FICPA Award Programs

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The Florida Institute of CPAs was built on volunteerism more than 100 years ago, and it is volunteerism keeping the Institute relevant for its members and securing its place as one of the most respected state CPA societies in the country.

The FICPA has several award programs allowing the leadership and the organization to recognize outstanding volunteer service within the CPA community.

FICPA Public Service Award

 

About the Award: Acknowledges the extraordinary achievements of an individual CPA participating in public service activities and promotes the CPA designation as the premier professional credential for accounting, auditing and finance professionals.
Who’s Eligible: Members of the FICPA who dedicate themselves to public service.
Nominations Due Date: Closed
Awards Announced: FICPA 2014 Mega CPE Conference; June 11-14, 2014; Disney’s Contemporary Resort; Orlando, Florida.
Past Winners

FICPA Outstanding Educator Award

 

About the Award: Designed to recognize full-time college accounting educators distinguished for excellence in teaching and for national prominence in the accounting profession. The award has a dual function: to extend profession-wide recognition to the recipient and promote role models in academia.
Who’s Eligible: Members of the FICPA who work in education (does not need to be a voting FICPA Member).
Nominations Due Date: Closed
Awards Announced: FICPA 2014 Mega CPE Conference; June 11-14, 2014; Disney’s Contemporary Resort; Orlando, Florida.
Past Winners

FICPA Outstanding CPA in Business & Industry

 

About the Award: Acknowledges the extraordinary achievements of an individual CPA employed in business and industry and promotes the CPA designation as the premier professional credential for accounting, auditing and finance professionals.
Nominations Due Date: Closed
Awards Announced: FICPA 2014 Mega CPE Conference; June 11-14, 2014; Disney’s Contemporary Resort; Orlando, Florida.
Past Winners

FICPA Women to Watch Awards

 

About the Award: The Women to Watch Awards were created by the AICPA and are an opportunity for the FICPA to recognize outstanding women in accounting. Awards will be given in two categories: Established Leaders and Emerging Leaders.
Who’s Eligible: Female FICPA/AICPA members.
Nominations Due Date: Closed
Awards Announced: Women’s Leadership Summit at the FICPA 2014 MEGA CPE Conference, June 13, 2014; Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Florida.
Past Winners

FICPA Outstanding CPA in Government

 

About the Award: Acknowledges the extraordinary achievements of an individual CPA employed in federal, state or local government. The FICPA recognizes an outstanding CPA who strives to promote the CPA designation as the premier professional credential for accounting, auditing and finance professionals in government.
Who’s Eligible: FICPA members who work in Government
Nomination Due Date: Closed
Past Winners

FICPA Public Service Award Recipients

 

2013           Richard A. Berkowitz
2012           No nominations submitted
2011           Winston K. Howell
2010           Roshan 'Shan' Shikarpuri
2009           Wayne N. “Skipp” Fraser
2008           Travis Storey
2007           No nominations submitted
2006           Antonio L. Argiz
2005           John L. Stancil
2004           Rexford R. Koch
2003           Michael R. Pender, Jr.
2002           Maria “Mia” Thomas
2001           No nominations submitted
2000           John L. Kramer
1999           Stephen C. Houser
1998           Philip A. Diamond
1997           Harold Bennett
1996           David McIntosh
1995           No nominations submitted
1994           No nominations submitted
1993           Donald L. Berry
1992           Russell S. Natherson
1991           Karen L. "Kitty" Wrenn
1990           Rex E. Harper
1989           Terry Aidman
1988           Joseph B. Tedder
1987           Frank E. Stafford, Jr.
1986           N. Donald Varnadore
1985           Joseph Wittenstein
1984           Harry E. Hurst

FICPA Outstanding Educator Award Recipients

 

2013           Daniel J. Tschopp
2012           No nominations submitted
2011          Dr. William C. Quilliam, Florida Southern College
2010          Celina L. Jozsi, CPA, University of South Florida-Tampa
2009          Gerald H. Lander, Ph.D., University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
2008          Willliam A. Hillison, Ph.D., CPA, Florida State University
2007          Vincent C. Brenner, Ph.D., CPA, Stetson University
2006          Kathryn M. Means, Ph.D., CPA, Florida Atlantic University
2005          James A. Fellows, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
2004          Deanna O. Burgess, Ph.D., CPA, Florida Gulf Coast University
2003          Steven M. Platau, JD, CPA, University of Tampa
2002          Charles H. Calhoun, III, University of North Florida
2001          Thomas R. Robinson, University of Miami
2000          David M. Dennis, University of South Florida
1999          Karen L. Hooks, Florida Atlantic University
1998          William L. Stephens, University of South Florida
1997          Bettie A. Adams, University of North Florida
1996          Rhoda C. Icerman, Florida State University
1995           Dr. Ruth R. O'Keefe, Jacksonville University
1994           Marilyn F. Hunt, University of Central Florida
1993           Paul Munter, University of Miami
1992           Ed Robertson, University of Central Florida
1991           Gary Holstrum, University of South Florida
1990           Dr. Robert D. Taylor, Florida Atlantic Univ.
1989           Dr. John K. Simmons, University of Florida
1988           Robert J. West, University of South Florida?
1987           Dr. Henry R. "Hank" Anderson, Univ. of Central FL
1986           William Ross Heck, Florida State University
1985           Joseph J. Master, Stetson University

FICPA Outstanding CPA in Business & Industry

 

Award Started in 1998
2013           No nominations submitted
2012           Casey A. Fletcher
2011           Stephen M. Knopik, CPA
2010           No nominations submitted
2009           Laura A. Spencer
2008           Darryl V. Ott
2007           No nominations submitted
2006           Sherrill Hudson
2005           No nominations submitted
2004           Robert K. Bacon & Richard Carmichael
2003           Keith Jones
2002           Katherine Pierce
2001           No nominations submitted
2000           No nominations submitted
1999           Stephen Houser
1998           Janette L. Davis

FICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Recipients

 

Award Started in 1996
2013           No nominations submitted
2012           No nominations submitted
2011           Jonathan M. Peet, DBPR
2010           No nominations submitted
2009           No nominee selected by EC
2008           William Monroe
2007           No nominations submitted
2006           James B. Moye, Orange County Comptroller’s Office
2005           Shirley Ann Davis, Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
2004           G. Michael “Mickey” Miller, City of Orlando
2003           John Sommerer, Mayor of Coral Springs
2002           No nominations submitted
2001           No nominations submitted
2000           Beryl H. Davis, City of Orlando
1999           James E. Johnson
1998           Martha O. Haynie, Auditor and Chief Financial Officer, Orange County Comptroller
1997           Robert O. Johnson, Council Auditor, City of Jacksonville
1996           Charles L. Lester, Auditor General of the State of Florida

FICPA Women to Watch Award Recipients

 

The Women to Watch Awards were created by The American Institute of CPAs to recognize outstanding women in the accounting professions and are given in two categories: Established Leaders and Emerging Leaders. Started in 2010, the FICPA Women to Watch Award were created to focus on the outstanding women who not only shape the Florida Institute of CPAs, but also the profession. Congratulations to all of our award recipients.

2014
Experienced Leaders:
Sheri Schultz of Fiske and Company

Emerging Leaders:
Allison Harrell of Thomas Howell Ferguson, P.A.

2013
Experienced Leaders:
Karen Mosteller of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company

Emerging Leaders:
Stephanie Martin of Lewis, Birch & Ricardo, LLC

2011
Experienced Leaders:
Deborah Garringer, CPA, of Crowe Horwath, LLP
Laura Krueger-Brock, CPA, of CBIZ, Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp

Emerging Leaders:
Cindy Cruz, CPA, of  Rooms to Go
Magda Sanchez-Farren, CPA, of Crowe Horwath, LLP

2010
Experienced Leaders:
Barbara Burner; Owner, Barbara A. Burner, CPA
Deborah Goode; Owner/Audit Director of Hoyman Dobson
Jodi Kippe, Partner at Crowe Horwath, LLP

Emerging Leaders:
Lahteefah Bryant; Manager at Crowe Horwath, LLP
Andreea Cioara; Associate Director at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant, LLP
Hema Rupnarain; Owner at Hema Rupnarain, CPA