The California Society of CPAs and the California CPA Education Foundation have named Loretta Doon as chief executive officer.

Doon was previously the chief operating officer for both organizations.

John Dunleavy had served as both organizations' transitional chief executive for the past 18 months, and will continue on in his capacity as executive director of the Education Foundation. As the foundation's executive director, he is responsible for the organization's operations.

Doon is a member of CalCPA and was president of the foundation's board of trustees from June 2003 through May 2004. She is also a member of the California Lottery Commission. The California Society of CPAs and the California CPA Education Foundation are separate entities overseen by one chief executive officer.

Separately, the New York State Society of CPAs has announced a trio of awards to be handed out at its annual dinner on May 18, along with the planned induction of Robert L. Gray into the society's CPA Hall of Fame.

The recently named honorees include:

  • Kevin J. McCoy, a Latham, N.Y., CPA, who will receive the Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes CPAs who have distinguished themselves in community, charitable or civic activities on an ongoing basis.
McCoy has been a member of the society since 1977, and is a member of the board of directors and vice president of the society's executive committee. He has been active in many local nonprofit organizations and, among other activities, he currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the Business Services Corp. of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.
  • Victor S. Rich, a CPA in Old Westbury, N.Y., will also received a Distinguished Service Award.
He joined the NYSSCPA in 1966 and has twice served as the society's vice president, as well as a member of the board of directors. Rich has been active in Irvington, N.Y.'s municipal government for more than 18 years and has been active in a range of other groups, including the Dartmouth College Alumni Association, the executive committee of the UJA/Federation Accounting Division, and the Hudson House Cooperative Corp. in Westchester County.
  • Alex Ampadu, a CPA and assistant professor for the State University of New York in Buffalo, will received the Dr. Emmanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award recognizing outstanding service and professional development in accounting education.
Ampadu joined the NYSSCPA in 1981 and is the founder and faculty advisor for SUNY-Buffalo's Minority Management Society and the developer and director of the endorsed internal auditing program -- one of only 40 such programs in the world.

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