PCPS Team Members 

    The AICPA has formed an energetic team to carry out the PCPS mission. These employees represent various areas of expertise, including firm ownership, technical, developmental, and administrative roles, from public accounting firms of all sizes. The team draws on a long history of experience inside the AICPA and among various state societies and is here to serve the PCPS membership. Feel free to contact any member of the PCPS team with questions or comments.

    Get to know the Center for Plain English Accounting (CPEA) Professional Staff

    Koziel   Mark Koziel, CPA, CGMA

    VP, Firm Services & Global Alliances

    mkoziel@aicpa.org | 919.402.4808

    Mark oversees the development, ongoing improvement and delivery of services to PCPS members as well as international relations with various CPA related groups. He frequently speaks on CPA issues around the country
    Schamberger   Natasha Schamberger, CPA

    Associate Director - Firm Services

    nschamberger@aicpa.org | 919.402.4088

    Natasha leads the PCPS team and initiatives and is the liaison for the PCPS Executive Committee. She also works with the Major Firms Group, G400, and PCPS Networking Groups.
    Ferguson   Lindsey Curley, CPA, CGMA

    Technical Manager, Firm Services

    lcurley@aicpa.org | 919.402.4658

    Lindsey leads the Trusted Client Advisor Workshop and related resources, Firm inMotion e-Toolkit, PCPS communications, the Veteran’s Fast Launch Initiative and the Emerging Partner Training Forum and follow-up activities. She also works with PCPS Networking Groups and maintains the AICPA alliance with the Small Business Administration (SBA).
    Simpson   Lisa Simpson, CPA, CGMA

    Technical Manager, Firm Services

    lsimpson@aicpa.org | 919.402.2313

    Lisa leads PCPS resource creation for accounting and auditing emerging issues. She is the TIC liaison and also works with the Major Firms Group and G400 initiatives and maintains the AICPA alliance with firm associations.
    Frey   Cindy Frey, CPA, CGMA

    Manager, Firm Services

    cfrey@aicpa.org | 919.402.2170

    Cindy manages the National MAP, CPA Firm Top Issues and Succession Surveys, Succession Planning Resource Center, and PCPS tax resources. Cindy also supports AICPA women's initiatives and leads the alliance with the Association for Accounting Administration (AAA).


      Patrick Tokarski, CPA

    Manager, Firm Services

    ptokarski@aicpa.org | 952.892.0444

    Patrick leads the development of resources contained in the Human Capital Center and the accounting and auditing toolkits.  He also works with the Human Resource Networking Groups and provides support to State Society and PCPS Member Service initiatives. 

    Regis   Karen Regis

    Associate Manager, Firm Services

    kregis@aicpa.org | 919.402.4821

    Karen manages member information and responds to PCPS members through the PCPS Hotline and email. She leads the development of PCPS, women's initiative and Small Firm Update webcasts. She acts as the PCPS liaison to AICPA Member Service as well as other teams within the Institute.
    Vinson   Nytisha "Shay" Vinson

    Web Specialist, Firm Services

    nvinson@aicpa.org | 919.402.4843

    Shay leads all website administration for PCPS and CPEA, acts as Multimedia and Graphic Design Liaison and manages the Social Media Toolkit.
    Lambert   Ashleigh Lambert

    Associate Manager, Firm Services

    | 919.402.4525

    Ashleigh interviews practitioners and writes articles for PCPS communications, coordinates PCPS Networking Groups, and provides CPEA suport.

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