Announcement of Graduates from 2017 Emerging Leaders Program

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Tallahassee, FL: The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) is proud to announce the graduates of it s 2017 Emerging Leaders Program. Thirty-two participants from all over the state were invited by the FICPA to attend a program uniquely designed for the next generation of leaders in the CPA profession. Programs were held in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami.

Participants engaged locally with leaders in the accounting profession, changemakers in the nonprofit sector, local elected officials, and leadership development experts. These young professionals were able to network, share ideas, and build strong professional relationships.

The program culminated at the Emerging Leaders Summit in Tallahassee on December 5, 2017. Program participants spent the day at the Florida Capitol interacting with Senators, Representatives, and other government officials. Emerging Leaders were given exclusive access to the legislative process, saw the practical applications of civic engagement, and met with fellow CPAs in governmental positions. The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants is proud to equip this group of young CPA leaders as they return to make an impact in their local communities and beyond.

The graduates from each region are listed below:

Region 1: Tallahassee

  • John Kirk, Audit Manager   Thomson Brock Luger & Company

  • Michael G. Dupree, CPA, Senior Accountant   Tipton, Marler, Garner & Chastain, PA

  • Brooke Troop, Supervising Senior Carr, Riggs & Ingram

  • Tamara Fultz, Tax Manager Carroll and Company CPAs

Region 2: Jacksonville

  • Patrick Kmieciak, Assurance Experienced Associate PwC

  • Kristina Sidoti, Audit Manager Ennis Pellum & Associates, CPAs

  • Kris Hutchins, Tax Manager James Moore & Co

  • Chelsey Dukes, Manager DHG

  • Whitney Brown, Experienced Associate   PwC

  • Andrew Hetzel, Senior Associate PwC

Region 3: Tampa

  • Amanda M. Porupski, Forensic Financial Services CBIZ MHM, LLC

  • Heather Haskin, Audit Senior Manager Ernst & Young

  • Daniel Anderson, Audit Manager Mauldin & Jenkins

  • Brett Mosley, Tax Accountant/Consultant Spoor Bunch Franz

  • Jack G. Shammas, Tax Professional Cohen & Grieb, P.A.

  • Trey Bruce, Auditor/Business Consultant Phillips Harvey Group

Region 4: Orlando

  • Scott Wagner, Tax Manager Carr Riggs & Ingram

  • Drew Ulloa, Forensic Accountant

  • Natasha Novikov, CPA/CFF, CFE, Forensic Accountant

  • Jamie Ford, Accounting Manager Pinnacle

  • Ryan Herring, Manager Withum

  • Todd Piacentine, Audit Partner Grant Thornton, LLP

Region 5: Ft. Lauderdale

  • Eric McAlpin, Manager Grant Thornton, LLP

  • Allyse Carter, Tax Senior Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A.

  • Alyssa Clark, Tax Senior Associate Walton Rahal CPAs

  • Alexandra Demosthenes, Sr. Wealth Advisor Investment Advisory Professionals, LLC

  • Shayne Ellman, Audit Manager Gladstone & Company

Region 6: Miami

  • Cory Rosen, Staff MBAF

  • Jason Karukin, Audit Manager Ernst & Young

  • Eboni N. Moss, Senior Tax Manager Bennett Thrasher, LLP

  • Kelly Weigel, Audit Senior MBAF

  • Sophia Schneider, Tax Manager Crowe Horwath LLP

  • Marcelo Gadia, Senior Associate of Tax Services Berkowitz Pollack Brant

  • Jordan Argiz, Manager MBAF