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FICPA Announces 2020-2021 Class Of Emerging Leaders Program

The annual program is designed to strengthen and amplify the leadership skills of its Young CPA members, build a peer group network of talented and motivated CPAs, and develop the future influencers of the profession.

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The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) has announced Class IV of its Emerging Leaders Program.​ ​The 18 individuals selected for this year’s program represent the best and brightest among the young CPA professionals across the state of Florida.

The annual program is designed to strengthen and amplify the leadership skills of its Young CPA members, build a peer group network of talented and motivated CPAs, and develop the future influencers of the profession. As the situation with COVID-19 progresses, program events will be held virtually and in-person as deemed appropriate by the state of Florida. Participants will engage with​ ​thought leaders from the accounting profession, local and state elected officials, community not-for-profit champions, and leadership development experts.

“[The program] gives us the opportunity to connect with each other, connect with legislative leaders in the state, and make an impact in the profession. Here, I have the opportunity to build relationships with other CPAs who are like-minded,” says a past program participant. 

The Emerging Leaders Program creates an environment in which young CPAs are able to engage in a dialogue about statewide and national issues impacting the profession, establish strong professional relationships, and be inspired to take the next step forward as leaders. Following the program, all participants are invited to attend this year’s Emerging Leaders Summit, designed to bring together CPAs from across the state for a three-day future-focused experience.

Pensacola 

Katherine “Katie” Byrd, Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Jacksonville 

Eric Walton, Purvis Gray CPAs

Tampa 

Corey Adams, Reilly, Fisher & Solomon, P.A.

Michael Hayes, Cjn & W

Taylor Kelley, Ernst & Young

Sterling Searcy, Cps Investment Advisors

Orlando 

John Kramer, Withumsmith+Brown

Christopher Suto, Withumsmith+Brown

Ft. Lauderdale 

Nicholas Angarano, Berkowitz Pollack Brant

Thomas Angelos, Juda, Eskew & Associates Pa

Elizabeth Jackson, RSM

Dylan Jacobson, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra

Lauren Passaro, Ernst & Young

Miami

Armando Donado, White Wolf Capital, LLC

Jason Landess, RSM

Hanisha Laungani, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra

Adam McMahon, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra

Margaret Reach, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra