Nina Olson National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS As Taxpayer Advocate for more than a decade, Ol- son has worked tirelessly to make the Internal Revenue Service both more accessible and more
transparent, and has played a leading role in
the debate that led to the tax return preparer
Career Highlights: National Taxpayer Advocate,
IRS, 2001-present … Attorney at law, 1997-2001 …
Founder and executive director, Community Tax
Law Project, 1992-2001 … Owner, Accounting, Tax &
Information Services, 1975-1991.
Other Affiliations: Administrative Conference of
the United States ... College of Tax Counsel; Griswold Lecturer, 2010 … Past chair, Special Committee on Access to Legal Services, Virginia State Bar
… Past chair, Section of Taxation Low Income Taxpayers Committee and Pro Se/Pro Bono Task Force,
American Bar Association … Faculty, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Comparative Tax Policy
and Administration Program ... Past adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Virginia
Commonwealth University; College of William and
Mary School of Law; University of Richmond School
Education: Georgetown University Law Center,
1994, LLM in Taxation … North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1991, JD … Bryn Mawr College,
1975, AB Fine Arts.
Personal: Born 1954, Philadelphia … One child.
Blog/Twitter: www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog /
Jeff Pawlow CEO and managing shareholder, The Growth Partnership; CEO, iShade Once (and still) a well-re- spected consultant to the
profession, Pawlow is now also becoming a
digital publisher, event coordinator, modera-
tor, emcee and all-around host, as his iShade
looks set to grow into a major online gather-
ing point for the accounting profession.
Career Highlights: Chief executive, iShade.com,
2010-present … Chief executive and managing share-
holder, The Growth Partnership Inc., 1999-present ...
Executive vice president and director of consulting
services, Waugh & Co., 1998-1999 ... Director of mar-
keting, Rubin Brown, 1997-1998 ... Director of mar-
keting, Smith & Gesteland, 1995-1997 ... Marketing
officer, Norwest Bank Corp., 1994-1995; loan officer,
Other Affiliations: Coach, youth baseball ... St. Te-
resa Catholic Church.
Education: Creighton University, 1991, BSBA Man-
Personal: Born 1969 ... Married to Cindy ... Four chil-
Twitter: @tgpceo, @ishade
ficer, Financial Accounting Foundation, 2008-pres-
ent; executive director of advisory groups, FASB,
1999-2008; controller, FAF, 1990-1999; technical as-
sociate, FASB, 1987-1990 … Senior accountant, Ar-
thur Andersen, 1982-1987.
Jody Padar CEO and principal, New Vision CPA Group This year, Padar took ad- vantage of her prominent role within a for ward-thinking group of thought leaders to host the
first of what is hoped will be annual Innovation and Collaboration, or IC, Opportunities
events. The “un-conference” was a forum
for accounting professionals and vendors to
freely share and drive their ideas for change
in the profession.
Career Highlights: CEO and principal, New Vision
CPA Group, 2006-present … Associate, Tax Technology Group, Price Waterhouse, 1994-1995.
Other Affiliations: Tech+ Planning Committee,
AICPA … Business Learning Institute, Maryland Association of CPAs … Adjunct professor, Oakton Community College … Goladderup.org … Founder and
past president, Chicago QuickBooks Pro Advisor
Education: Northern Illinois University, 2005, MST
… Saint Mary’s College, 1994, BBA.
Personal: Born 1972, Chicago … Married to Christopher … Two children.
Blog/Twitter: www.accountingtomorrow.com / @
Brian Peccarelli President, The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters Under Peccarelli, Thom- son Reuters goes from
strength to strength in serving the accounting market, improving its tools and its international presence on the corporate side,
and always refining its offerings to tax and
Career Highlights: President, the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, 2011-present;
president, Workflow & Service Solutions, 2010-2011;
president, corporate software, 2006; vice president
and general manager, RIA Compliance, 2002; joined
Other Affiliations: AICPA … American Bar Association … Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
Education: Southern Methodist University, MBA …
Hamline University School of Law, JD … Carthage
College, BA Acctg. and Business Administration.
Personal: Born 1960, Wisconsin … Married to Jane
… Two children.
Clarke Price President and CEO, Ohio Society of CPAs Price’s 22,000 members will undoubtedly miss him when he retires at the
end of the year, but at least they’ll have the
satisfaction of knowing he leaves the OSCPA
one of the foremost state societies on a wide
range of issues.
Career Highlights: President and CEO, Ohio Society
of CPAs; various positions, including assistant executive director and public relations director; joined,
1972 … Information specialist, U.S. Army, 1970-1972.
Account executive, Coastline Advertising Agency,
Other Affiliations: Past chair, American Society of
Association Executives … Chair, Shared Services LLC;
State Societies Network … Past chair, CPA Society
Executives Association … Past chair, AICPA Accountants Legal Liability Committee; AICPA Accounting
Careers Committee … U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Committee of 100 … Past chair, AssociationPAC …
Past president, Ohio Society of Association Executives … Trustee and Audit Committee chair, Franklin
Education: Franklin University, 1969, BS BA.
Personal: Born 1947, Kansas City, Mo. … Married to
Vicky … One son.
Blog/Twitter: “CPA Speaks” (
http://oscpa.word-press.com) / @clarkeprice
Terri Polley President and CEO, FAF Having successfully stage- managed the creation of the new Private Company Council, Polley now faces
the challenge of actually launching it.
Career Highlights: President and chief executive of-
Terry Putney CEO, Transition Advisors Once head of one of the original consolida- tors of the 1990s, Putney now combines firms as a
matchmaker, instead of an acquirer, having
brought together hundreds of them as head
of Transition Advisors.
Career Highlights: CEO, Transition Advisors LLC,
2004-present … Vice president, HRB Small Business
Resources, H&R Block, 2002-2004; senior managing
director of M&A, RSM McGladrey, 2001-2002; vice
president of M&A, HRB Business Services, 2000-
2001; president, HRB Business Services, 1998-2000
… Managing partner, Donnelly Meiners Jordan
Kline, 1993-1998; to partner, 1978-1993.
Other Affiliations: Treasurer, CPA Consultants Alliance … AICPA … Michigan Association of CPAs …
Illinois CPA Society … University of Kansas Account-