Each month, we highlight our FICPA members' latest and greatest career achievements.
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Here are the CPAs in the Spotlight from March:
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
David Hall, John Wright
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has announced David Carleton Hall, the bank’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, will retire Wednesday, March 31, 2021, following a distinguished career of more than 40 years in banking.
“David has been my most trusted and valued partner for over 20 years, and has been instrumental in our establishment as a high-performing bank. He was a vital part in the development of every aspect of the bank’s growth,” said Craig Albert, president and CEO. “David will be missed by the entire SanCap Bank family, and we wish him the best as he enters the next chapter of his life.”
John Wright, who joined the bank in April 2020, has been named executive vice president, chief financial and operating officer. Wright, who has more than 30 years of experience in community banking, has spent the last year working closely with Hall to prepare for his new role. Over his extensive banking career, he has worked for several community banking institutions in Maryland. Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Maryland.
Thomas Howell Ferguson
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, tax, and governmental consulting services firm, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, congratulates Ying Wang on being selected as one of the 2021 “25 Women You Need to Know,” by the Tallahassee Democrat.
Ying is a notable leader in the community. She currently serves as a board member for Girls on the Run Panhandle and is a member of Leadership Tallahassee Class 36. Formerly, she was the President of the Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council, President of the Tallahassee Rugao Sister City, Treasurer of the North American Butterfly Association’s North Florida Hairstreak Chapter, and Board Member of the Asian Coalition of Tallahassee. Ying also served as a volunteer interpreter for a Tallahassee Delegate’s trip to China in 2012. Additionally, she is a graduate of Opportunity Tallahassee.
Ying has over 17 years of public accounting experience working in areas of retail, manufacturing, health care, auto dealerships, and professional services. At THF, Ying is a Senior Manager in the Tax Services Department.
Waters | Ortiz
Amanda Waters, Rozanne Ortiz
Waters|Ortiz Accounting, dedicated leaders in non-profit accounting, announces a merger between their companies, ALW Accounting & Consulting and Ortiz Financial Solutions. The new firm will specialize in providing accounting expertise for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. This strategic partnership and addition of resources will make it possible to better serve their clients and increase efficiency and productivity.
Amanda Waters, CPA, and Roxanne Ortiz, CPA, have worked together for many years both as auditors at Goldstein Schechter Koch Accounting & Consulting firm (now BDO USA) and in collaboration with their individually owned accounting firms. Waters|Ortiz Accounting was formed out of a passion for serving non-profit organizations and helping them achieve financial excellence. This merger is exciting news for Amanda, Roxanne and certainly their clients.
Wouch Maloney & Co.
Lisa Cosentino, CPA, CFE, CIA, FLMI and Principal and Business Advisory Practice Leader has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Main Line Art Center located in Haverford, PA. She also presented presented “Are you Adequately Monitoring Your Risk Mitigation Strategies?” at the IASA OnPOINT and IASA Xchange™ lite conference on March 22, 2021.