The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) has announced that Kristin Bivona has commenced her one-year tenure as chair of the group.
Effective July 1, Bivona will be working alongside Shelly Weir, president and CEO at the FICPA, in overseeing the institute’s switch to its new Orlando headquarters.
Bivona joined the organization in 2005, and has also served on the Central Florida Chapter, the Florida CPA/PAC, the AICPA governing council, the FICPA council and the board of directors.
Also the managing partner at GellerRagans, Bivona said that she is “honored” to serve the body “during a time of transition and opportunity”.
She added: “Advocacy is at the heart of the Institute. We work day and night to advance our industry’s interests, advocate on our member’s behalf and protect CPA licenses.”
WG Spoor, the outgoing chair, said: “I can think of no better leader than Kristin during this time of tremendous opportunity and transformation for the FICPA.
“I have had the pleasure to work alongside Kristin for over five years, and I am proud to say that both the future of the FICPA and our profession are bright with leaders such as her at the helm.”