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contents vol. 19 • no. 5 March/April 2019 CPAFOCUS


4 Chairman's Message Plant the seed.


Go green! Get the digital


subscription of CPAFOCUS. Email communications@oscpa.com


FOCUS on the 2019 OSCPA Path Finders and Trailblazers Janice


8 Gray 16 Duda Lizzy


28 Members in the News Find out who made the news, who got promoted, who deserves kudos and more. Plus, welcome new members.


21 Halverson Amanda 24 Ramseyer Melanie 10 Johnson Carlos 12 Kirchman Karen 14 Lisle Todd 17 Dudley Zach 18 Goolsbay Miranda 22 Hankey Hannah 26 Stasyszen Crystal 23 Pettifer Derek 27 Torres Somer


20 Gripka James 15 Petete Vicky


CPAFOCUS is the Official Publication of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs


Managing Editor Layout/Design


Amy Welch, APR, CAE Alisha Loper


1900 NW Expy, Ste. 910 • Okla. City, OK 73118-1898 (405) 841-3800 • (800) 522-8261 www.oscpa.com


Mission Statement: Te Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants represents Oklahoma CPAs on a timely, responsive and creative basis, by promoting the public image and professionalism of CPAs; by protecting the interests and designation of CPAs; by providing member services, including quality education and opportunities for interaction; and by building and developing leadership skills among CPAs.


CPAFOCUS Editorial Board Members: Amber Jones, CPA, Chair Lisa M. Anderson, CPA/ABV, CDFA John E. Curzon, CPA/ABV, CVA, CM&AA Stephanie Keller, CPA Tamara D. Sponburg, CPA Dr. Katherene P. Terrell, CPA (retired) Jimmy J. Williams, CPA/PFS, CFP®


Path Finder and Trailblazer Photos by Erin McGregor (www.erinmcgregorphotography.com)


Chairman Neil Jay, CPA, ABV President and CEO Blaine Peterson, CPA, J.D.


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