counting indsustry. Once a “One to Watch,”
he has evolved into a true thought leader, as
CPAs of all ages are looking — and listening
— to his vision of the profession’s future
Career Highlights: Chief information officer and
shareholder, Boomer Consulting, 2006-present …
Consultant, BearingPoint, 2002-2004 … To senior
consultant, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting,
Other Affiliations: CITP Credentials Committee,
AICPA; CITP Exam Task Force Chair, AICPA; Conference Steering Committee, AICPA Tech+ … Board
of Directors, Kansas Society of CPAs; Champion of
Education: University of Texas at Austin, 2006, MBA
Marketing/Entrepreneurship … Kansas State University, 1999, BS Acctg/MIS.
Personal: Born 1976, Manhattan, Kan. … Married to
Mary … One son and one daughter.
Blog/Twitter: www.thinkplangrow / @jimboomer
Jim Bourke Partner, WithumSmith+Brown If Bourke’s passion for helping his fellow CPAs understand and accept new technology could be
turned to rain, the Midwest drought would
be over. While actively staying ahead of the
curve on accounting-related technology, he
remains an advocate for his own firm and the
profession as a whole.
Career Highlights: Partner and member, Management Committee, and technology niche practice
leader, WithumSmith+Brown; joined, 1987.
Other Affiliations: Past president, New Jersey Society of CPAs … Board of Directors and Council member, AICPA; past chair, CITP Credential Committee;
chair, AICPA Tech+ Conference; … Board member,
N.J. Technology Council … Board member, Camp
Education: Kean University, 1987, BS Acctg.
Personal: Born 1964, Jersey City, N.J. … Married to
Jody … Three children.
Jim Buttonow Co-founder and vice president of product development, New River Innovation A long-time IRS vet who pulls back the curtain to
show practitioners how the service really
operates, Buttonow is also opening their
eyes to the many profitable opportunities
in post-filing services — and is developing
new tools to help.
Career Highlights: Co-founder and vice president
of product development, New River Innovation Inc.,
2009-present … Director of operations, Effectur Inc.,
2006-2009 … IRS team coordinator, TE/GE Coordinated Exam Program, Internal Revenue Service,
Other Affiliations: Tax Section, AICPA; IT Section
… North Carolina Association of CPAs … Westover
Education: Florida Atlantic University, postgraduate
work … University of South Florida, 1987, BS Acctg.
Personal: Born 1964, Southampton, N. Y. … Married
to Heather … Two children.
Rep. Dave Camp R-Mich. The head of the power- ful House Ways & Means Committee is one of the key gatekeepers of tax
legislation — and will be one of the major
determinants of the likelihood of tax reform
in the near future.
Career Highlights: Chair, Ways & Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present;
elected, 1990 … Member, Michigan House of Representatives, 1989-1990 … Private law practice … Staff,
Rep. Bill Schuette, 1984-1987 … Special assistant
Michigan attorney general, 1980-1984
Other Affiliations: Building a Better America Caucus … Life Insurance Caucus … Sportsmen’s Caucus
… Zero Capital Gains Tax Caucus.
Education: University of San Diego School of Law,
1978, JD … Albion College, 1975, BA … University of
Personal: Born 1953, Midland, Mich. … Married to
Nancy … Three children.
Paul Caron Publisher and editor-in-chief, TaxProf Blog As the publisher and edi- tor-in-chief of one of the most widely read tax blogs
on the Internet, this tax professor opens the
door to his own opinions and the opinions
of other professionals in the increasingly
complex world of tax.
Career Highlights: Charles Hartsock Professor
of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law,
1997-present; associate dean of faculty, 2007-2010;
director of faculty projects, 2002-2007; professor,
1995-1997; associate professor, 1993-1995; assistant
professor, 1990-1993 ... D & L Straus Distinguished
Visiting Professor of Law, Pepperdine University
School of Law, 2010-2013 … Herzog Summer Visiting
Professor in Taxation, University of San Diego School
of Law, 2009-present … Associate, Tax Department,
Sullivan & Worcester, 1985-1990 ... Law clerk, Chief
Judge William Holloway, U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit, 1983-1985.
Other Affiliations: Co-owner and editor-in-chief,
Law Professor Blogs Network ... Series editor, Law
Stories; Graduate Tax Series; ... Author or co-author,
Tax Stories; Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation;
Federal Income Tax Anthology.
Education: Boston University, 1988, LLM (Tax)...
Cornell Law School, 1983, JD ... Georgetown University, 1979, AB.
Blog: “Tax Prof Blog” ( http://taxprof.typepad.com)
Richard Caturano Incoming chair, AICPA Having been on our list back before he sold his namesake Boston firm to
McGladrey, the new chair of the institute is
no stranger to wielding influence, and he’ll
need all he can muster as he tackles one of
the profession’s thorniest issues: why it isn’t
Career Highlights: Executive managing partner,
McGladrey, 2012-present; office managing partner,
2010-2012 … Founder and president, Vitale, Caturano & Co., 1978-2010 (merged with McGladrey) ...
Manager, Wolf & Co., 1973-1978.
Other Affiliations: Chair, PCPS Executive Committee, AICPA; Special Committee on Mobility; past
member, Staffing Task Force and PCPS Communications Task Force ... Past president, Massachusetts Society of CPAs ... Board, Baker Tilly – U.S. ... Past board
member, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship ... Managing director, VCC Foundation.
Education: Harvard Business School, 2004, Leading
Professional Service Firms Program ... Bentley College, 1985, MST; 1974, BSA.
Personal: Born 1952, Boston ... Married to Barbara ...
Two adult children.
Richard Chambers President and CEO, IIA Under Chambers’ leader- ship, the IIA is seeing ma- jor growth in both members and influence. He has fostered a host of
new initiatives, from exploring social media
and creating a ne w international conference,
to conducting one of the most in-depth studies of internal auditing anywhere.
Career Highlights: President and CEO, Institute
of Internal Auditors, 2009-present; vice president
and executive director, 2001-2004 … U.S. leader of
internal audit advisory services, Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, 2004-2008 … Inspector general, Tennessee
Valley Authority Corp., 2000-2002 … Deputy inspector general, U.S. Postal Service, 1998-2000 … Chief
audit executive, U.S. Army, 1988-1998 … Senior operations research analyst, Ft. McPherson, Ga., 1984-
1988; senior auditor, 1981-1984; auditor, 1976-1980
… Adjunct instructor, Clayton College and State
University, 1980-1988 … Accountant, U.S. General
Accounting Office, 1976 … Internal auditor, Trust
Company Bank, 1975-1876.
Other Affiliations: Member, COSO Board … Past
member, Blue Ribbon Committee for Audit Effectiveness, NACD … Association of Certified Fraud
Education: Salve Regina University, 1994, MA International Relations … Georgia State University, 1978,
MBA Management; 1975, BBA Accounting.
Personal: Born 1954, Ft. McClellan, Ala. … Married
to Kimberly … Three daughters.
Blog/Twitter: “Chambers on the Profession” (www.
theiia.org/blogs/chambers) / @rfchambers.
Stephen Chipman CEO, Grant Thornton Even as he executes the long-term strategy he put in place at his Top Six
firm, Chipman is a high-profile figure in major professional debates, like those on auditor rotation and the future of the new Private
Career Highlights: Chief executive officer, Grant
Thornton, 2010-present; CEO, Grant Thornton China Management Corp., 2006-2009; Central Region
managing partner and senior leadership team, Grant
Thornton U.S., 2003-2006; Dallas office MP, 2000-
2003; MP, global services, 1998-2000; worldwide
director of international business centers, Grant
Thornton International; 1998-2000; head, Greater
Bay Area Assurance Department, 1995-1996; Asia Pacific regional technical director and liaison partner,
Grant Thornton International, 1992-1995; assurance
partner, Grant Thornton U.S., 1991-1992; manager,
1988-1991; staff, Grant Thornton U.K., 1981-1986.
Other Affiliations: Board member, Center for Audit
Quality; Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Ravinia
Festival; Half the Sky … Economic Club of Chicago
... British-American Business Council … Past board
member, Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce;
Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations … Past trustee, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra; Special Care and
Education: Plymouth College, Plymouth, U. K.
Personal: Born 1961, Plympton, U.K. … Married to
Kim … Two children.
Blog: “Stephen’s Site” (internal)
David Cieslak Principal, Arxis Technology Cieslak wears many tags: CPA, CI TP, Inspector Gadget, and principal of a top accounting technology reseller and consultancy. But what he
is best recognized for is his extensive and
trusted knowledge of where technology is,
where it’s going, and how it can help or hinder businesses and accounting practices
around the country.
Career Highlights: Principal, Arxis Technology,
1994-present ... Partner, Cieslak, Boynton & Speak-man CPAs, 1985-1994 ... Financial analyst, Associated Financial Corp., 1984-1985 ... Senior accountant,
Price Waterhouse, 1982-1984.
Other Affiliations: Chair, Sage Accpac Business
Partner Advisory Council … Past chair, AICPA IT Executive Committee ... Past board member, Information Technology Alliance ... Council, CalCPA ... Past
president, California CPA Education Foundation ...
Member and past chair, CalCPA State Technology
Committee ... Associate instructor, K2 Enterprises.
Education: University of California, 1982, BA Economics.
Personal: Born 1959, Binghamton, N. Y. ... Married to
Michelle ... Two children.