On Thursday, May 12, 2016, the Austin CPA Chapter hosted its annual end-of-year Awards Banquet & Scholarship Fundraiser at Maggiano’s Little Italy honoring members whose contributions to the Chapter resulted in another successful year. This event also served as a fundraiser for the Austin Chapter CPE Foundation Scholarship Fund and Bette Williams Scholarship. Please contact Kaira Tanwar if you would like to make a donation to this worthwhile cause.

2015-16 was a record-setting year for the Austin CPA Chapter and this could not have been done without the help of our CPA volunteers. Many people were nominated for awards and the selection was nothing short of grueling. However, the following individuals were awarded for their exceptional achievements during the past fiscal year:

COMMITTEE CHAIR OF THE YEAR
Philip Campbell

YOUNG CPA OF THE YEAR
Sean Skellenger

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY LONG-TERM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Jesse Dominguez

CPA OF THE YEAR
Tracie Nobles

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Nancy Foss

PRESIDENT’S SERVICE AWARD
Kate Rhoden

Connie Clark was also presented the President’s Plaque for her exceptional service and volunteerism as Austin Chapter President for the 2015-16 year.

TSCPA’s Accounting Excellence Award recipients were recognized at this meeting:

Tanner Green, St. Edwards University
Nancy Nguyen, University of Texas at Austin
Mark Rodriguez, Texas State University-San Marcos

This event would not have been possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors:

Maxwell, Locke & Ritter, LLP
Atchley & Associates, LLP
Bette Williams, CPA
Branch Banking & Trust Company
Donna & Royce Faulkner
Frost Bank
Mike’s Print Shop
Morrison, Friedrich & Spinn, CPAs, LLC

Okafor & Associates, PC
Randy & Debbie Rehmann
Wiley CPAexcel

Faske Lay & Co, LLP

Please click here for a complete list of sponsors and their contact information.

Laura Dominguez was the winner of the Yeti cooler donated by Branch Banking & Trust Company. Other door prize winners were Carol Boyd, Deborah Cole, Angie Hardy, Jeremy Myers, Kate Rhoden and Olivia Riley.

Our keynote speaker for this event was James (Jim) Kee, PhD, President and Chief Economist, Partner of South Texas Money Management, Ltd (STMM). Mr. Kee presented Understanding the U.S. and Global Economies (A Handful of Things to Pay Attention To, a Truckload of Things to Ignore). This course covered several powerful economic concepts and how they can be used to understand the U.S. and global economies and capital markets.

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