The Electronic Accountant: Tell me a little about your background and how you came to the Florida Institute of CPAs.

Turman: As a fourth-generation Floridian, I am a member of a rare breed, what we call a "cracker." After growing up in Miami, I was fortunate enough to have been offered several college football scholarships and had the good sense to accept the full scholarship offered from the University of Florida. I started out majoring in engineering but discovered my real love was in writing and consequently switched majors and graduated with a degree in journalism.

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