Tomorrow's Leaders Today: The 2012 40 Under 40 Honorees

The leaders of tomorrow aren’t born tomorrow. They are already among us, making moves today. They have the skills, passion and tools to ensure success in the future. They recognize good ideas and implement sound strategies. They are determined and persistent. They are this year’s 40 Under 40, and they aren’t waiting until tomorrow to lead.

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This year’s 40 honorees come from all over the country and they enjoy various hobbies from wine tasting to hiking. However, they all share one common quality: they’re excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for the accounting profession, largely due to the impact of the cloud and social media. They know the road to creating a firm of the future starts in the present.

Armed with innovation, commitment and vision, the honorees are already making waves in the accounting profession – some have received this award before, while others have been named a CPA Practice Advisor Thought Leader and still more have received countless awards and honors during their career thus far. These 40 professionals are committed to increasing productivity and efficiencies for their customers and clients and providing excellent customer service, all while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. They are leveraging the latest and best technologies to consistently meet their clients’ needs.

“It’s extremely gratifying to realize that, over the last seven years, hundreds of our professions’ young leaders have been celebrated as members of the now famous CPA Practice Advisor “40 Under 40,” said former Executive Editor Greg LaFollette, CPA.CITP, Vice President of Product Strategy for CPA2Biz. “The announcement of the awards has become a much anticipated event in the public accounting world and those that have been named are clearly proud of their important designation.”

The ongoing efforts of this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees have been recognized by the vendors, consultants, thought leaders, peers and clients with which they do business daily. They are held in high regard by those directly affected by their contributions to the public accounting profession.

Congratulations to each and every one of you on receiving this prestigious honor!

You can read much more about each of this year's 40 Under 40 in the special ebook supplement.

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Jim Boomer — 36

CPA.CITP, MBA

CIO/Shareholder, Boomer Consulting, Inc.

Manhattan, Kansas

 

Kacee Johnson — 32

MBA

Executive Vice President, Cloud9 Real Time

San Diego, California

 

Anthony J. Nitti — 37

CPA, MST

Partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Aspen, Colorado

 

Aubrey Lynch — 37

CPA

Tax Principal, CS&L, CPAs

Bradenton/Sarasota, Florida

 

Jennifer Pierce Cook — 28

CPA

Owner/Partner “Creator of Awesomeness”

Hardee Accounting, PC

Hendersonville, Tennessee

 

Srinivasu Maradana—36

MCP, SCJP

Senior Manager A&A of Accounting, Audit & Workflow, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

Wichita, Kansas

 

Shayna B. Chapman—37

CPA.CITP, CGMA, Hold Series 7 and 66

Managing Member, Chapman & Burris CPAs LLC

Gallipolis, Ohio

 

Sean Hanthorn — 33

MBA Director of Education Services, RootWorks LLC

Van Buren Township, Michigan

 

Joyce M. Washington – 39

CPA

Founder/CEO, Common Cents Consulting

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Bryan Hoeft – 37

Web Marketing Director, Thomson Reuters

Dexter, Michigan

 

Byron K. Patrick — 35

CPA.CITP, CGMA, MCSE

Co-founder/CEO, Simplified Innovations Inc.

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Samir Khosla — 39

MBA

Director, Product Management - Accountant Customer Segment,Intuit, Inc.

Mountain View, California

 

Roy Keely – 31

Vice President of Market Strategy, Xcentric

Alpharetta, Georgia

 

Cara R. Newhouse — 37

CPA

Senior Accountant, Lohman Accounting

Lewiston, Idaho

 

Robert Baumann – 34

Chief Architect – ProSystem fx SaaS, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

Reno, Nevada

 

Peter Miele – 36

Vice President of Sales, SurePrep, LLC

Irvine, California

 

Chris Farmand — 33

CPA.CITP, MBA

Energy Farmer, Chris Farmand + Company

Jacksonville, Florida

 

W. Michael Hsu — 28

CPA.CITP, MSA

Founder & CEO, DeepSky | Entrepreneurs’ Accounting Department

Irvine, California

 

Christian James – 34

COOXcentric

Alpharetta, Georgia

 

Merrill J. Taylor — 33

CPA

Tax Manager, Wisan, Smith, Racker & Prescott, LLP

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Daniel T. Moore — 35

CPA

Owner, D.T. Moore & Company

Salem, Ohio

 

Melanie Carol Geist — 36

CPA

Partner, Porter & Geist LP

San Antonio, Texas

 

Dan Nicholson — 31

CPA, CGMA

Founder/CEO, Nth Degree CPAs, PLLC

Seattle, Washington

 

Louie J. Calvin – 36

Product Manager – Accounting CS, Thomson Reuters – Tax & Accounting

Dexter, Michigan

 

Liz Alexander — 38

CPAOwner, Elizabeth Alexander CPA

Arlington, Texas

 

Julio E. Garcia — 37

CPA

Managing Member, Alonso & Garcia, PLLC

Plano, Texas

 

Kim Hogan — 29

ECMp, CAPTUREp

Director of West Coast Operations, XCM Solutions, LLC/ Xpitax, LLC

Irvine, California

 

Dan Zitting — 30

CPA.CITP, CISA

Vice President of Product Management and Design, ACL Services Ltd.

New York, New York

 

Dustin Wheeler — 33

CPA

Tax/IT Manager, Wallace Neumann & Verville LLP

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Jason Lawhorn — 37

CPA.CITP.MAcc

President & CEO — Lawhorn CPA Group, Inc.

Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Thomas Fantin — 35

CPA.CITP

Manager, SS&G, Inc.

Akron, Ohio

 

Kasey Bayne – 30

Accounting Ambassador, FreshBooks

Toronto, Ontario

 

Jennifer M. Lowe — 39

JD

Director of Federal Tax Publishing, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

Riverwoods, Illinois

 

Joe Lauzen — 36

CPA

President, Lauzen Accounting

Warrenville, Illinois

 

Jennifer Warawa – 36

Vice President of Partner Programs & Channel Sales, Sage North America

Lawrenceville, Georgia

 

Joey Brannon — 39

CPA

Founder & President, Axiom CPA

Bradenton, Florida

 

Brian Fox — 39

CPA, MBA

Founder, Confirmation.com

Nashville, Tennessee

 

Adam Kupperman – 37

Vice President & Head of ONESOURCE Firm Edition

Thomson Reuters

Hoboken, New Jersey

 

Noel Abdur-Rahim — 29

CPA

Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Atlanta, Georgia

 

John Crosslin — 38

CPA, MBA

Principal, Crosslin & Associates, P.C.

Nashville, Tennessee

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