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NASBA Board Affirms Four New CPT Board Members (Jan/Feb 2015)

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Ethics Matters

January/February 2015

On January 22, 2015, at the NASBA Board Meeting, the NASBA Board of Directors affirmed the appointment of four new NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) Board members, including Cynthia Cooper (MS); Bill Fowler (CO); Melvin Malone (TN); and Sean McVey (PA).

The CPT is excited to have these leaders share their knowledge and experience as a part of the Board of Directors. CPT looks forward to working with them over the next few years.

The leadership and staff would also like to thank several board members who recently completed their terms on the CPT Board of Directors. Those individuals include Jack Faris, Jerry Esselstein and Manny Espinoza. With the help of these board members, the CPT has experienced tremendous growth, enhanced both student and professional programming, and benefited from expert advice and insight throughout their terms.

New Board Member Profiles

Cynthia Cooper

Cynthia Cooper is an internationally-recognized speaker, best-selling author and consultant. After leading the effort to uncover WorldCom’s $3.8 Billion fraud, Cooper was named one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year in 2002. Ms. Cooper was the first woman inducted into the AICPA Hall of Fame and to receive the American Accounting Association’s Accounting Exemplar Award. Ms. Cooper now serves as the CEO of the Cooper Group, which provides strategic consulting and training services to help organizations build ethical foundations that lead to sustainable success.

Bill Fowler, CPA

As the senior vice president of the Grants Program at the Daniels Fund, Bill Fowler demonstrates his commitment to developing ethical leaders, on a daily basis. Mr. Fowler has served his community for over 30 years, through his involvement as a board member for the Young Americans Bank and Education Foundation, Colorado Golf Association, Western Golf Association, Jeffco Schools Foundation and the Cableland Home Foundation. Mr. Fowler is a licensed CPA in Colorado, where his lives with his wife, Katie, and their two children, Will and Kit.

Melvin Malone, Esq.

Melvin Malone serves as the practice group leader of Butler Snow’s Government and Regulatory Group, as well as their Government Relations Group. Attorney Malone specializes in commercial litigation, government relations, administrative law and public utilities. He served as the deputy legal counsel to former Tennessee Governor, Don Sundquist. In 2013, he also served a special appointment to the Tennessee Supreme Court, when Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, asked him to hear a case from which four other Supreme Court justices had to recuse themselves.

Sean P. McVey, CPA

With over 20 years of experience in public accounting, Sean McVey currently serves as a member of Deloitte’s Regulatory and Public Policy Group’s State Team. In this role, Mr. McVey provides oversight and analysis, of state legislative and regulatory activity, to firm leadership. He is Deloitte’s representative on the Accountant’s Coalition and has a vast knowledge of many issues facing the accounting profession. He worked closely with representatives from the AICPA and NASBA as he helped facilitate the implementation of the Uniform Accountancy Act in multiple states. Mr. McVey was recently honored with the University of Delaware’s Alumni of the Year Award from the Department of Accounting.

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