Florida Institute of CPAs Announces New Chair

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Contact: Donna Son
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Abby Dupree, CPA, begins term as 92nd Chair of Florida Institute of CPAs

Tallahassee, FL – August 14, 2019: Abby Dupree, CPA, Managing Partner at Tallahassee-based accounting firm Carroll and Company, has begun her term as Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) in the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

“Abby is committed to serving the diverse needs of our more than 19,000 members,” said Deborah L. Curry, CPA, CGMA, President/CEO of FICPA. “We’re fortunate to have her at the helm as we work to ensure the FICPA continues offering value to our members and navigates the changes facing our profession.”

Dupree has stated that her major goals are to remain relevant to CPAs at all stages of their careers, especially younger generations, and to help move the organization forward in an increasingly technology-focused profession. “Our profession is changing so fast yet the need for CPAs has never been greater. … The new CPA is an agile business advisor, assuring business transparency and trust in our high-tech environment,” she said in a recent interview for FICPA's Florida CPA Today magazine.

With more than 100 years of history as the voice of Florida CPAs, the FICPA has a strong tradition of leadership and professional service – one that Dupree is eager to continue. “For the FICPA Board to recognize that they don't have all the answers but to continually seek them is a powerful way to move the profession and our organization forward. We have to stay ahead of the curve,” she said.

A Tallahassee native, Dupree has more than 24 years of experience in individual, estate, trust, and not-for-profit tax planning and preparation, as well as extensive experience with state and federal campaign finance compliance and consulting. She has been active as a leader within the FICPA for years, having previously served with the Tallahassee Chapter, the Board of Directors, and the governing Council. In 2018, Dupree was chosen as one of the 25 Women You Need to Know by the Tallahassee Democrat. She was also selected as one of the 2018 Most Powerful Women in the Accounting Profession by the AICPA and CPA Practice Advisor magazine. Dupree graduated from Florida State University and is married to Sam Stathis, who previously served as FICPA's 84th President (2011-2012).

Read the full profile and interview with 2019-2020 FICPA Chair Abby Dupree in Florida CPA Today at FICPA.org/dupree.

The FICPA would also like to recognize the following 2019-2020 Board of Directors:

FICPA Board of Directors, 2019-2020

  • Kristin Bivona, CPA
  • Lydia Desnoyers, CPA, CFE
  • Julian Dozier, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE
  • Jennifer Gunter, CPA, CISA, CISSP, FCCM
  • Tarsha R. Jacobs, CPA
  • K. Alan Jowers, CPA
  • Key G. O’Keefe, CPA
  • W.G. Spoor, CPA, PFS, CGMA
  • Jason Watkins, CPA
  • Caridad “Carey” Vasallo, CPA, CFE, CVA, CAMS


The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the premier professional organization representing Florida's Certified Public Accountants in the state. In addition to serving the diverse needs of its membership, its mission is to enhance its members’ competency and professionalism; support professional standards; and advocate on behalf of the profession.