The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, Chicago, announced its board of directors, to serve April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. The 2018-19 officers are: president Deborah Rood, CNA Insurance; vice president Sara Mikuta, CPA, Wipfli LLP; secretary Howard Blumstein, BDO USA, LLP; treasurer Kimberley Waite, Marcum LLP; and immediate past president Kenton Klaus, Deloitte LLP. The 2018-19 members of the CPA Endowment Fund board of directors are: Brent Baccus, Terry A. Bishop, Martrice Caldwell, Vilma Chan, Lee Gould, Edward Hannon, Scott Lehman, Elizabeth Murphy, Jason Parish, Floyd Perkins, Daniel Rahill, Kimberly Rice, Elizabeth Sloan, and Connie Watkins. The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois ex-officio directors are Lisa Hartkopf and Todd M. Shapiro.
Crowe Horwath, Chiacgo, has developed a technology tool to assist companies with preparation and ongoing compliance for the new lease accounting standards that are soon to go into effect. The Crowe Lease Accounting Optimizer solution enables companies to efficiently manage their lease accounting processes while complying with the new standards. In other firm news, Crowe Horwath was named a 2018 leader in the ALM Vanguard of Strategic Risk Management Consulting Providers by ALM Intelligence – consulting division.