Twenty-one CPAs under the age of 40 from around the state of Kansas have been selected as the second batch of participants for KSCPA’s “20 up to 40” Leadership Program.

The program was created to help young professionals develop their leadership style by examining major leadership philosophies, giving participants the opportunity to network, socialize and learn from fellow colleagues and facilitators. They are also encouraged to bring vision, ideas and strategies to the KSCPA.

The 2010 program consists of five sessions over the course of the entire year. In January, there was an emphasis on legislative awareness and understanding the KSCPA.

Participants visited the Board of Accountancy, State House, Department of Revenue, Senate and offices of KSCPA. In November, the program ends with a leadership summit at the KSCPA’s Annual Meeting in Wichita.

Participants this year are:

Jamie Buer, Olathe
Tanya Dowell, Liberal
Caroline Eddinger, Lecompton
Shannon Euliss, Garden City
Amber Goering, Overland Park
Gregg Goodwin, Wichita
Elizabeth, Wichita
Lorin Haas, Pratt
Reid Hash, Wichita
Julie Hunke, Wichita
Patrick Lowrance, Wichita
James Myers, Tribune
Brian Nyp, Topeka
Brandon Robinson, Maize
Timothy Russell, Wichita
Teresa Seymour, Wichita
Thomas Thornhill, Lenexa
Jessica Torluemke, Hays
Jennifer Wulf, Bel Aire
Jill Kruse, McPherson
Joel Perkins, Kansas City

Their next session will be held May 12 to 13 in Wichita. Participants will learn effective group collaboration techniques, work on their class project, enjoy a networking dinner, and participate in the KSCPA Spring Leadership Summit.