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CPA Practice Advisor Announces “40 Under 40,” and “20 Under 40” Award Winners

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

CPA Practice Advisor has announced the 2022 members of its “40 Under 40 Accounting Professionals” 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 leading the development of technology, education or services that enhance 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 Top Influencers 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 is a high level of diversity and determination among those whose ideas and voices are shaping the directions we all are following,” said CPA Practice Advisor‘s editor-in-chief Gail Perry, CPA. “All of this year’s honorees are professionals who are not just thinking about the future, but are stepping forward and making significant changes in the accounting profession itself and the way in which our profession is perceived.”

The 2022 “40 Under 40” Honorees:

Lydia Ahn, CPA – VSH CPAsJacki Jacox, CPA – Mazars USA
Susan C. Allen, CPA, CITP, CGMA – AICPACaleb Jenkins, EA, CQP – RLJ Financial Services
David Almonte, CPA, CGMA – Amica MutualWassia Kamon, CPA, CMA, MBA- ACM Chemistries
Roslyn Banks, BBA, MAcc, EA – Adelaide Rose LLCJoshua Lance, CPA, CGMA – Lance CPA Group
Michael Barton, CPA – Sikich LLPMatthew Martin, CPA – Citrin Cooperman
Aaron Berson, CPA – Fringe Advisory Co.Liz Mason, CPA – High Rock Accounting
Chase Birky, CPA – Dark Horse CPAsCarl Mayes, CPA – AICPA
Kristin Bivona, CPA – GellerRagans CPAsJessica McClain, CPA, CITP, CISA – Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital
Kenneth Bonus, CPA – Bonus Accounting LLCJackie Meyer, CPA, CTC – Meyer Tax, Concierge CPA
Thomas Castelli, CPA, CFP – Hall CPA, PLLCGreg O’Brien, CPA – Go CPA LLC
Lindsey Curley, CPA, CGMA – AICPAJessica Offer, CPA – Withum
Michael Eckstein, EA – Eckstein Tax ServicesTim Petrey, CPA, CGMA – HD Davis CPAs
Lincoln Fleming, CPA, CFP, PFS – BlackrockMatt Roetcisoender, CPA, CVA – VSH CPA
Zachary Gordon, CPA – Propeller IndustriesAlexandria Romero, CPA – City of Pueblo, CO
Brandon Hall, CPA – Hall CPA, PLLCSean Stein Smith, Ph.D, CPA, CMA – CUNY Lehman
Holly Hawk, Ph.D, CPA, CGMA – Clemson Univ.Will Tanem, CPA – BPM LLP
Kenneth Healy, CPA – Diversified Financial SolutionHoward Telson, CPA, MST – Crossborder Solutions
Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA – Hervochon CPA, CVA LLCKatie Thomas, CPA – Leaders Online
Kari Hipsak, CPA, CGMA – AICPA + CIMARobert Westley, CPA, PFS, CFP – Northern Trust
Kathryn Horton, CPA CMA, CIDA – Horton CPA PAJeff W. Wilson II, CPA, PFS, CGMA, CFE, CDFA – The W2 Group, LLC

The 2022 “20 Under 40” Honorees:

Andrew Argue, CPA – CorveeKalil Merhib – CPA.com
Kim Austin – AvalaraDave Mundy – Audit Dashboard
Kevin Bong – AuditFileAkmal Nasimov – Bloomberg Tax
Steven Bong – AuditFileShalin Parikh, CA – Entigrity Solutions
Jin Chang – FieldguideNick Pasquarosa, MST – Bookkeeper360
Katie Cohodes – Armanino LLPBrian Rivera, CPA – Trader Tax CPA
Bryan Compton, MBA – Blucora (TaxAct)Nadia Rodriguez, CPA – Intuit
David Cristello – Jetpack WorkflowScott Scarano, EA – Padgett NC
Brandon Gray, CPA – Firm360David Toth – Winding River Consulting
Richard Lavina, CPA – TaxfyleSarah York, EA – Keeper Tax

Nominations for the 2023 awards will open in March 2023.

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