CPAs in the Spotlight

CPAs in the Spotlight: April 2021

Each month, we highlight our FICPA members' latest and greatest career achievements. 

If you have good news you'd like to share about yourself, your firm or your employees and would like to be included in a future edition of CPAs in the Spotlight, please email communications@ficpa.org.

Here are the CPAs in the Spotlight from March:


The Bobby Nichols Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation

George Gulisano

Florida Skin Center announced that its chief executive officer George Gulisano has joined the Board of Directors of The Bobby Nichols Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation.

The Bobby Nichols Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation, founded in 2002, is a group of Fiddlesticks members, known as Pipers, who volunteer to organize and run an annual celebrity pro-am invitational golf and charity tennis tournament.  The mission is to generate funds to return to the community via charitable contributions for abused and at-risk children. The organization also recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of Bobby Nichols, winner of 14 PGA Tour tournaments, including the 1964 PGA Championship and 1974 Canadian Open. Nichols has been a resident of Fiddlesticks since its inception.  More than 13.5 million dollars has been donated to local organizations.

“My personal mission is to give back in every way possible to my profession and my community, and the BNFCF allows me the privilege of continuing my commitment of helping children in need ” said Gulisano. It is an honor to be named to the board of this exceptional organization.”

Gulisano is a graduate of the University of Miami and a licensed CPA in the state of Florida since 1985. He serves as a trustee and past president of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship Foundation. In 2013, he became one of only 25 CPAs statewide who received a named endowment to provide yearly scholarships to Florida accounting students in perpetuity.


Hancock Askew & Co.

Rebecca Mowen, Alfredo Reynoso, Samuel Evans and Robert Faust

Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, a full-service audit, tax, accounting and advisory firm is proud to announce the promotion of Rebecca Mowen and Alfredo Reynoso to partners and Samuel Evans and Robert Faust to principals at the firm.

As the firm continues to grow, the promotion of experienced senior leaders strengthens the firm's future and helps us to continue to provide outstanding service and executive involvement in every interaction with our clients.

Michael McCarthy, the firm's managing partner, said, “Becky, Alfredo, Sam and Rob have all proved their dedication to our firm through their excellent, you first service to our team, clients and communities. We are excited for their growth and we look forward to their continued leadership as we strengthen the future of the firm.”


KapilaMukamal

Soneet R. Kapila, Barry Mukamal, Melissa Davis, Sharmila Khanorkar, Kevin McCoy and Mark Parisi

The 2021 South Florida Legal Guide, an annual publication listing the top law firms, top lawyers and top CPAs and litigation support professionals in South Florida, has honored six CPAs and litigation support professionals at the fiduciary and insolvency services firm of KapilaMukamal, LLP.

The six honorees are: Founding Partners Soneet R. Kapila and Barry Mukamal; Partners Melissa Davis, Sharmila Khanorkar and Kevin McCoy and Consultant Mark Parisi.

“It is an honor for our team to receive this special acknowledgement by the South Florida Legal Guide,” said Founding Partner Soneet R. Kapila, KapilaMukamal, LLP. “A recognition of this caliber and breadth is a testament to KapilaMukamal’s financial and insolvency expertise that crosses many diverse industries in the Southeastern U.S. and nationally.”

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