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Kelly Crow from Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck Selected to Attend AICPA’s 2019 Leadership Academy

August 2, 2019

Kelly Crow, CPAKelly Crow, CPA was one of only 38 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s 11th graduating class. Crow was selected based on her exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which will be held from Oct. 6-10 in Durham, N.C.

After graduating from Christian Brothers University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and concentration in Accounting and Finance, Crow began her career at Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck in Memphis, Tenn. Now a senior tax manager with the firm, her primary responsibilities are within creative tax compliance and consulting for individuals, real estate and investment partnerships, auto dealerships, nonprofits, private foundations and employee benefit plans.

An active member of the community, Crow serves on the board of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Christian Brothers University Alumni Association. She is also a member of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis.

The AICPA Leadership Academy was designed to strengthen and expand the leadership skills of promising young professionals while they network with a peer group of talented and motivated CPAs.

The Leadership Academy features career-development workshops and sessions with some of the accounting profession’s most prominent influencers, including William (Bill) Reeb, CPA, CITP, CGMA, chair of the American Institute of CPAs, Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, American Institute of CPAs president and CEO, Association of Certified Professional Accountants CEO, and Mark Koziel, CPA, CGMA, Executive Vice President – Firm Services, Association of Certified Professional Accountants.

Participants were selected from public accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry, academia and consulting firms.

The 2019 Leadership Academy attendees were recommended by their employers, state CPA societies or both. Candidates submitted resumes and a statement explaining how participating in the Leadership Academy would impact them personally and professionally. They also wrote an essay on the topic “The future will bring significant changes to the accounting profession. What do leaders have to get right in order to successfully lead?”

To date, 351 CPAs have participated in the AICPA Leadership Academy, many of whom have gone on to take on leadership positions in their firms, businesses and volunteer organizations.

More information about the AICPA Leadership Academy is available online.