Eugene Park Selected to Attend AICPA’s 2019 Leadership Academy

Posted on July 23, 2019

Eugene Park, 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. Eugene Park was selected based on his exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which will be held from October 6-10, 2019 in Durham, N.C.

Eugene graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Accounting and obtained his CPA license shortly thereafter. He has been with HeinfeldMeech for 12 years where he is currently an Audit Manager specializing in audits of governmental agencies and not for profit organizations. He was recognized with the HeinfeldMeech Heart Award in 2014 for going above and beyond to help with the professional growth of our staff and continues to do so to this day. He is a recipient of the AICPA’s Advanced Single Audit Certificate and is an instructor for the firm on a variety of topics. Eugene also leads our campus recruiting efforts with Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University.

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.