Education: San Diego State University, 1971, BA.
Personal: Born 1948, Bremerton, Wash. … Married
As head of the New Jersey
society for more than a decade, Thomas has quietly
built the organization into
one of the most progressive in the country,
particularly in the areas of financial literacy
and social media.
Career Highlights: Executive director, New Jersey Society of CPAs, 1999-present … VP, Structured
Products Group, Citibank, 1987-1999 … Staff manager, American Bell and AT&T Information Systems,
1982-1987 … Senior systems accountant, Potomac
Electric Power Co., 1980-1982 … Senior accountant,
Price Waterhouse, 1977-1980.
Other Affiliations: Pre-Certification Education Executive Committee, AICPA; past member, Council;
Group of 100; various committees … President’s
Advisory Council and past president, National Association of Black Accountants … Trustee, State Society
Network Inc. … Board, Shared Services LLC … Trustee and chair of Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, Lehigh University … Accounting Advisory Board,
Rutgers University; Seton Hall University … Chair,
Audit Committee, Shiloh Baptist Church.
Education: Lehigh University, 1977, MBA; 1976, BS
Business & Economics.
Personal: Born 1954, Washington, D. C. … Married to
Valerie … One daughter.
President and CEO,
Thomson has launched
a strategic turnaround
of the IMA that boosted
membership almost 10 percent, and boosted candidate numbers of its Certified Management Accountant credential by over 80
percent — all while continuing to provide
valuable information, research and services
Career Highlights: President and CEO, Institute of
Management Accountants, 2008-present; VP of research and applications development, 2005-2008
… Teacher, Mount Olive Township High School,
2002-2005 … Chief financial officer of business sales,
Other Affiliations: Board, COSO … County Social
Services for the Mentally Challenged.
Education: Executive education programs, Wharton School of Business for Finance and Accounting,
Philadelphia; Columbia Business School; MIT Sloan
School of Business … Montclair State University, MS
Math and Statistics; BS Mathematics.
Personal: Born 1955, Paterson, N.J. … Married to
Harriet … Two children.
Global chairman and
CEO, Ernst & Young
While other firms have
been working to coordinate their U.S. and international leadership, Turley
is the U.S. and international leadership for
Ernst & Young, putting it in a strong position
to implement its global strategy.
Career Highlights: Global chairman and CEO, Ernst
& Young, 2001-present; deputy chairman, 2000-2001;
New York area MP, 1998-2000; Area MP for the Upper
Midwest practice, 1994-1998; leader, entrepreneurial
services practice, 1993-1994; client service, St. Louis,
1990-1994; national director, client services and
business development, 1987-1989; partner, 1987;
Other Affiliations: Co-chair, The Russian Foreign
Investment Advisory Council … Chair, Governing
Board, CAQ … Steering Committee, International
Integrated Reporting Committee … Chair, Catalyst …
President’s Export Council … Business Roundtable
… International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council
for the Mayor of Shanghai … Board, Boy Scouts of
America; National Corporate Theatre Fund … Trustee, Rice University.
Education: Rice University, Master’s and BA in
Personal: Born 1955 … Married … One adult son.
Known in Europe as the
most powerful man in the
accounting world, Tweed-
ie’s influence in the U.S.
has been tempered by the SEC’s reluctance
to approve the convergence roadmap. But
he has doubled and redoubled his efforts to
achieve convergence between international
and U.S. accounting standards by the time his
term ends next year.
Career Highlights: Chair, IASB, 2001-present ... Visiting professor of accounting, Edinburgh University
Management School ... Chairman, Accounting Standards Board (U.K.), 1990-2000 ... National technical
partner, KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock, 1987-1990;
national technical partner, Thomson McLintock
& Co., 1982-1987 ... Technical director, Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Scotland, 1978-1982.
Other Affiliations: Steering Committee, International Integrated Reporting Committee … Chair, U. K.
Auditing Practices Committee, 1989-1990 ... International Auditing Practices Committee, 1983-1988.
Education: Edinburgh University, 1969, Ph.D.; 1966,
Personal: Born 1944 ... Married ... Two sons.
President and CEO,
Genworth Financial Advisers
Vasquez proved Genworth’s value to its more
than 4,000 affiliated finan-
cial advisors by adding
tools that help them build
and follow through on
strategic plans, programs
to help them market their
practices better, and a
training program for new advisors.
Chairman and CEO,
Veihmeyer is now fully in
charge of the U.S. firm of
KPMG as chairman and
CEO, but in his capacity as chair of the firm’s
Americas region and through his long rela-
tionship with current KPMG International
chair Tim Flynn, he’ll continue to make sure
KPMG makes the most of its global reach.
Career Highlights: Chairman, KPMG, 2010-present;
CEO, 2009-present; deputy chairman, 2005-2010;
chairman, KPMG Americas, 2007-present; board,
2003-present; area MP — audit and advisory, Mid-
Atlantic area, 2003-2005; office MP, Washington
D.C., 2003-2005; partner-in-charge, Washington
and Baltimore — audit, 2002-2003; area professional
practice partner, Mid-Atlantic area, 1999-2001; part-
ner, 1987; joined, 1977.
Other Affiliations: Co-chair, CEO’s Against Cancer …
Governing Board, Center for Audit Quality … Board,
Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy …
Advisory Council, Notre Dame Mendoza College of
Business … Business-Higher Education Forum …
Past member, SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller
Public Companies … Board, Kennedy Center Corporate Fund … Partnership for New York City.
Education: University of Notre Dame, 1977, BBA.
Personal: Born 1955, Washington, D. C. … Married to
Beth … Three children.
Senior director of
Sage North America
Warawa has championed
the 20,000-strong Sage Ac-
countants Network, as well as leading the
creation of an accountant advocate team to
augment the services of the SAN, focusing
on working with accountants, bookkeepers
Career Highlights: Senior director, partner programs, Sage North America, 2008-present … Owner
and operations manager, Dreamscape Business Services Ltd., 1995-2008.
Other Affiliations: Board, Courage for Youth Association … Founder and past board member, Uptown
Rutland Business Association … Past member, Rutland Task Force.
Education: Okanagan University College, 1996-1997,
accounting certificate courses.
Personal: Born 1976, Kelowna, B.C. … Married to
While Waugh’s sales, marketing and leadership advice has always been valuable to accounting practitioners, it has proved even
more so during the economic downturn,
with doubled attendance at his Rainmaker
Academy, and record attendance at his Rainmaker Workshops.
Career Highlights: CEO, FiveStar3, 1991-present …
Senior VP, Jacques Miller, 1983-1991 ... CEO, Advantage Cos., 1975-1983 ... Audit manager, Price Waterhouse, 1969-1975.
Other Affiliations: Author, Power Up Your Profits;
101 Marketing Strategies ... National Speakers Association.
Education: University of Southern California, 1973,
MBA ... University of Tennessee, 1969, BS Acctg.
Personal: Born 1944, Savannah, Ga. ... Divorced...
Over the past several years,
few firms, if any, have posted growth numbers like
Marcum’s under Weiner’s
leadership, tearing through 2009 with a number of high-profile mergers and reporting a 30
percent jump in revenues.
Career Highlights: MP, Marcum, 1990-present;
Other Affiliations: Founding member, Leading Edge
Alliance ... Editorial Board, CPA Journal … Executive
producer, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum … Advisory Board, Long Island Business
Development Corp. … Board, Long Island Association … VP and Executive Board member, Children’s
Medical Fund of New York.
Education: Hofstra University, 1979, BBA.
Personal: Born 1957, Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Married to
Tracy ... Three children.