Meet the Young CPA Committee

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Jessi Levine – 2015-16 Chair 

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Jessi Levine

Jessi Levine, CPA, CFE, is a Senior Associate in Audit with CBIZ MHM, LLC in Clearwater. She has 5 years of experience providing commercial clients with audit, forensic, and consulting services. 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 fourth year on the YCPA committee. She loves the peer networking opportunities, joint brainstorming, event planning, and the friendships created over the years that are made possible through the committee involvement. Outside of the YCPA Committee, Jessi volunteers with the FICPA Women in Leadership committee, Association for CFEs, and Junior Achievement. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, traveling, live music, and spending time with friends, family, and Greyhounds, Ella and Cappy. jelevine@CBIZ.com

John Kirk – 2015-16 Vice Chair 

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John Kirk

John Kirk, CPA, is an Audit Manager with Thomson Brock Luger & Company, working primarily in attestation engagements in non-profit, governmental and construction industries. John graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University. This is John’s 4th year serving on this committee and has also been involved with the FICPA Not-for-Profit Conference Committee and is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. John spent most of his life growing up in Venice, FL where he attended Venice High School. He enjoys playing softball, racquetball, and fishing. He is also an avid fan of Florida State football. johnkirk@tbc-cpa.com

Kenneth Akel 

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Kenneth Akel

Kenneth Akel, CPA, is an Assurance Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Jacksonville.  He has 5 years of experience providing large public and private companies with audit and business advisory services.  Kenneth received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree with a focus in Taxation from Florida State University.  Kenneth is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and this is his first year serving on this committee.  In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and basketball, and is an avid Florida State and Jacksonville Jaguars fan. Kenneth.d.akel@us.pwc.com

Bracey Alexander 

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Bracey Alexander

Bracey T. Alexander, CPA is a senior auditor at Vizcaino Zomerfeld, LLP in Coral Gables.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Miami and a Master’s degree in Accounting from Florida International University. He’s spent several years as an assistant controller for a multinational corporation as well as eight years with various CPA firms performing all levels of audit work and supervision on for-profit and not-for-profit engagements.  Besides this being his first year on the Young CPA Committee, Bracey is also involved with the FICPA Employee Benefit Plan Committee, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, United Way Audit Committee, Cuban America CPA Association, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, University of Miami School of Business Alumni Association and the FIU Alumni Association. Bracey.alexander@vz-cpa.com

Adam Angstadt 

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Adam Angstadt

Adam Angstadt, CPA,CGMA, Adam Angstadt is the Director of Finance and Operations for Flagship Fire, Inc. in Palmetto, Fla. His main responsibilities include building a scalable accounting system, overseeing financial operations, business development, and maintaining healthy customer relations. Adam received his Bachelors' degrees in Accounting and Economics from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Adam is a licensed CPA in the State of North Carolina and is working towards his Masters to be eligible for Florida reciprocity. This is his second year on the YCPA Committee. He also serves on the FICPA Construction Industry Conference Committee, the ABC Gulf Coast NexGen Leadership Committee, as Treasurer for the Sarasota Young Republicans, Volunteer Chair for the Sarasota Young Professionals and Volunteers as a Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. He currently resides in Manatee County, Florida.  adama@flagshipfire.com

Daniel Bierman 

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Daniel Bierman

Daniel Bierman, CPA, is a Tax Manager in the Miami office of Deloitte Tax LLP. He has over three and a half years of experience in the fields of tax compliance, consulting, and auditing. He has acquired a broad base of knowledge, working on clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations to complex investment partnerships. Danny received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Miami and his Master’s in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. This is his second year serving on this committtee. dbierman@deloitte.com

Tabitha Branch 

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Tabitha Branch

Tabitha Branch, CPA, is a Senior Manager of Audit and Attest Services with Berkowitz Pollack Brant, Advisors and Accountants, specializing in creating compliance programs and conducting audits in regulated in regulated industries and non-for-profit organization.  She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and a Masters in Taxation from Florida International University.  This is Tabitha’s third year on the YCPA committee and has also served as an officer for the FICPA Broward Chapter.  Tabitha is also involved with the Junior League of Miami, serving on the Finance Committee.  tbranch@bpbcpa.com

Allyse Carter 

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Allyse Carter

Allyse Carter, CPA, is currently a Senior Tax Associate at Daszkal Bolton, LLP. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University and her Masters in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Allyse is new to the Young CPAs Committee, and also serves on the Accounting Careers and Membership Committee.  In addition to her FICPA duties, Allyse is an active member of the Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Network.  allyse.carter@gmail.com

Delia Fernandez 

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Delia Fernandez

Delia Fernandez, CPA is an Audit Manager with Law, Redd, Crona & Munroe, P.A. in Tallahassee, Florida.  Delia has been with the firm for ten years providing accounting and auditing services to not-for-profit, governmental and private for-profit entities.  Delia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, as well as, a Master’s of Accountancy from Florida State University.  Delia is a member of the AICPA and is actively involved with the FICPA.  This is Delia’s fourth year serving on the Young CPA Committee and she is also a member of the FSU Accounting Conference Committee and the Chair of the Membership Committee.  Delia enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with friends and family.  deliafernandez83@gmail.com

Alicea Gorman 

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Alicea Gorman

Ali Gorman, CPA, is an audit manager with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC. She has been with the firm for seven years, specializing in accounting and auditing services to non-profits and local governments. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in accounting at Florida State University. She is a member of the FICPA’s Young CPA Committee and serves as Treasurer for the FICPA’s Emerald Coast Chapter. Gorman volunteers with numerous charitable organizations and is the Vice President of Finance for the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. She is a graduate of Leadership Walton 2013.  agorman@cricpa.com

Taylor Harmon 

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Taylor Harmon

Taylor Harmon, CPA, is employed as Assurance Services Staff with Thomas, Howell Ferguson, PA in Tallahassee.  His experience includes auditing for-profit entities, nonprofits and governmental entities; and tax preparation for corporations, partnerships, individuals, and nonprofits. Taylor earned his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Florida State University, as well as a Bachelors of Science in Finance.  This is his first year on the YCPA Committee.  He also serves on the FICPA Accounting Careers Committee; is a member of the AICPA; and a brother with Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.  He enjoys playing, watching and conversing about a wide range of sports including baseball, football, basketball, and golf.  Tharmon@thf-cpa.com

Katie Krblich 

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Katie Krblich

Katie Krblich is a Senior at Charles A. Krblich, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale. She received her undergraduate degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Florida State University and her Masters of Accounting with Nova Southeastern University. This is Katie’s second year serving on the Young CPA State Committee. She can be contacted at Katie@krblichcpa.com

Veronica Larriva 

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Veronica Larriva

Veronica Larriva, CPA is a Forensic Accountant at McHale, Caruso, Scullion, and Knox in Fort Myers. She has over 7 years of experience with the firm, focusing in forensic accounting, litigation support, receivership administration, and bankruptcy analysis.  Veronica received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration as well as her Masters in Accounting and Taxation from Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a licensed CPA in the State of Florida and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). This will be Veronica’s first year serving on the committee. During her free time, Veronica enjoys training for triathlons, going to the beach, and spending time with her family and shih-poo, Joaquin.  veronical@thereceiver.net

Ana Long 

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Ana Long

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. 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). along@kpmg.com

Jessica Mason 

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Jessica Mason

Jessica Mason, CPA, is a Senior Associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the Jacksonville office. She started her career within the transportation and later the financial services industry, specifically in Internal Audit, SEC Reporting, and Portfolio Accounting prior to joining the Big 4. Jessica received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting as well as her Masters of Accounting from the University of North Florida, and she earned her CPA certification in 2011. This will be Jessica's first year serving on the committee. Jessica enjoys playing golf and spending free time family, friends and her pug, Suki. jessica.mason@us.pwc.com

Mindy Rankin 

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Mindy Rankin

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, where she played Division I softball. She went on to earn a Master of Accountancy with a Concentration in Taxation from UWF. 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 is a member of the FICPA’s Board of Governors, the FICPA’s membership committee (past chair), YCPA’s, and a former Chapter officer for the Miracle Strip Chapter. In the local community, she’s served on the Board of Directors of Girls, Inc. of Bay County and is the current Treasurer of the Panama City Chapter of Troy Alumni and is on the Board of Directors of Tyndall Federal Credit Union. mrankin@jinksmoody.com

Andrew Schellenberg 

Andrew Schellenberg, CPA, is a Senior Associate in the Risk Assurance Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Andrew graduated with his undergraduate degrees in Finance, Accounting, and Entrepreneurship from Florida State University, and graduated from FSU with a Master’s of Science in Finance. Based out of Jacksonville, Florida, Andrew has served as the Secretary, Chair Elect, and Chair of the Jacksonville Chapter, as well as served on the FSU Accounting Conference and Young CPA Committees in 2014-5 (Andrew is serving on both again for 2015-6). Outside of work, Andrew enjoys reading, craft beer, and basketball. amschellenberg@aol.com

Ashley Sharpe 

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Ashley Sharpe

Ashley Sharpe, CPA, is in her third year as a tax staff accountant and has worked primarily on individual, entity, and not-for-profit clients. Ashley graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Computer Science from Florida State University. Her experience includes accounting assistance and tax return preparation and review. Ashley is a current member of the Junior League of Tallahassee. In her free time, she enjoys soccer, spending time with family and friends, and reading.  ashleyenlacasa@yahoo.com

Gabe Shibly 

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Gabe Shibly

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. Prior to joining Saltmarsh, 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, 990s, governmental entities, 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, 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 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. gabe.shibly@saltmarshcpa.com

Cheri Swain 

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Cheri Swain

Cheri Swain, CPA, is an audit manager with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC in Winter Park where she has over 10 years of experience providing accounting and auditing services.  She specializes in Not-for-Profits and educational industries. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Accounting as well as her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.  Cheri has served on the FICPA’s State and Central Florida Young CPA committees since 2009.  She served on the FICPA Nominations Committee, and during 2014 she served on the FICPA’s Vision Force. Cheri was honored by the FICPA in 2013 and 2015 as one of Florida’s Top 26 Under 36.    When not working, Cheri enjoys outdoor activities, UCF football, and spending time with her husband and two young children. cswain@cricpa.com

Kimberly Tiller 

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Kimberly Tiller

Kimberly Tiller, CPA, is a Senior Financial Accountant at Bookit.com.  She has seven years of public accounting experience working in audit and tax.  While playing Division I softball at Troy University, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems.  She continued her education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy.  As a member of the Miracle Strip Chapter, she has been a chapter officer for the last four years and currently sits as the CPE Liaison.  She is in her third year serving as a member on the FICPA’s Chapter Operations Committee.  She was a member of the Kiwanis Club of St. Andrews for 5+ years.  She is from Hoover, Alabama.  She is a devoted mother and wife who loves to read if she can find any spare time.

Annelise Triana 

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Annelise Triana

Annelise Triana, CPA, Annelise Triana, CPA, is a Senior in the Tax Services department at Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. in Tallahassee, FL with five years of experience in public accounting. She started her career with KPMG, LLP in her hometown of Miami, providing tax compliance and income tax provision services to large corporate clients. Now she has concentrated her skills in the construction industry providing financial statement review and income tax compliance and consulting services. Annelise earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Economics from Florida State University and completed a Master of Accounting with a concentration in Taxation from Florida State University. This is Annelise’s second year serving on the YCPA Committee. She is also in her first year serving on the Women in Leadership Committee. Additionally, Annelise is an active member with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). atriana@thf-cpa.com

David White 

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David White

David White, CPA, is a Manager in the Tallahassee office of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC. He has eight years of experience in CRI’s tax department providing businesses and individuals with tax preparation and planning services. David also enjoys assisting new businesses in the Tallahassee community with navigating the many accounting and compliance issues and decisions that face all start-ups. David originally hails from Eugene, OR, and spent time in Texas, Massachusetts, and Gainesville, FL before arriving in Tallahassee to attend Florida State University for his Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Masters of Accounting. Outside of the tax arena, David enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. This will be David's fifth 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. djwhite@cricpa.com.

Michael Wolfel

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Michael Wolfel

Michael Wolfel, CPA, is an Assurance Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Jacksonville.  He has 5 years of experience providing large public and private financial institutions with audit and/or advisory services.  Michael received a BS in Accounting and Finance Florida State University.  Michael is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and this is his first year serving on this committee. michael.p.wolfel@us.pwc.com


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