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Washington, D.C. (October 22, 2014) – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has named Troy K. Lewis, CPA, CGMA chairman of its Tax Executive Committee.
Lewis is vice president and chief enterprise risk management officer at Heritage Bank in St. George, Utah and is the sole proprietor of Lewis & Associates, CPAs, LLC based in Draper, Utah.
Lewis will head the AICPA Tax Section as chairman of the Tax Executive Committee, one of the Institute’s most important volunteer bodies, during his two-year term. The Tax Executive Committee is authorized to act on behalf of the Institute in tax matters and oversees the work of the 14 other tax committees and technical resource panels of the Tax Section. The members of the Tax Executive Committee represent CPAs working in accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry, and academia.
Prior to becoming chairman, Lewis served as vice chairman of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee; his appointment was effective October 21. Lewis succeeds Jeffrey A. Porter, whose term as committee chairman began in October of 2012.
“Troy brings strong leadership and important insights to the Tax Executive Committee,” Ed Karl, AICPA vice president of taxation, said. “His work in the banking industry and as a small tax practitioner gives him an exceptional perspective on our tax laws and how they influence individual taxpayers and business decisions, as well as tax practitioners and the CPAs who work in American businesses and the financial services industry. As a member of the Tax Executive Committee for five years, he has shown an excellent understanding of tax policy and regulatory issues and has demonstrated his leadership and consensus building skills. The Tax Executive Committee will benefit from Troy’s leadership.”
Lewis has been active with the AICPA for over 15 years. He was a member of the AICPA Governing Council for five years and has served on many AICPA volunteer committees, including as chairman of the Partnership Tax Technical Resource Panel and as a member of the S Corporation Tax Technical Resource Panel.
Lewis also is an adjunct professor of accounting and taxation at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and a Master of Accountancy with an emphasis in taxation from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.