The Florida Institute of CPAs announced on Wednesday the second class of its Emerging Leaders Program. Twenty-four young leaders from across the state were accepted in to the program, designed to prepare them for leading the next generation of professionals. Programs will be held in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.

Participants will also get to meet with local leaders in the accounting profession, as well as local elected officials and leadership experts. The program will culminate at the Emerging Leaders Summit this winter.

Classes from each region are as follows:

Region 1: Tallahassee

  • Nicole Fife - Manager, tax & accounting services, Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund CPAs and Consultants
  • Taylor Harmon - Assurance services, Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A.
  • William Jones - Supervising senior accountant, Carr, Riggs & Ingram
  • Kacie McCloud - Senior accountant, Carroll and Company CPAs

Region 2: Jacksonville

  • Jesse Chandler - Senior audit associate, Dixon Hughes Goodman
  • Matthew Johnson - Audit senior, Deloitte
  • Katherine Steele - Audit senior, Deloitte

Region 3: Tampa

  • Hamid Anghaie - Tax senior manager, Dixon Hughes Goodman
  • Sara Dawson - Senior tax accountant, Cherry Bekaert
    Lusy Garcia - Senior associate, HBK CPAs and Consultants
  • Jennifer Keller - Tax manager, Crowe LLP
  • Lindsay O'Bryan - Senior consultant, CFO Alliance
  • Jordin Vorisek - Senior tax associate, Spoor Bunch Franz

Region 4: Orlando

  • Maida Calvert - Supervising senior, Carr, Riggs & Ingram
  • Chimerre Lawrence - Senior tax accountant, Shah & Associates
  • Robbie Ryba - Supervising senior, Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Region 5: Ft. Lauderdale

  • Kathryn Horton - Audit manager, Daszkal Bolton
  • Mallarie Lima - President, ME & Associates
  • Brian Schlang - Principal, MBAF

Region 6: Miami

  • Johanna Eddy - President, Eddy CPA Advisory & Solutions
  • Paul Eschbach - Audit senior, Ernst & Young
  • Robert Hodson - Senior associate of accounting services, Berkowitz Pollack Brant
  • Binbin (Claire) Peng - Semi-senior, MBAF
  • Caridad “Carey” Vasallo - Partner, VMBG Accounting

For more information, head to FICPA's site here.

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