FICPA Member 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 Awards

 

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: NOMINATIONS CLOSED
Awards Announced: TBD
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.
Nominations Due Date: June 1, 2017
Awards Announced: FICPA Accounting and Business Show, held September 27-29
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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.
Who’s Eligible: FICPA Members who work in Business & Industry
Nominations Due Date: NOMINATIONS CLOSED
Awards Announced: TBD
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
Nominations Due Date: June 1, 2017
Awards Announced:  State & Local Government Accounting Conference, Aug. 24-25, 2017, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL
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FICPA Women to Watch Awards

 

About the Award: 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 Awards were created to focus on the outstanding women who not only shape the Florida Institute of CPAs, but also the profession.
Who’s Eligible: Nominees must be a CPA and a member of both the FICPA and the AICPA and not currently serving on the Women in Leadership Committee.
Nominations Due Date:  January 15, 2017
Awards Announced:  Women’s Leadership Summit; June 15, 2017; Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
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FICPA Award Recipients

 

FICPA Public Service Award Recipients

 

Richard A. Berkowitz
Winston K. Howell
Roshan 'Shan' Shikarpuri
Wayne N. “Skipp” Fraser
Travis Storey
Antonio L. Argiz
John L. Stancil
Rexford R. Koch
Michael R. Pender, Jr.
Maria “Mia” Thomas
John L. Kramer
Stephen C. Houser
Philip A. Diamond
Harold Bennett
David McIntosh
Donald L. Berry
Russell S. Natherson
Karen L. "Kitty" Wrenn
Rex E. Harper
Terry Aidman
Joseph B. Tedder
Frank E. Stafford, Jr.
N. Donald Varnadore
Joseph Wittenstein
Harry E. Hurst

FICPA Outstanding Educator Award Recipients

 

Lynn H. Clements, Florida Southern College
Dr. Judson Stryker, Stetson University
Daniel J. Tschopp, St. Leo University
Dr. William C. Quilliam, Florida Southern College
Celina L. Jozsi, CPA, University of South Florida-Tampa
Gerald H. Lander, Ph.D., University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
Willliam A. Hillison, Ph.D., CPA, Florida State University
Vincent C. Brenner, Ph.D., CPA, Stetson University
Kathryn M. Means, Ph.D., CPA, Florida Atlantic University
James A. Fellows, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Deanna O. Burgess, Ph.D., CPA, Florida Gulf Coast University
Steven M. Platau, JD, CPA, University of Tampa
Charles H. Calhoun, III, University of North Florida
Thomas R. Robinson, University of Miami
David M. Dennis, University of South Florida
Karen L. Hooks, Florida Atlantic University
William L. Stephens, University of South Florida
Bettie A. Adams, University of North Florida
Rhoda C. Icerman, Florida State University
Dr. Ruth R. O'Keefe, Jacksonville University
Marilyn F. Hunt, University of Central Florida
Paul Munter, University of Miami
Ed Robertson, University of Central Florida
Gary Holstrum, University of South Florida
Dr. Robert D. Taylor, Florida Atlantic Univ.
Dr. John K. Simmons, University of Florida
Robert J. West, University of South Florida?
Dr. Henry R. "Hank" Anderson, Univ. of Central FL
William Ross Heck, Florida State University
Joseph J. Master, Stetson University

 

FICPA Outstanding CPA in Business & Industry Award Recipients

 

Casey A. Fletcher
Stephen M. Knopik, CPA
Laura A. Spencer
Darryl V. Ott
Sherrill Hudson
Robert K. Bacon & Richard Carmichael
Keith Jones
Katherine Pierce
Stephen Houser
Janette L. Davis

FICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Award Recipients

 

Michael B. Ablack, Broward County Clerk of Court
Jonathan M. Peet, DBPR
William Monroe
James B. Moye, Orange County Comptroller’s Office
Shirley Ann Davis, Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
G. Michael “Mickey” Miller, City of Orlando
John Sommerer, Mayor of Coral Springs
Beryl H. Davis, City of Orlando
James E. Johnson
Martha O. Haynie, Auditor and Chief Financial Officer, Orange County Comptroller
Robert O. Johnson, Council Auditor, City of Jacksonville
Charles L. Lester, Auditor General of the State of Florida