Maximo Mukelabai was a member of the inaugural class of the AICPA Leadership Academy. Tragically, Maximo's life ended abruptly at the age of 36. He was an extraordinary individual filled with passion, intellect and inspiration; traits immediately recognized by anyone who met him. Maximo's most recent accomplishment was made official on May 4th, 2011 when he became the youngest and first African-American chair for the North Carolina Association of CPAs board of directors and was to become President of NCACPA. Maximo's influence and leadership was felt by so many and will be sorely missed.
In tribute to Maximo’s legacy, the AICPA has founded the Maximo Mukelabai Award. An award that will recognize a deserving CPA under the age of 40, for his/her passion and contributions towards building the CPA pipeline, serving as an advocate of the accounting profession and performing outstanding community service.
Learn more about Maximo, then nominate a deserving CPA who emulates passion for the profession, proven leadership acumen and affinity for volunteerism.
The AICPA Maximo Mukelabai Award for a young CPAs’ outstanding contribution to the CPA profession is designed to recognize a CPA under the age of 40 who has performed outstanding service toward the advancement,stewardship and promotion of the accounting profession and selfless contributions to the community. Peers, AICPA staff, employer or state CPA societies may submit nominations for the annual award. Self-nominations are not accepted.
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The Young CPA Network Committee will review all qualified nominations and select the award recipient. The award recipient will be announced and presented with an award at a meeting of the AICPA Board of Directors, the E.D.G.E. Conference, or another prominent AICPA event. All nominators will be notified of the final selection in June 2013.
Contact the AICPA at YoungCPANetwork@aicpa.org
May 31, 2013 (postmarked)
Application: Maximo Mukelabai Award