FICPA Announces, Congratulates 26 Under 36

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The FICPA is pleased to announce the honorees of its 26 Under 36 initiative. The goal of the initiative was to identify and recognize FICPA members younger than 36 who have made notable accomplishments through their service to our organization, the CPA profession and their communities.

“We congratulate the honorees on being selected as the best and brightest young members of the FICPA,” said Deborah Curry, CGMA, FICPA President/CEO. “We applaud their accomplishments and truly appreciate their service to the Institute and to the CPA profession.”

To view selection criteria or to read a profile of the honorees in the March/April 2013 issue of Florida CPA Today, visit

Honoree Firm/Organization City
Adrian Alfonso Perez-Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro, Torres, PL Coral Gables
K Maclain Benton Florida State University Tallahassee
Kristin Bivona Geller, Ragans, James, Oppenheimer & Creel Orlando
Amanda Bonifay Goldstein, Schechter, Koch, PA Coral Gables
Michael Borkowski II Ahearn Jasco + Company, PA Pompano Bch
Kirsten Burbridge PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Orlando
Jeannine Busch Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC Tallahassee
Bethany Carr Cavanaugh & Co, LLP Sarasota
Jason Chorlins Kaufman, Rossin & Co., PA Miami
Julian Dozier Thomas Howell Ferguson PA Tallahassee
Ashley Maher Fagan KPMG, LLP Ft Lauderdale
Chris Farmand Chris Farmand + Company Jacksonville
Sarah Funk Trilogy International Partners, LLC Ft Lauderdale
Allison Harrell Thomas Howell Ferguson PA Tallahassee
Dena Lester KPMG LLP Orlando
Jennie Muniz Dixon Hughes Goodman PLLC Jacksonville
Patrick Erin Murphy Coastal Construction Group Miami
Monica Ospina Cherry Bekaert & Holland Coral Gables
Joshua Rader Appelrouth & Farah, Co., PA Coral Gables
Hema Rupnarain Hema Rupnarain CPA, PA Ocala
Eric Santa Maria Paul A. Garcia, PA Coral Gables
Brian A. Schlang Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC Ft Lauderdale
Cheri Swain Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC Winter Park
Octavio "Tab" Verdeja Verdeja & De Armas, LLP Coral Gables
J. Adam Watson Watson & Associates, PA, CPAs Tallahassee
David White Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC Tallahassee

About the FICPA
Founded in 1905, the Florida Institute of CPAs is a Tallahassee-based, statewide, professional association representing member-CPAs throughout Florida. With a membership of more than 18,000 CPAs, the Institute’s mission is to serve the diverse needs of its members; enhance their competency and professionalism; support professional standards; promote the value of our members; and advocate on behalf of the profession. For complete information about the FICPA, visit

Suellen Wilkins, Editor, Florida CPA Today
Florida Institute of CPAs
Phone (850) 224-2727, Ext. 383
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LAST UPDATED 3/28/2013