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FICPA Scholarship Foundation names Carshena Allison as Chair

The FICPA Scholarship Foundation is proud to introduce Carshena Allison as its 2022-23 Chair.

“As we embark on this new year, I am enthusiastic about the possibilities the Foundation has with its renewed direction,” said Allison, a partner at Watson Rice in Miami.

“In partnership with the Institute, we are working toward providing support to attract and cultivate CPAs along their entire career pathway. The new vision and mission of the organization will allow us to serve a broader audience and really work to enhance the profession overall.  This is an exciting time for the Foundation, and we are looking forward to impacting the lives of current and future generations of CPAs.”

Allison will lead the Foundation in partnership with the members of its Board of Trustees:

Elizabeth Carlson, Silvana Capaldi (Programs Chair & Chair-Elect-Elect), David Cumberland, Jason Chorlins, Lori Gleim, Michael Halfast, Paul Hays, Celina Jozi, Nancy Juron, Jennifer Keller, Jason Klein, Gary Margolis (Finance Chair), Kylan McNemar, Bitnita Mehta, Frank Morera, Steven Morrison (Fundraising Chair & Chair-Elect), Joe Murray, Brandon Perry, Angela Poole, Amanda Porupski, William Quilliam (Governance & Nomination Chair), Sean Robinson, Marie Rosier (Marketing Chair), Maria Rust, Amy Santos, Rick Shapiro, Rick Smith, Paola Suarez, Carey Vasallo, Shelly Weir, and Alan West.

The FICPA Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that annually provides more than 70 scholarships to accounting students at partner colleges and university across Florida. Since its founding in 1959, the Foundation has distributed over $4,000,000 to colleges and accounting students around the state.

To learn more about the Foundation and to help support the next generation of CPAs, visit

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