AICPA Women's Initiatives Executive Committee 

    Published May 11, 2010

    Our Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC) members work closely with AICPA staff to produce necessary and appropriate resources, as well as prepare for speaking engagements on the subject around the country.  They are all dedicated to executing the Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee mission and vision as detailed below and spreading the message for the need of women’s initiatives.


    Mission:

    The WIEC’s mission is to promote within the accounting profession an environment that provides opportunities for:

    • Equal engagement of women and men in leadership of the accounting profession 
    • The advancement of women to positions of leadership
    • The successful integration of personal and professional lives 


    Members Contact information and Biography:
     

    Committee Member/Affiliation

    Email Address

    Melissa Hooley, CPA
    Chair
    Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
    mhooley@acmllp.com
    Kathryn (Katy) Hollister
    Deloitte Tax LLP
    khollister@deloitte.com
    Amy Knowles-Jones
    Flowers Foods, Inc.
    aknowlesjones@bellsouth.net
    Amanda Proctor
    Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
    a_d_proctor@hotmail.com
    Richard Wolf
    Wolf Advisory Services, LLC
    rwolf@wolfadvisoryservices.com
    Barbara Aasen, CPA
    Eide Bailly LLP 
    baasen@eidebailly.com
    Wendy Lewis, CPA
    Jim R Smith & Co 
    wendy@jrsmithco.com
    Shannon Stith, CPA, RP, CGMA
    Boise Inc. 
    shannonstith@hotmail.com
    Beth Leonard, CPA 
    Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP 
    bLeonard@lblco.com
    Kari Bedell
    Greater Washington Society of CPAs 
    kbedell@gwscpa.org 
    Erica O'Malley, CPA
    Grant Thornton LLP
    erica.o'malley@us.gt.com 
    Kathryn K. Epps, PhD
    Kennesaw State University
    kepps@kennesaw.edu 
    Ivy Lynn Defino, CPA
    Ivy Lynn DeFino, CPA, PA 
    idefino@comcast.net 
       

    AICPA Staff Liaison

     
    Yasmine El-Ramly, CPA Project Manager, PCPS - Human Capital & Women's Initiatives womensinitiatives@aicpa.org

    Volunteer for the Committee: Deadline for applications is May 15, 2013.




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