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CITP Champion Program

6 months ago · 3 min read

The Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP®) Champion Program is an AICPA Initiative that offers CITPs the support, structure and resources to help promote and expand awareness of the CITP credential. The purpose of the program is to inform the professional accounting community about the diverse role of CITP professionals, the knowledge required to become a CITP, and benefits of obtaining the CITP credential. CITP Champions are CITP credential holders who understand the benefits of the CITP credential and play a leadership role in advancing the credential and in encouraging a sense of community amongst CITP credential holders within their state or province.

Role of the CITP Champion

  • Serve as the local point of contact in your state or province for those seeking information about the CITP credential, including its benefits and requirements

  • Liaison with your state society, provincial body, or local university for the CITP credential

  • Collaborate with your state or province’s technology accounting community by sharing ideas, evolving needs and resources

  • Promote CITP-related efforts, initiatives, and content via social media channels.

  • Initiate and/or support the rollout of new activities by the CITP community within your state or province

Benefits of becoming a CITP Champion

  • Networking opportunities with local CPAs or other participating CITP Champion professionals

  • Include role as a CITP Champion on your resume or CV

  • Recognition by your state society, provincial body or local university as a representative of the CITP community

  • First choice for AICPA CITP marketing opportunities in your state

  • Opportunities to cultivate relationships and mentor professionals, providing support and advocacy

CITP Champion Requirements

Upfront qualification requirements:

  • Must be a CITP credential holder

  • Submit an updated resume or CV to Paul Warrick, program manager

  • Active or desire to be active in local community activities that promote the CITP credential and the role of the CITP professional in the marketplace (e.g., academic community, state society, provincial body, etc.)

Annual CITP Champion requirements:

  • Participate in CITP Champion conference calls (six calls per year)

  • Participate in local events (state society, university, technology conference/meeting) to promote the CITP credential and aid in recruitment of new CITP candidates

  • Communicate with AICPA staff about initiatives held within your state society, provincial body or local university

  • Perform at least 2 activities per year to promote the CITP credential

CITP Champion Activities

Examples of CITP Champion activities:

  • Contribute to your state society newsletter or AICPA publication

  • Partner with existing information technology accounting groups or host a networking event

  • Speak at events and conferences hosted by your state society, provincial body, or local university

  • Teach IT related CPE for your state society or province

  • Attend/make presentations at local colleges/universities in your area

  • Participate in the development of content as a subject matter expert in the CITP credential body of knowledge

  • Develop and provide presentations to other referral sources to increase awareness of the CITP credential

  • Serve as a mentor to a CITP candidate through the application and education process and beyond

Current CITP Champions – United States

Alabama

  • Cody Daughtry

Arizona

  • Dave Collins

Arkansas

  • Cody Griffin

California

  • Harsh Jadhav

  • Jordan Zoot

  • Steve Fineberg

Colorado

  • Jim Gilbert

  • Greg Johnson

Connecticut

  • Rich Madonna

Florida

  • Chris Fraser

  • David Jones

  • Marie Hibbert

  • Mario Nowogrodzki

Georgia

  • Chris Etterlee

  • Scott Levine

Illinois

  • Michael Blake

Indiana

  • Catherine Melvin

Iowa

  • Jessica Richter

Kansas

  • Chad Allen

  • Michele Herzog

Kentucky

  • Dana Greene

  • James Burns

Louisiana

  • Geoffrey Cover

Massachusetts

  • Diana Bawn

  • Norbert Tschakert

Michigan

  • Deborah Habel

Minnesota

  • Andrea Campbell

Mississippi

  • Nathan Cummins

Missouri

  • Jack Toland

  • Chris Slinkard

Nebraska

  • Frank Burnham

Nevada

  • Justin Thomsen

New Jersey

  • Larry Boyd

  • Rich Vera

New Mexico

  • Michael Reeves

New York

  • Charles Bogguess

  • Matthew O'Leary

North Carolina

  • Ben Hunter

  • Corbin Smith

North Dakota

  • Howard Fulks

Ohio

  • Kevin Martin

Oklahoma

  • Gary Crouch

Oregon

  • Thomas Achor

Pennsylvania

  • Chris Reimel

  • Torpey White

  • Troy Fine

Rhode Island

  • Jim Wilkinson

South Carolina

  • Brent Reese

Tennessee

  • Mike Skinner

Texas

  • Pauline Le

  • Sundeep Bablani

  • Troy Brewster

Utah

  • Mike Warren

Virginia

  • Adam Chaikin

  • Jeff Cook

  • Mark Plostock

Washington

  • Ray Sang

Wisconsin

  • Jeff Lemmermann

Wyoming

  • Vikki Nunn

Current CITP Champions – Canada

Alberta

  • Dennis Estacion

British Columbia

  • Ashiq Ahamed

Ontario

  • Jeff Dawley

  • Judy Pin

  • Sanjay Chadha

Quebec

  • Alex Romain

  • Mathieu Lupien

  • Ugo Cloutier

  • Zeina Dabbagh

Paul Warrick, CPA, CGMA

Paul Warrick is a Senior Manager with Advisory Services and Credentialing at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, where he supports the Technology Advisory Division.

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