Volunteer

TXCPA Austin has a number of opportunities for Members to become more involved in the chapter, the profession and the community.

Individual committees and task forces are listed under their appropriate subject headings.

Accounting Career Exploration

This committee administers the Accounting Career Awareness Program, in which CPAs visit area schools to tell students about the variety of career opportunities available with an accounting degree. This is how we help preserve the future of the profession, recruiting the best and the brightest. Contact Linda Messing if you’d like to get involved.

Advertising & Public Relations

The Image Enhancement Task Force is responsible for TXCPA Austin’s advertising and public relations initiatives. For more information about these opportunities, contact Linda Messing.

Advertising Committee
Hagy, Janet – chair
Boyd, Carol
Foss, Nancy
Holmes, Kristy

Business & Industry

This group organizes specialized programs and CPE for CPA members in business, industry, government and education. Contact Diane Joiner to become part of this important planning group.

B&I Committee
Foss, Nancy – chair
Atwood, Bill
Bowman, Barbara
Boyd, Carol
Cortinas, Jeanette
Gobar, Bill
Johnston, Travis
Pumphret, Jim
Ortiz, Joseph
Riley, Olivia
Ross, Tony
Sullivan, Diana

Community Involvement

Nothing is more rewarding than giving back to the great community in which we live. The Community Involvement task force meets a few times throughout the year to think up great ways to support charitable organizations. Our projects range from building houses to toy drives to raising money by walking 5Ks. Contact Linda Messing for more info.

Community Involvement Committee
Matthews, Paul – Committee Chair
Akinboye, Lara
Foss, Nancy
Huynh, Bang
Keeling, Jan
Lopez, Jessica
Morgan, Bryan
Olds, Rick
Oster, Melinda
Robinson, Mary Kay
Schwalbach, Michelle
Watkins, Debra

Continuing Professional Education

CPAs must earn a certain amount of continuing education hours per year in order to maintain their license. The CPE committee is in charge of our annual course catalog and tax conference. If you are interested in the latest accounting topics, know great speakers or just want more information regarding the committee, please contact Kaira Tanwar.

CPE Committee
Chris Okafor, 2019 Committee Chair
Campbell, Philip
Draper, Guy
Elliott, Sarah
Hart, Dorothy
Heyman, Michele
Martin, Ashlee
Matthews, Paul
Mondrik, Christi
Norelli, Linda
Watkins, Debra

CFO/Controllers Conference Committee
Rhoden, Kate, 2019 Conference Chair
Howard, Tracy, 2019 Conference Vice-Chair
Boyd, Carol
Campbell, Philip
Heyman, Michele
Franklin, Mark
Matthews, Paul
Neas, Julie
Ortiz, Joseph
Sullivan, Diana

Tax Conference Committee
Klein, Mandy, 2019 Conference Chair
Paharia, Komal, 2019 Conference Vice-Chair
Baker, Coalter
Brown, Jennifer
Clark, Connie
Hart, Dottie
Heyman, Michele
Lipstet, Ira
Mondrik, Christi
Okafor, Chris
Watkins, Debra

Financial Literacy

TXCPA Austin plays an important role in TXCPA’s statewide Financial Literacy campaign. The Financial Literacy task force is always looking for new members to carry out programs, including training nonprofit boards, faith communities and more. Contact Diane Joiner for more info.

Financial Literacy Committee
Avenson, Katy – chair
Cavazos, Laura
Foss, Nancy
Grimes, Tadd
Hamann, Kara
Jansen, Dena
Keegan, Chris
Keeling, Jan
Kelinske, Christine
Lopez, Jessica
Matthews, Paul
Mitchell, Leslie
Morgan, Erin
Potts, Tara
Pumphret, Jim
Rice, Laura
Ross, Tony
Slater, Lisa
Sretenovic, Lisa
Steiner, Lori
Sullivan, Diana
Watkins, Debra

Leadership Academy

This task force has the privilege of developing the program for training the profession’s future leaders. Contact Diane Joiner if you’d like to participate.

Leadership Academy Task Force
Brown, Jennifer
Foss, Nancy
Klein, Mandy
Lopez, Jessica
Miller-Nobles, Tracie
Sullivan, Diana
Watkins, Debra

Leaders Emerging in the Accounting Profession (LEAP)

The TXCPA Austin’s robust Leaders Emerging in the Accounting Profession (LEAP) is a group of emerging CPAs, CPA candidates, accounting students and other up and coming professionals focused on career development, growth, leadership, networking and making a contribution to TXCPA Austin/Texas Society of CPAs, the profession and the community. Our members participate in a mix of social and business/professional development activities, which include networking events, group outings, business seminars, speaker engagements, business roundtables, volunteer opportunities and social functions. Contact Kaira Tanwar for details.

LEAP (Leaders Emerging in the Accounting Profession) Committee
Akinboye, Lara, Committee Chair
Anderson, Aarika
Bailey, Liz
Bastien, Bryce
Burgess-Finley, Sarah
Cowley, Courtney
Huynh, Bang
Klein, Mandy
Lopez, Jessica
Morgan, Bryan
Neeley, Nicole
O’Brien, Cecilia
Paharia, Komal
Sheridan, Olivia

Membership

TXCPA Austin gets new Members all the time, and we make sure new and existing Members have the latest information about benefits, volunteer opportunities, and all the other resources available to them as chapter members. To learn more about these important efforts, contact Diane Joiner.

Membership Committee
Avenson, Katy
Brown, Jennifer
Clark, Connie
Foss, Nancy
Keeling, Jan
Lopez, Jessica
Mondrik, Christi
Rhoden, Kate
Robinson, Mary Kay
Ross, Tony
Williams, Bette

Public Affairs

TXCPA Austin’s Public Affairs committee researches candidates for legislative office in the chapter area, deciding where your PAC donations go and making recommendations to the statewide PAC. To get involved in this important process, contact Diane Joiner.

CPA-PAC Committee
Dominguez, Jesse – chair
Boyd, Carol
Foss, Nancy
Hausenfluck, Katie
Keeling, Jan
McIntosh, Gary
Newman, Terry
Popejoy, Dan
Robinson, Mary Kay
Shelton, Kendra
Smith, Joyce
Wesling, Donna
Williams, Bette

Scholarships

TXCPA Austin’s scholarship program began in 2005. Scholarships of $500 – $2,500 will be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based on applicant’s qualifications, with the highest award being the Bette Williams Scholarship. This committee also plans the fundraising events for our scholarship program. If you’d like to join this fun, rewarding effort, contact Diane Joiner or Kaira Tanwar.

Burgess-Finley, Sarah
Foss, Nancy
Holmes, Kristy
Keeling, Jan
Klein, Mandy
Malcom, Matt
Morris, Rosie
Myers, Jeremy
Okafor, Chris
Riley, Olivia
Ross, Tony
Sullivan, Diana
Williams, Bette
Wynne, Jason

Student/College Activities

This group will work throughout the year to develop programs and activities conducive to preparing students for the CPA profession. Activities could include participation in panel discussions at campuses; networking events specifically geared toward students; providing mentor/student program; encouraging students to become TXCPA members and apply for the chapter’s scholarships. Contact Diane Joiner for more information.