Celebrating Some Powerful Women – Again!


Last week at AICPA ENGAGE, two of our team members — Sarah Elliott and Lindsay Stevenson — were recognized by AICPA and 

Now in its eighth year, the Most Powerful Women in Accounting awards recognize 25 women annually who are helping to define and advance the accounting profession. Nominees were required to demonstrate they:

  • Are a driving force in creating a culture of innovation or excellence within their firm, or helped, as a vendor, to develop technologies that empower firms to be more productive and profitable
  • Have reached a level of management and ownership within their company, with demonstrable impact on its success
  • Actively mentor those following in their footsteps

“The Most Powerful Women in Accounting awards recognize women who are not just making a difference in the accounting profession, but who are the difference in the profession – our accounting profession would not be where it is without the impact these influential women are making,” said Gail Perry, CPA, editor-in-chief of CPA Practice Advisor magazine.

Congratulations, and THANK YOU to ALL the amazing leaders on this list for contributing your passion, wisdom and energy to move the accounting profession forward!!

2019 AICPA and CPA Practice Advisor’s Most Powerful Women in Accounting:

Tommye E. Barie, CPA – Succession Institute.

Samantha Bowling, CPA, CGMA – GWCPAs

Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA – PKF Texas

Susan Coffey, CPA, CGMA – AICPA.

Lynne Doughtie, CPA – KPMG.

Sarah Elliott, CPA, ACC – Intend2Lead

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA – Oracle.

Cathy Engelbert, CPA.CITP – Deloitte

Tracey Golden, CPA, CGMA – Deloitte

Kelly Grier, CPA – Ernst & Young LLP.

Kacee Johnson, MBA – CPA.com and Blue Ocean Principles

Elizabeth Pittelkow Kittner, CPA.CITP, CGMA, DTM – International Legal Technology Assn.

Samantha Mansfield – AICPA

Gail Perry, CPA – CPA Practice Advisor. 

Amy Pitter, J.D. – Massachusetts Society of CPAs.

Natasha Schamberger, CPA – Kansas Society of CPAs

Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA – 1st Financial Bank USA and Origin Evolution LLC

Joy Thomas, FCPA, FCMA – CPA Canada

Michelle L. Thompson, CPA – Cherry Bekaert

Jacquelyn H. Tracy, CPA, CGMA, MST – Mandel & Tracy CPAs

Amy Vetter, CPA.CITP, CGMA – The B3 Method Institute

Jennifer Warawa – Sage

Sandra Wiley, SHPR – Boomer Consulting

Jennifer Wilson – Convergence Coaching

Candace Wright, CPA, CFF – Postlethwaite & Netterville