AICPA honors outstanding contributors to FVS fields

BVWireIssue #218-3
November 18, 2020

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During the 2020 AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Conference, a number of individuals were recognized for their contributions during the past year. Steven York, CPA, ABV, CEIV, CGMA, an executive vice president with Stern Brothers Valuation Advisors (Kansas City, Mo.), was named Business Valuation Volunteer of the Year. Peter Armstrong, CPA, CFF, a partner with KPMG LLP in Toronto, Canada, was named Forensic & Litigation Services (FLS) Volunteer of the Year.

The AICPA also released the 2020 list of Standing Ovation recipients. The Standing Ovation Program recognizes young CPAs holding the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) or Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) specialty credentials who have exhibited exemplary personal achievement. The 2020 recipients are:

  • Ashish Bagree, CPA, CFF (Arnie & Co. PC, Houston);
  • Theodore Brown, CPA, CFF (Aprio LLP, Atlanta);
  • Emily Chee, CPA, CFF, CITP (KPMG Canada, North Vancouver, British Columbia);
  • Anne Cooper, CPA, ABV (StoneTurn, Houston);
  • Mark DiMichael, CPA, ABV, CFF (Citrin Cooperman, New York City);
  • Eric Flickinger, CPA, ABV (Apple Growth Partners, Akron, Ohio);
  • Jesse Gillett, CPA, ABV, CFE (Edelstein & Co. LLP, Boston);
  • Jordan Graves, CPA, ABV (Cooper Norman, Idaho Falls, Idaho);
  • Nicholas Landera, CPA, CFF (Appelrouth Farah & Co., Coral Gables, Fla.);
  • Andrew Leith, CPA, ABV, CFF (CBIZ MHM LLC, San Diego);
  • William Lind, CPA, CFF (Hemming Morse LLP, Concord, Calif.);
  • Ewelina Meczkowska, CPA, CFF, ABV (RSM US LLP, New York City);
  • Stuart Neiberg, CPA, ABV, CFA (KapilaMukamal, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.);
  • Monica Ospina, CPA, ABV, CFF (Forensic Accountants & Consultants PA, Tampa, Fla.);
  • Hunter Outcalt, CPA, ABV (HealthCare Appraisers Inc., Boca Raton, Fla.);
  • Micah Pycraft, CPA, CFF (Hemming Morse, Los Angeles);
  • Kriste Rodriguez, CPA, ABV (EisnerAmper, Iselin, N.J.);
  • Arielle Schmeck, CPA, ABV (J. Taylor & Associates LLC, Fort Worth, Texas);
  • Anveshica Tayi, CPA, ABV (AlixPartners LLP, Dallas);
  • Robert Taylor, CPA, CFF, JD, CVA (Taylor & Morgan, Flint, Mich.);
  • Michelle Tran, CPA, CFF (Berkeley Research Group LLC, Houston); and
  • Tyler Wright, CPA, ABV, CFF (Moore Colson CPAs and Advisors, Atlanta).

“These up and coming leaders in the forensic and valuation services arena are going the extra mile to advance the profession and serve their communities,” Barbara Andrews, director of forensics, technology, and management consulting for the AICPA, said in a statement. “Their efforts embody the spirit of volunteerism that the accounting profession is known for.”

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