Liz Gold is shooting photos from the AICPA's spring Council meeting in Washington, D.C.

Maximo "Max" Mukelabai of North Carolina (left) stands with Hubert Glover of Washington D.C. Monday morning at the AICPA's spring meeting of Council in Washington, D.C. Glover called Mukelabai, who has had a full-time practice since 2003, a rising star. On Tuesday, delegates from each state will visit legislators to discuss the pressing issues facing the accounting profession. "The great thing about Council, Mukelabai said, "is hearing about the various issues even though you don't work with them every day."