Press Release


Emerging CPA Leaders to Meet at AICPA E.D.G.E. Conference 

Published June 27, 2013

Contact: James Schiavone, 212-596-6119, jschiavone@aicpa.org

The 2013 E.D.G.E. (Evolve, Distinguish, Grow, Engage) Conference, Sharpening the Next Generation of CPAs , sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs in partnership with the Texas Society of CPAs, will provide emerging professionals and CPA managers an edge in the leadership skills they’ll need as their career progresses. Attendees will enhance their business acumen, develop their management savvy and refine their communications skills during the three day conference.

Where: The Sheraton Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. (Please note: advanced registration is required).

When: Wednesday Aug. 7 – Friday Aug. 9, 2013

Who: Richard Caturano, CPA, CGMA, AICPA Chairman, National Leader of Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, McGladrey, LLP

Terry Campbell, CPA.CITP, CGMA, Clinical Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Dan Griffiths, CPA, CGMA, Director of Strategic Planning, Tanner LC

April Gunn, CPA.CITP, Audit Director, Director – Data Analysis Team, Virginia Office of the Auditor of Public Accountants

Allison Harrell, E.D.G.E. Conference Steering Committee Chairperson

Tom Hood, CPA.CITP, CGMA, CEO Maryland Association of CPAs

Tamera Loerzel, Partner, ConvergenceCoaching, LLC

Donny Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, Founder and Managing Director, Intraprise TechKnowlogies
David Siler, Managing Partner, Distinctive Human Resources, Inc.

Sandra Wiley, Chief Operation Officer, Boomer Consulting

Agenda: There are a wide variety of leadership, personal development, business management, and communications sessions, as well as a number of technical agenda items, including tax, auditing & accounting, and financial planning. Hot topics include:


· The Top Seven Issues Facing Young Professionals

· Five Winning Strategies Every CPA Professional Should Know

· Four Secrets for Developing a Powerful Sphere of Influence

Registration: To obtain on-site press credentials, please contact Shirley Twillman at stwillman@aicpa.org.

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