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NASBA Names New Chair, Announces 2013-2014 Board Appointments

New members installed into office during NASBA’s 106th Annual Business Meeting.


The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has announced new appointments to its 2013-2014 Board of Directors. The new members were installed into office during NASBA’s 106th Annual Business Meeting, held on October 29.

NASBA serves as a forum for the nation’s Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license more than 700,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States.

Carlos E. Johnson, CPA, Ed. D., of Oklahoma City, Okla., acceded to the position of chair for 2013-14. Previously, Johnson served as vice chair, director-at-large and southwest regional director of the NASBA Board. He is the chair of NASBA’s newly established Leadership Development Group and former chair of NASBA’s Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) Committee, Audit Committee, State Board Relevance and Effectiveness Committee, Legislative Support Committee and Substantial Equivalency Strike Force (Mobility Task Force). Additionally, Johnson is a former member of NASBA’s Administration & Finance, Regulatory Structures and Relations with Member Boards Committees. For 10 years, he served on the Oklahoma Accountancy Board, contributing three terms as chair and two terms as vice chair. Johnson currently serves as president of Carlos E. Johnson, CPA, PLLC, having retired from his position as senior investment banker with BOSC, Inc., a subsidiary of BOK Financial Corp. He was also a 24-year partner with KPMG, LLP, and a partner with the firm of Horne & Co. of Ada, Oklahoma.

Walter C. Davenport, CPA, of Raleigh, N.C., was appointed vice chair. Currently Davenport, a retired audit partner with Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, serves as a member of NASBA’s Uniform Accountancy Act Committee and Standards Study Group. From 2003-2012, Davenport served on the NASBA Board of Directors as director-at-large and middle atlantic regional director. He is the former chair of NASBA’s CPA Licensing Examinations Committee, CPE Committee, Strategic Initiatives Committee, Audit Committee and Administration & Finance Committee, as well as a former member of NASBA’s Compliance Assurance, Examination, Relations with Member Boards, Nominating and Licensing Requirements Committees. A graduate of Morehouse College, Davenport is a past president of the North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners. He also served as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Board of Examiners from 1999-2005.

A. Carlos Barrera, CPA, and partner at Long Chilton LLP of Brownsville, Texas, was elected southwest regional director. Barrera also serves as chair of NASBA’s Global Strategies Committee, and previously served on the State Board Relevance and Effectiveness and Board Effectiveness and Legislative Support Committees. In 2011, he served as presiding officer of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Barrera is a member of the AICPA, Texas Society of CPAs – Rio Grande Valley Chapter (TSCPA), Governmental Finance Officers Association and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

John F. Dailey, CPA, of Voorhees, N.J., was elected northeast regional director. Dailey serves as partner, chairman emeritus, Governmental Services Department with Bowman & Company LLP. He is the chair of NASBA’s CPE Committee and former member of the Ethics and Strategic Issues Committee. Dailey has been appointed by three Governors to serve on the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy. He is a member of the AICPA, the New Jersey Registered Municipal Accountants Association and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA).

Tyrone E. Dickerson, CPA, of Richmond, Va., was elected middle atlantic regional director. Dickerson, former chair of the Virginia Board of Accountancy, chairs NASBA’s Diversity Task Force and is a member of the Relations with Member Boards Committee. He is a past member of NASBA’s Enforcement Resources, Ethics and Nominating Committees. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees for Virginia Union University as chairman of the audit committee, is a member of the Richmond Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and is a member of the Richmond Rotary Club. Dickerson currently practices as a sole proprietor specializing in auditing small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

W. Michael Fritz, CPA, of Columbus, Ohio, was elected great lakes regional director. Fritz is a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, and chair of NASBA’s Regulatory Response Committee. He has served on NASBA’s Ethics, Global Strategies and Ethics and Professional Issues Committees, and has also served on the AICPA Expert Panels for Not-for-Profit and State and Local Governments for over five years. Fritz was appointed to the Ohio Accountancy Board for a seven year term in 2009. He is presently Board chair. In 2013, he was appointed as Deliotte member on the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Executive Board.

Richard N. Reisig, CPA, of Great Falls, Mont., was elected mountain regional director. Currently, Reisig is a shareholder with Anderson ZurMuehlen & Company, P.C. A member and former chairman of the Montana Board of Public Accountants, Reisig is chair of NASBA’s CBT Administration Committee and former member of the Compliance Assurance and CPA Licensing Examinations Committees. He is also an active member of the AICPA, where he serves on the Board of Examiners and Member Advisory Panel.

Mark Crocker, CPA, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was appointed chair of NASBA’s Executive Directors Committee and will serve as executive directors’ liaison to the NASBA Board of Directors for 2013-14. Crocker has served as the executive director of the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy since 2008. Previously, he served as an investigator for the Board. A member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and AICPA, Crocker has served as a member of NASBA’s Accountancy Licensee Database, Enforcement Resources and Executive Directors Committees.