CPAmerica’s board of directors has appointed Grace Horvath as president of the association, effective 1 January 2022.
The association, which is made up of independent certified public accounting firms said that Horvath’s new position will follow Alan Deichler’s retirement as president serving from 2010-2021.
Deichler, who joined the group over a decade ago has “led the expansion of the association of mid-tier accounting firms in the United States by implementing a corporate philosophy of service, organization and consistency within the association”.
Furthemore, Horvath joined CPAmerica 10 years ago and has “gained a solid understanding of the profession, which has helped her in developing programs that support the complex needs of member firms”.
She said: “I am honored to have been selected to lead the association into the next era”. It is somewhat bittersweet as Alan has been such an outstanding leader, mentor, and friend to me and I will miss his steadfast presence here at CPAmerica very much.
“I am confident I’ve been well prepared to lead the way with innovative strategies and outstanding service to meet the challenges of rapid change in the profession and help our firms continue to prosper.”
Deichler added: “As I look back over my career, I was blessed to be a part of some outstanding organizations, but no position was as rewarding as supporting the great members of CPAmerica.”
“I look forward to watching and hearing of continued growth and creative programs to address the new world of the accounting profession in the next few years.”