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Azuree Ashby – 2014-15 Chair
Azuree is the managing partner and shareholder at Ashby Consulting PLLC. She has a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Miami, and a Bachelors of Arts in Accounting from the University of South Florida. She completed her accounting education with a Masters of Accountancy from the University of South Florida. Azuree started her career as a CPA working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and later went on to join a well-established local Tampa/St Petersburg firm learning the ins and outs of tax planning and compliance and business advisory services.
Throughout her career, Azuree has advised clients ranging from individuals to small businesses to large multi-national corporations. Personal integrity, professionalism and compassion are values that truly define her service to the clients. No matter how large or small, she takes a personal stake in her clients. She believes "many CPAs do tax returns, but a few actually take ownership of their clients' success." She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessi Levine – 2014-15 Vice Chair
Jessi Levine, CPA CFE is a Senior Associate in Audit with CBIZ MHM, LLC in Clearwater. She has 4 years of audit experience working with retail dealership and commercial clients. Jessi received a Bachelors degree in Accounting and her Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Forensic Accounting from the University of South Florida. She is a licensed CPA and CFE in the state of Florida.
This will be Jessi’s third year on the YCPA committee. Jessi enjoys participating in the YCPA committee because of the peer networking opportunities, joint brainstorming and event planning, and the friendships she has created over the years. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, traveling, live music, and spending time with friends, family, and Greyhounds, Ella and Cappy. She can be contacted at jelevine@CBIZ.com.
Delia is a senior auditor at Law, Redd, Crona & Munroe, P.A., in Tallahassee, Florida. She has over five years of experience providing clients, from various industries, with audit and consulting services. Delia graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance, as well as, a Masters of Accountancy degree from Florida State University. She is a licensed CPA in the state of Florida.
This will be Delia's first year serving on the committee and she is excited for the opportunity to become more involved with the association and fellow CPAs across the state. Outside of work, Delia enjoys traveling, laughing, any activity outdoors and spending time with her friends and family. Delia can be reached at email@example.com.
John joined Thomson Brock Luger & Company in March 2008 as an intern. Upon graduating in August 2009 he was offered a staff accountant position. He works on various tax and audit engagements.
Katie Krblich has over three years of experience in the accounting professions. This is Katie’s first year serving on the YCPA ommittee, however, she has been active with the Broward YCPAs for almost three years. Katie received her undergraduate degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Florida State University. Currently, Katie is in the process of finishing her Masters of Accounting with Nova Southeastern University. She can be contacted at Katie@krblichcpa.com
Ana Long, CPA is a Manager for KPMG, LLP based in the Miami office with the firm’s Federal Tax practice, providing federal and state income tax compliance for corporate and pass-through entities, individuals, fiduciaries, income tax provision preparation and review and tax consulting services. Her experience includes servicing clients in various industries including renewable energy, distribution, pharmaceuticals, and consumer markets. She has been with KPMG, LLP since starting her professional career in 2009. Ana earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting at the University of Miami and later completed a Master of Science in Taxation at Florida International University. She has been actively involved with the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) Young CPAs committee since 2013 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Racquel McIntosh, CPA is an Audit Partner with Grau & Associates in Boca Raton. She has been providing auditing services, primarily to governments and non-profits, for 10 years. She is also responsible for overseeing client relations, staff training, firm peer reviews, organizing the firm’s charitable efforts and is working on expanding and strengthening the volunteer culture within the firm, to name a few. Racquel received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance as well as a Masters of Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. She is a member of the FICPA YCPA State Committee, FICPA State & Local Government Committee and the FICPA Atlantic Chapter Board. She is also a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, playing dominoes and spending time with family and friends.
Monica Ospina has over nine years of experience in providing litigation support services and is qualified as an Expert Witness. Monica’s specialty is in forensic accounting and valuation. She works with clients and their attorneys in marital dispute cases, fraud investigations, lost profit calculations, business interruption claims, royalty disputes, contract disputes, eminent domain proceedings, and tracing and identification of lost assets. She also previously taught Fraud Examination at Florida Atlantic University and has been a guest speaker for various courses at the University of Miami School of Law. Monica has been on the YCPA committee for five years and she has been nominated as one of the FICPAs Women To Watch, Emerging Leaders category and has been selected as one of the FICPA’s “26 Under 36”. Monica received her undergraduate degree in Accounting with a concentration in International Business from The University of Tampa and her Master of Accountancy degree with a concentration in Accounting Information Systems from the University of South Florida. She is Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of CPAs and is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group and Next Generation Divorce.
Mindy Rankin, CPA is a shareholder at Jinks & Moody, PA in Panama City, FL. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor Information Systems from Troy University in Troy, AL, where she played Division I softball. She went on to earn a Master of Accountancy with a Concentration in Taxation from the University of West Florida. Her primary practice area is in the construction industry, as she provides reviews, compilations, and assistance to contractors on percentage completion accounting as they obtain bonding for projects. She spends the rest of her time preparing tax returns for individuals and small businesses, as well as, consulting with her small business clients. She is a member of the FICPA’s Board of Governors, the FICPA’s Construction Conference Planning Committee, the FICPA’s membership committee, YCPA’s, and former Chapter officer for the Miracle Strip Chapter having served as President, President-Elect, and Treasurer. In the local community, she served on the Board of Directors of Girls, Inc. of Bay County for six years, currently is the Treasurer of the Panama City Chapter of Troy Alumni, and is on the Board of Directors of Tyndall Federal Credit Union. Rankin was named by CPA Technology Magazine to the list of Top Forty CPA’s Under Forty in 2009.
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Gabe Shibly, CPA is a Senior in the Audit & Assurance Services Department of the Orlando office of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund. He provides accounting and auditing services for the Firm’s financial institution clients. Gabe began his career in public accounting in 2009. Prior to joining Saltmarsh in late 2013, Gabe served as a Senior Auditor for Carr, Riggs & Ingram in Melbourne, Florida where his primary areas of focus included employee benefit plans, not-for-profit, manufacturing, construction, governmental entities, 990s, compilation and review engagements and internal audits. He obtained his Master of Accountancy and BSBA in Accounting Information Systems from Stetson University and is a licensed CPA in the State of Florida. While at Stetson University, Gabe was an NCAA Division I Scholar Athlete helping his men’s soccer team to its first ever visit to the NCAA National Tournament. Although Gabe thoroughly enjoys traveling the world (over 15 different countries so far), he has lived most of his life in Central Florida. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer and basketball and spending time with his family.
Cheri Swain is an audit manager with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC in Winter Park. She has ten years of experience with the firm providing accounting and auditing services, specializing in non-profits and educational industries. Cheri earned her Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Accounting as well as her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.
In addition to serving on the FICPA Young CPAs committee, Cheri is serving a two year term on the FICPA Nominations Committee. Cheri was honored by the FICPA in 2013 as one of Florida’s Top 26 Under 36. Cheri understands the importance of preparing the next generation of leaders for the profession and has published an article in the CPA today on this issue as well as organized the Central Florida Chapter’s annual Student Field Day for several years. She also teaches a Coaching and Mentoring course at Carr, Riggs & Ingram’s annual Leadership Academy for its employees.
Cheri is a devoted UCF football fan, enjoys the outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David White is a Manager in the Tallahassee office of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC. He has seven years of experience in the tax department providing clients with tax preparation and planning services and guidance. David received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting as well as his Masters of Accounting from Florida State University, and he earned his CPA certification in 2009.
This will be David's fourth year serving on the committee and he is excited to help further the social networks, professional benefits, and resources available to young CPAs around the state.
David enjoys the outdoors, traveling and spending free time with his wife, daughter and friends. He can be reached at email@example.com.