Todd Shapiro, longtime president and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society, stated Wednesday he intends to retire in February 2023.

The Illinois CPA Society has shaped a search committee made up of seven present and former board members and chairpersons to supervise the method of discovering a successor, with assist from the manager search agency Koya Companions. Shapiro joined ICPAS in 1998 and served as CFO for 14 years earlier than he was named president and CEO in 2013. He’s additionally president and CEO of CPAs for the Public Curiosity and ex-officio board member of the society’s charitable companion, the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois.

Illinois CPA Society president and CEO Todd Shapiro

An Illinois native, Shapiro grew up in Kankakee and at the moment lives in La Grange Park. Throughout his time as ICPAS president and CEO, he’s been a nationwide thought chief within the accounting career and has served on varied boards, committees and activity forces, together with the AICPA Nationwide Fee on Variety, the AICPA/NASBA CPA Evolution Working Group, the AICPA Peer Evaluation Board, the AICPA Way forward for Studying Process Pressure, the Accountancy Advisory Board for the College of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and others. Earlier than becoming a member of ICPAS, Shapiro labored as director of finance for Unilever, in addition to Continental Financial institution, Helene Curtis, Quaker Oats and Zenith Electronics.

He’s been named to Accounting Right now’s Prime 100 Most Influential Individuals in Accounting listing for the previous seven years; our editors famous, “Shapiro has a eager eye for the problems that matter most to the career, and a ardour for participating with them.”

“It’s been an honor serving as president and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society,” Shapiro stated in an announcement. “I’ve totally loved working with and strengthening the society’s relationships with our volunteer leaders, members, companies, and firms throughout the state. Our mission is to reinforce the worth of the CPA career, and I firmly consider that our efforts to objectively discover, focus on, and produce options to the challenges and points impacting the accounting career are fulfilling that mission. I couldn’t be prouder of our place as a nationwide thought chief.”

ICPAS expects to call a successor to Shapiro by the top of this yr. Those that have an interest within the place, or in nominating a frontrunner for the function, can electronic mail

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