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

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


President 
Eugene W. “Bill” Moore 
Penservco, Inc

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

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

Secretary-Treasurer 
Deborah L. Curry 
Florida Institute of CPAs

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

Staff Representative 
Jan Dobson 
Florida Institute of CPAs

TRUSTEES

Trustee 
Silvana Capaldi
Ispirare Group

Trustee 
Elizabeth T. Carlson
Elizabeth Carlson, CPA

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

Trustee 
David A. Cumberland 
http://www.linkedin.com/in/cumberland 
Kerkering, Barberio & Company

Trustee 
Mamie L. Davis 
Mamie L. Davis, PA

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

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

Trustee
Lazaro A. Gutierez
MBAF

Trustee 
C. Michael Halfast
Risk Avoidance Managers, Inc

Trustee
William “Larry” Houff
Carr Riggs & Ingram

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

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

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

Trustee 
Jason H. Klein 
Jason H. Klein PA

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

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

Trustee
George “Kylan” McNemar
BKHM, P.A.

Trustee 
Steven Morrison 
http://linkedin.com/in/stevenmorrisoncpa 
CohnReznick LLP

Trustee
Christopher Nelson
VACO

Trustee 
Brandon S. Perry 
Raposa Perry Young, LLC

Trustee
Angela M. Poole
AMP Expert Solutions, LLC

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

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

Trustee
Richard L. Shapiro
Bergman Hirsch Spilfogel & Tyman,CPAs

Trustee 
Richard D. Smith

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

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

Trustee 
Paola D. Suarez 
South Florida Business Banking-Chase

Trustee 
Karen P. Vergara 
Allgen Financial Advisors

TRUSTEES EMERITUS

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

Trustee Emeritus 
Patrick L. Gallagher
Natherson & Company, PA

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

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

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

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

Trustee Emeritus 
Michael R. Pender, Jr 
Cavanaugh & Co, CPA, LLP .

Trustee Emeritus 
Martin M. Prague

Trustee Emeritus 
George E. Shierling 
Shierling & Kelton, CPA, PA

Trustee Emeritus 
Maria A. “Mia” Thomas 
Florida Institute of CPAs

Trustee Emeritus 
Ronald Thompkins 
BCA Watson Rice LLP

Trustee Emeritus 
Thomas Torres 
Lucas, Herndon, Hyers & Pennywitt

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




SCHOLARSHIP 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

2018-2019 – Alan West

2019-2020 – Gary A. Fracassi

*Deceased