WICPA picks Tammy Hofstede as new CEO

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The Wisconsin Institute of CPAs has named Tammy Hofstede as its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2019, succeeding Dennis Tomorsky, who has served as WICPA’s leader for a dozen years.

Board chair Michael Akers made the announcement Wednesday to the institute’s staffers.

“After a thorough, months-long national search process, during which the search firm and search committee interviewed many qualified candidates, the decision was made to appoint Tammy Hofstede as the new president and CEO,” Akers said in a statement. “We see her as the most qualified of all those we interviewed, and her longtime leadership, commitment and dedication to the WICPA make her the ideal choice.”

Hofstede has worked with the WICPA for 26 years, joining as an accounting intern in 1992. Since that time, she has served as an accounting assistant from 1993-1995; as accounting, legislative, foundation and technology coordinator from 1995-2002); as executive assistant and foundation coordinator from 2002-2007; as director of finance and operations from 2007-2011; and most recently as chief financial and operating officer from 2011 to the present.

“No one knows this organization and its members better than Tammy,” Tomorsky stated. “Her long history and deep knowledge of the WICPA and CPA profession will make this a very smooth transition. Tammy’s demonstrated leadership is certain to have a significant positive impact on the organization and its members.”

“It is with honor and gratitude that I accept this opportunity to step into the president and CEO position,” Hofstede said in a statement. “Through the years, I have experienced many changes encompassing both the accounting profession and the WICPA, and I am excited to continue my involvement working with our staff and members, moving the organization forward and making individuals, our profession and the WICPA stronger.”

The WICPA has more than 7,300 members in the state of Wisconsin, working in the fields public accounting, industry, government and education.

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