Florida Institute of CPAs Selects New President/CEO

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Deborah L. Curry, CPA, CGMA

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) announces that Deborah Curry, CPA, has been selected as its new Chief Executive Officer-Executive Director. She is scheduled to start Oct. 1.

"The FICPA is proud to welcome Deborah," said Glenn Thomas, the FICPA's chief operating officer, who has been serving as interim President/CEO. "Deborah's extensive experience in accounting and CPA societies will lead us successfully into the future."

Curry, a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Georgia and Texas, most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for the Georgia Society of CPAs, where she worked for six years. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Curry's previous experience includes finance positions with Turner Broadcasting System, Time Warner and Pacific USA Holdings Corporation.

"Her unique experience as a CPA, both public and private, affords her the necessary insight into our profession to lead and inspire the CPAs in this great state," said Stam Stathis, 2011-2012 FICPA president.

Curry will be the FICPA's fourth President/CEO in the organization's 106-year history. Founded in 1905, the FICPA is a Tallahassee-based, statewide, professional association representing member-CPAs throughout Florida. With a membership of more than 19,000 CPAs, the Institute's mission is to promote the value of its members and serve their diverse needs; enhance members' competency and professionalism; support professional standards; and advocate on behalf of the profession. For complete information about the FICPA, visit old.ficpa.org.