Board of Trustees

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The Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees serves our mission and the future of the profession.

Voting members of the Board of Trustees serve a 3 year term, with a maximum of five (5) terms or fifteen (15) years total. In order to serve on the FICPA Scholarship Foundation Board, the Foundation’s Articles of Incorporation require all Board members to become at least a Life Member of the Foundation.

The Board of Trustees holds two required in-person meetings per year. Board members are expected to serve on at least one Foundation Committee and one fundraising event Committee. Committee assignments are based on the interests of board members.


If you are interested in serving as a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees please contact Jan Dobson, Sr. Director, FICPA Scholarship Foundation at ficpascholarship@ficpa.org or (800) 342-3197

Board of Trustees

 
President
Alan West
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-west-552b7511
University of Florida

President Elect
Bill Moore
Penservco, Inc

Vice President
Ashley Fagan
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-maher-fagan-143140b
KPMG LLP

Vice President
Will Quilliam
https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-quilliam-bb49b313
Florida Southern College Barnett School of Bus & Economics

Secretary-Treasurer
Deborah Curry
Florida Institute of CPAs

Staff Representative
Jan Dobson
Florida Institute of CPAs

Trustee
Bethany Carr
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethany-carr-667b6854
Kerkering, Barberio & Company

Trustee
Brandon Perry
Raposa Perry Young, LLC

Trustee
Michael Halfast
Risk Avoidance Managers, Inc

Trustee
Candy Kessel
Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, PA

Trustee
Carshena Allison
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carshena-thompkins-allison-cpa-mba-a9201a17
BCA Watson Rice LLP

Trustee
Pat Patterson, Jr.
Patterson CPA Group, Inc.

Trustee
Celina Jozsi
https://www.linkedin.com/in/celina-jozsi-32a5679b
University of South Florida

Trustee Emeritus
Charles Gund, Jr
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, CPAs

Trustee
Chuck Riggs, III
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuck-riggs-80b2ba18
Morgan Stanley

Trustee
Clarece Nash
Unknown Educational Institution

Past President - Current
David Cumberland
http://www.linkedin.com/in/cumberland
Kerkering, Barberio & Company

Trustee
Elizabeth Manso
https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-manso-1072b013
Elizabeth D. Manso, CPA, PA

Trustee
Michael Stone
Stone, Parker & Company, CPA, PA

Trustee
Gary Margolis
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-margolis-cpa-cgma-b1a8a2b
Callaghan & Margolis, C.P.A.'s

Trustee
George Gulisano
https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-gulisano-4813b433
Florida Skin Center

Trustee Emeritus
George Shierling
Shierling & Kelton, CPA, PA

Trustee Emeritus
Ira Herschbein
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ira-herschbein-741b0710
Reed & Company, CPAs

Trustee Emeritus
Jack Niles, Jr
Niles, Kight & Company, PLLC

Trustee
Jason Chorlins
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonchorlins
Kaufman, Rossin & Co, PA

Trustee
Jason Klein
Jason H. Klein PA

Trustee Emeritus
Jeff Greene
Jeffrey H. Greene, CPA, PA

Trustee
Jill Carlton
Jill Carlton, CPA, PLLC

Trustee Emeritus
Jose Valiente
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jose-valiente-6b6b2412/


Trustee
Karen Vergara
Allgen Financial Advisors

Trustee
Ken Strauss
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenneth-strauss-cpa-pfs-1345b79
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, LLP

Trustee
Mamie Davis
Mamie L. Davis, PA

Trustee Emeritus
Mia Thomas
Florida Institute of CPAs

Trustee Emeritus
Marty Prague


Trustee Emeritus
Mike Bloom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-bloom-63528626
Michael I. Bloom, CPA, PA

Trustee Emeritus
Mike Pender, Jr
Cavanaugh & Co, CPA, LLP

Trustee
Monte Kane
https://www.linkedin.com/in/monte-kane-5898a67
Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLC

Trustee
Amy Santos
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-amy-santos-28347225
State College of Florida

Trustee
Paola Suarez
South Florida Business Banking-Chase

Trustee Emeritus
Pat Gallagher
Natherson & Company, PA

Trustee
Rick Smith


Trustee
Robin Knuth
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-knuth-939a6979


Trustee Emeritus
Ron Thompkins
BCA Watson Rice LLP

Trustee
Steve Morrison
http://linkedin.com/in/stevenmorrisoncpa
CohnReznick Group

Trustee Emeritus
Tom Torres
Lucas, Herndon, Hyers & Pennywitt

 

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION PAST PRESIDENTS

1959-1960 – R. Bob Smith*

1960-1961 – Beth M. Thompson

1961-1962 – Beth M. Thompson

1962-1963 – Harry E. Hurst*

1963-1964 – Harry W. Bower*

1964-1965 – S. Hilburn Himes

1965-1966 – Russell S. Bogue, Jr.

1966-1967 – Barney Bernstein

1967-1968 – Charles H. Edwards

1968-1969 – Thomas E. Triplett*

1969-1970 – Joseph Wittenstein*

1970-1971 – James W. Kindelan*

1971-1972 - Robert C. Ellyson

1972-1973 - Robert D. May

1973-1974 - Jack T. Compton*

1974-1975 – Richard E. Arnold

1975-1976 – Richard E. Arnold

1976-1977 – Joseph Wittenstein*

1977-1978 – Milton H. Hatfield*

1978-1979 – Louis W. Dooner*

1979-1980 - Morton L. Weinberger*

1980-1981 - Jerrold S. Trumbower*

1981-1982 - Donald J. Sweet

1982-1983 - Jerome A. Schine

1983-1984 – William A. Ford*

1984-1985 - Wilber G. Van Scoik

1985-1986 - George E. Shierling

1986-1987 – Scott T. Rhine

1987-1988 – Jonathan S. Ingber

1988-1989 – James M. Lane*

1989-1990 – William A. Ford*

1990-1991 - James Steven Jay

1991-1992 - Ramon A. Rodriguez

1992-1993 – George F. Shierling

1993-1994 – George F. Shierling

1994-1995 – Thomas Torres

1995-1996 – Donald L. Berry

1996-1997 – Ronald Thompkins

1997-1998 - Eddie H. List

1998-1999 – Jack D. Niles, Jr.

1999-2000 – Charles D. Riggs, III

2000-2001 – Kenneth J. Strauss

2001-2002 – Jose E. Valiente

2002-2003 – Charles F. Gund, Jr.

2003-2004 – Martin M. Prague

2004-2005 – Patrick L. Gallagher

2005-2006 – Michael R. Pender, Jr.

2006-2007 – Ira M. Herschbein

2007-2008 – Maria (Mia) Thomas

2008-2009 – John F. Wilkinson, Jr.*

2009-2010 – Monte E. Kane

2010-2011 – Jeffrey H. Greene

2011-2012 – Michael I. Bloom

2012-2013 – Gary J. Margolis

2013-2014 – George A. Gulisano

2014-2015 – Candy L. Kessel

2015-2016 – Jason A. Chorlins

2016-2017 – Brandon S. Perry

2017-2018 – David A. Cumberland

*Deceased