partner- Robinson, Grimes & Company, P.C.

    Governor Terry Branstad (R-IA)

    Senator Bob Graham (D-FL)

    Timothy Christen, CEO - Baker Tilley Virchow Krause, LLP

    Traci Lynn, CEO and Founder - Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry

    Neal Spencer, CEO - BKD, LLP


    Adjournment of Wednesday Session





    6.  Welcome and Opening Remarks by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gregory Anton


    7.  Panel on Implications of Horizons 2025 on Young CPAs’ Careers

    Moderator:        Ernest Almonte, Chief Visionary Officer-Almonte Group LLC

    Panelists:             Gerardo Godinez, Business Assurance Senior Manager - Moss Adams, LLP

    Dan Griffiths, Co-Founder - Proficio Services Group

    Jamie McCoy, Senior Manager - Jay & Associates, PC

    Kemberly Washington, Professor - Dillard University

    Deetra Watson, Audit Manager - Blackman & Sloop, CPAs, P.A.


    Refreshment Break – Grand Ballroom Foyer – Lower Level


    8.  Speaker – Douglas Shulman, IRS Commissioner


    9.  Speaker – David Walker, Founder, President and CEO, Comeback America Initiative


    10. Luncheon – Capitol Ballroom – Lower Level

    Recognizing AICPA Past Chairmen/Chairs of the Board of Directors

    Profession’s Core Values Sustaining Us Throughout History, Robert Bunting, Chairman of Moss Adams, LLP,

    2004-2005 Chairman of the AICPA Board of Directors


    Transition to the Grand Ballroom


    11. Speaker – George Colony, Founder and CEO - Forrester Research


    Refreshment Break – Grand Ballroom Foyer – Lower Level


    12. Speakers and Panel on the Future of Financial and Business Reporting from a Standards-Setting and Regulatory Perspective

    James Doty, Chairman - PCAOB

    Troy Paredes, SEC Commissioner

    Moderator:        Kathryn Byrne, Partner - WeiserMazars, LLP

    Panelists:             Paul Druckman, CEO - International Integrated Reporting Council

    Ian MacIntosh, Vice Chairman - International Accounting Standards Board

    Arnold Schilder, Chairman - International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

    Leslie Seidman, Chairman - Financial Accounting Standards Board


    13. Town Hall Meeting

    Gregory Anton, Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Barry Melancon, President and CEO


    5:15pm                 Adjournment of Thursday Session



    FRIDAY, MAY 18


    14. Opening Remarks by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gregory Anton


    15. Report from the Pathways Commission - William Ezzell, Commissioner of the Pathways Commission


    16. Speaker – Janice Eberly, Assistant Secretary of Economic Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury


    17. Panel on Rebooting Business

    Moderator:        Darren Gersh, Washington Bureau Chief -“Nightly Business Report”

    Brad Dickerson, CFO-Under Armour, Inc.

    Priyan Fernando, Executive Vice President-American Express Global Business Services

    Kenneth Kelly, Senior Vice President and Controller-McCormick


    18. Report on Operations

    a.        Interim Financial Statements

    b.      Approval of the Budget for 2012-2013

    Tommye Barie, Chair-Finance Committee

    Anthony Pugliese, Senior Vice President-Finance, Operations and Membership


    11:30am-12:50pm            Luncheon – Capitol Ballroom – Lower Level


    12:50pm-1:00pm              Transition to Grand Ballroom


    1:00pm-2:30pm                19. Speaker – Geoffrey Moore, Venture Partner-Mohr Davidow Ventures


    2:30pm-2:45pm                20. Closing Remarks by the Chairman of the Board of Directors

                                                                      Gregory Anton


    2:45pm                                 Adjournment of 125th Anniversary/2012 Spring Meeting of Council   








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