2023 Women to Watch Award Winners

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Marie Rosier


Marie Rosier is the owner of MMR CPA and an expert in the areas of financial operations, financial reporting, and tax reduction strategies. She has dedicated her career to helping businesses develop the knowledge, processes, systems, and tools for success.

She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida A&M University and began her career in financial auditing at one of the top four public accounting firms. Her career spans several industries including healthcare, technology, and real estate.  

A former adjunct professor, Marie is passionate about introducing young people to the accounting profession, currently serving as a trustee for the FICPA Scholarship Foundation and as a member of the AICPA’s Student Recruitment Committee. 

She is also a past Chair and current Secretary of the North Dade-South Broward Chapter of the FICPA, where she leveraged data to better understand member needs and evolved programming to include more networking events, resulting in greater member engagement.  

Marie is a graduate of the third class of the FICPA Emerging Leaders Program and was a recipient of “40 Under 40” CPAs, awarded by the inaugural Black Centennial Celebration Project, honoring Black CPAs who are influencing positive change in the CPA profession and their communities. 

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Elizabeth Jackson


Elizabeth Jackson graduated from Florida State University with bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Finance and is currently employed at RSM serving as Transfer Pricing Manager in their International Tax Practice in Ft. Lauderdale. 

In addition to her role as Transfer Pricing Manager, she currently serves as co-leader of RSM’s South Florida STAR (‘Stewardship and Teamwork for the Advancement and Retention of RSM’s Women’) employee network group. Where she supports and promotes the development of women through self-advocacy efforts. 

She also engages in RSM’s recruitment activities to identify future leaders within the accounting, finance, and economics industries. 

Elizabeth is an FICPA Leadership Academy Graduate, FICPA Horizon Award recipient, the 2023-24 Chair of the FICPA Young CPAs Committee, and has served as a speaker and panelist for both AICPA and FICPA events. 

At a community level, she is actively involved in the United Way of Broward County, Broward Public Library Foundation, and the British American Business Council. 


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.  The Women to Watch Awards were created by The American Institute of CPAs to recognize outstanding women in the accounting profession and are given in two categories:

Experienced Leaders: A woman who has advanced to a higher level or leadership position within her profession. Titles include, but are not limited to, partner, shareholder, owner, elected official or appointee, executive, etc. Characteristics include:

  • Authorship of articles
  • Major or unique contribution to the profession
  • Public and/or community service
  • Mentoring other professionals
  • Improvement to the workplace

Emerging Leaders: A woman who has made significant contributions to the profession and her community, but who has not yet reached the highest levels of advancement. The candidate should be licensed less than 10 years as of July 1st of the current FICPA fiscal year. Typical roles include business owners, sole proprietors, and small firm principals. Characteristics include:

  • Public and/or community service
  • Demonstration of leadership
  • Contribution to the profession
  • Creation and implementation of unique initiative(s)
  • Involvement with alma mater or other local colleges and universities

Nominees must be a CPA and a member of both the FICPA and the AICPA

Congratulations to all our 2023 nominees

Experienced Leaders

  • Sharon Bradley, Partner, Daszkal Bolton LLP
  • Katie Davis, Partner, James Moore & Co., P.L.
  • Ana del Cerro-Fals, Tax Office Managing Partner, BDO
  • Jennifer Keshwar, Principal, Withum
  • Carla McRae, Audit Senior, Berman Hopkins CPAs & Associates
  • Arlene Ravalo Jao, Director, Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC
  • Marie Rosier, Owner, MMR Certified Public Accounting
  • Karen Tenenbaum, Founder & Managing Attorney, Tenenbaum Law, P.C.
  • Caridad Vasallo, Partner, VMBG Accounting

Emerging Leaders

  • Cindy Bryan, Tax Manager, Eisner Advisory Group LLC
  • Katie Byrd, Senior Manager, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
  • Eva Ducanis, Audit Associate, Daszkal Bolton LLP
  • Kathryn Exum, Senior Consultant, A-LIGN
  • Elizabeth Jackson, Manager - International Tax, RSM US LLP
  • Jennifer Keller, Senior Tax Manager, Crowe LLP
  • Fiona McKenna, Audit Senior, Berman Hopkins CPAs & Associates
  • Margaret Reach, Tax Managing Director, BDO USA LLP
  • Marie Torossian, CPA Advisor & 10K Certified Coach, Marie Torossian CPA, PLLC and The Profit Lab, LLC
  • Megan Van Horn, Supervisor, Anglin Reichmann Armstrong

Women's Leadership Committee

The Women's Leadership Committee promotes the growth, advancement and recognition of women in the accounting and finance profession through professional development, mentoring and recognition through the Women to Watch awards.

The Committee objectives include:

  • Develop, advance, and recognize woman CPAs.
  • Develop and host the Women in Leadership Summit at the FICPA Mega Conference that provides practical information and enhances leadership skills for development and growth.
  • Promote, administer and presents the FICPA Women to Watch Awards.
  • Develop and enhance the website with resources that support women initiatives.

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Previous Award Winners


2022 Experienced Leader

Jodi M. Malis, CPA, CGMA, Hancock Askew & Company, LLP


2022 Emerging Leader

Veronica Larriva, CPA McHale, P.A



2021 Experienced Leader

Genevieve Hancock 



2021 Emerging Leader

Rummesa Abar 



2020 Experienced Leader

Karen Lake



2020 Emerging Leader

Kathryn Horton 


2019 Experienced Leader

Wendy Y. Terry 



2019 Emerging Leader

Gretel Perez


2018 Experienced Leader

Jamie Campbell


2018 Emerging Leader

Amanda Porupski



2017 Experienced Leader

Gail Markham


2017 Emerging Leader

Caridad Vasallo


2016 Experienced Leader

Debbie Leonard


2016 Emerging Leader

Natasha Novikov


2015 Experienced Leader

Susan Thompson


2015 Emerging Leader

Amanda Bonifay



2014 Experienced Leader

Sheri Schultz


2014 Emerging Leader

Allison Harrell


2013 Experienced Leader

Karen Mosteller


2013 Emerging Leader

Stephanie Martin