FICPA CEO Resigns, Executive Search Begins

Chief Executive Officer Deborah Curry announced that she is leaving the FICPA after leading it for nearly nine years. Curry was appointed CEO in 2011.

Curry led the FICPA through major initiatives, including governance restructuring, position-of-location strategies and sale of the Tallahassee headquarters building. Curry also championed building relationships with international accounting firms and bringing diversity and inclusion programs to members.

“I am fortunate to have spent the last nine years supporting our impressive membership and phenomenal staff, who are dedicated to the members they serve,” Curry stated. “With the pending headquarters relocation to Orlando, I feel that now is the right opportunity for me to transition.” Curry’s last day with the FICPA was June 9.

A graduate of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Curry’s career service includes many years in corporate accounting as well as public accounting experience at KPMG. Prior to joining the FICPA, she was the Georgia Society of CPAs chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

“We are grateful to Deborah for her leadership and tireless energy,” said Abby Dupree, CPA, CGMA and FICPA chair of the board.

The FICPA has begun a national search for its next CEO. “Deborah has left the FICPA in the good hands of our experienced and dedicated professional staff,” said W.G. Spoor, CPA, CGMA and FICPA chair-elect. "Finding the right candidate to strategically lead the FICPA and champion public accounting in Florida is of paramount importance. We are investing the time needed for a thorough and thoughtful search process."