New York State Society of CPAs executive director Joanne S. Barry has been appointed as a member of the AICPA Foundation Board of Trustees.
As one of seven trustees, Barry will assist in advancing the AICPA Foundations core purpose, which is to benefit the public by supporting financial education and ethical business behavior and promoting a culturally diverse profession.
According to the AICPA Foundation, its vision consists of two components: a core ideology consisting of a core purpose and core values and an ideal envisioned future for the foundation. The core ideology never changes while the envisioned future changes with the market and time. The foundations core values include public service, education, cultural diversity, ethics and collaboration.
I am excited to be appointed a member of the AICPA Foundation Board of Trustees, Barry said. In a statement The foundations core values are closely aligned with those of the New York State Society of CPAs and the CPA profession as a whole. I am especially focused on diversity within the profession as we look to future generations of CPAs. I look forward to participating in the important work of the AICPA Foundation.
Barry became NYSSCPA executive director in May. Her career at the NYSSCPA began in 1981 as assistant director of public relations. She maintained several other management positions prior to her appointment as executive director, including director of public relations, director of the communications division, managing director of communications, deputy executive director and acting executive director.
In 1987, Barry launched Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession, which recruits minority high school students that have historically been underrepresented in the CPA profession. Since COAPs inception, more than 2,500 students have participated in the program. Over 53 percent of them have gone on to study business or accounting, according to NYSSCPA survey statistics.
Barry is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators, having served on the Executive Board of the New York Chapter. She also is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and its New York chapter.
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