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Los Angeles (Oct. 22, 2013) – The American Institute of CPAs is pleased to announce that Susan K. Whitelaw, CPA is the 2012 recipient of the Institute’s Public Service Award for Individuals. The annual award honors members of the AICPA who have made significant contributions to their communities. She received the award at the fall meeting of the Institute’s governing Council in Los Angeles.
Steven H. Wimmers, CPA member of the AICPA’s awards committee presented the award.
“The many strong candidates for the Public Service Award make it difficult to select the person most deserving of this award. We are fortunate that so many CPAs dedicate significant amounts of their time to their communities,” said Steven H. Wimmers, CPA, member of the AICPA’s awards committee. “It is our belief that all of the compassionate and tireless volunteers should be recognized, but this year’s winner, Susan K. Whitelaw, clearly rises to the top.”
One of the distinguishing features of Whitelaw’s career as a public servant is the emphasis on activities that led to her community’s betterment. Susan has dedicated her time and passion and presently serves as the annual support committee chair of the Arc of Caddo Bossier’s Foundation Board and as this board’s vice president. Susan served on the board of The Arc of the United States. She had volunteered as a classroom assistant in the Arc's Goldman School. She went onto join the PTA and served as its president.
In addition to her service at the Arc of Caddo, she serves as treasurer for the Hap House board and the Louisiana Disabled Persons Housing Corporation. She also was chairperson of the Feist Weiller Cancer Center’s annual ball and in the past has been a member of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Task Force.
Whitelaw is a partner in Whitelaw, Rice & Green CPAs LLC, Shreveport, La. She earned her bachelor of arts from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., and is presently on the Board of Directors of the LSU Alumni Association.