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Durran Dunn, CPA, CIA – 2020 40 Under 40 Honoree

Durran Dunn

Durran Dunn, CPA, CIA – 2020 40 Under 40 Honoree

Senior Manager, Internal Audit Finance
Graphic Packaging International

Career highlights:

Durran 15+ years of extensive experiences in assurance, advisory, accounting and finance; specifically, in external and internal audits, risk and regulatory compliance, SEC financial reporting, and corporate accounting has been a series of small successes that has resulted in a few career highlights that includes:

  • Recognized as CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 Under 40
  • “Real CPA” AICPA Representative
  • Serving on NABA’s Board of Directors
  • Developing and Mentoring Others
  • Recognized as KPMG National Chairman Award Honoree
  • Presented to the Board of Directors at my organization

What are you doing to make a difference in the profession, your community, the world?

I am passionate about the profession and investing in community outreach programs.  I represent the AICPA through the “Real CPA” program by inspiring minorities and others to pursue the field of Accounting as a profession.  I serve as a National Board Director of NABA, Inc. and where I am the Audit Committee Chair.   Contributions to NABA is dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black accounting and finance professionals. I also serve as a board member of The R.I.S.E. Schools in East Point, GA which are free public charter schools committed to preparing scholars for success in college and beyond.

Favorite books/websites/podcasts/speakers:


  • Barack Obama
  • Pastor E. Dewey Smith


  • Ted Talks


  • Off Balance On Purpose, by Dan Thurmon
  • Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler


Professional Associations/Memberships (please include any leadership roles):

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • The Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
  • National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA)
  • Board Member, National Director; NABA
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • National Facilitating Instructor; IIA

See all of the 2020 “40 Under 40” honorees.