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The 2020 CPA Practice Advisor “40 Under 40” Professionals and “20 Under 40” Influencers

The awards recognize 40 professionals who are under 40, and have emerged as future leaders in the profession, and 20 who are under 40 and leading the development of technology that serves the profession.

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CPA Practice Advisor has announced the 2020 members of its “40 Under 40” and “20 Under 40 Top Influencers” programs.

The awards recognize 40 professionals who are under 40, and have emerged as future leaders in the profession, and 20 who are under 40 and leading the development of technology that serves the profession.

The 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight the top practicing public accountants, educators and thought leaders who are leading their profession by visibly and incrementally changing the accounting profession through their exemplary leadership, their innovative thinking, their collaborative efforts to provide unity to the profession across the generations, and their community outreach which extends the visibility of the profession outside the workplace.

The 20 Under 40 Vendor Superstars program similarly honors those who are leading the way in developing the constantly evolving technology and firm processes that allow practitioners to be more productive, efficient and profitable, as they build practices that will endure and thrive.

“There were more than three times the number of entries this year over past years, which speaks not just to the popularity of the program but the necessity of recognizing accomplishments  and achievements of those who are leading the profession into the future,” said CPA Practice Advisor‘s editor-in-chief Gail Perry, CPA.

“This year in particular, we see a new level of strength and determination among those whose ideas and voices are shaping the directions we all are following. Across the board, every one of our entries represents someone who is not just thinking about the future but is stepping forward and making significant changes in the accounting profession itself and the way in which our profession is perceived.”

Nominations for the 2021 awards will open in March, 2021.

The 2020 ’40 Under 40′

  • Aaron Berson, CPA
  • Aaron Clayton, CPA, CGMA, CHFP
  • Brandon Smith, CPA
  • Caleb Jenkins, EA, CQP
  • Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA
  • Dan Nicholson, CPA, CGMA
  • Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA
  • David Almonte, CPA, CGMA
  • Durran Dunn, CPA, CIA
  • Elizabeth Pittelkow Kittner, CPA.CITP, CGMA, DTM
  • Erin Roche, CPA, CGMA
  • Garrett Wagner, CPA.CITP
  • Hector Garcia, CPA.CITP, CGMA
  • Jackie Meyer, CPA, CTC
  • James Sean McGettigan, CPA, PFS, CGMA, CFP
  • Jared Van Arsdale, CPA
  • Jeff Wilson II, CPA/PFS, CGMA, CFE, CDFA
  • Jeremias Ramos, CPA
  • Jessica E. McClain, CPA, CISA, PMP, CGFM
  • Jose Zavala
  • Joshua Lance, CPA, CGMA
  • Julie James, CPA
  • Kari Hipsak, CPA CGMA
  • Kathryn Horton, CPA, CMA, CIDA
  • Kenneth Omoruyi, CPA, EA
  • Kenneth Healy, CPA
  • Kristin Bivona, CPA
  • Lauren Haverlock, CPA
  • Liliana Dávalos, AFSP, CAA, BSB/ACC
  • Liz Mason, CPA
  • Michael Jamison, CPA, CGMA
  • Nikki Winston, CPA
  • Or Pikary, CPA
  • Philip Sookram, CPA
  • Rebekah Brown, CPA
  • Robert Westley, CPA, CFP, PFS
  • Sarah Bradley, CPA
  • Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA, CMA, CGMA, CFE
  • Shehan Chandrasekera, CPA
  • Sholom Schochet, PhD, CPA, CFE
  • The 2020 ’20 Under 40′