Illinois CPA Society Names 2009 ‘Women to Watch’

The Illinois CPA Society has named the recipients of their fifth annual “Women to Watch” awards, which recognize notable contributions to the accounting profession, their organizations and the development of women as leaders.

Chosen from nominations by their peers, the Illinois CPA Society’s Women’s Executive Committee and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Work/Life and Women’s Initiative Executive Committee selected the following six leaders from throughout the state as their 2009 “Women to Watch:”

Experienced Leaders:

Genevieve Burns a PIC of Chicago-based Blackman Kallick’s Not-for-Profit practice.
Geralyn Hurd a partner and tax exempt practice leader at Crowe Horwath in Chicago.

Emerging Leaders:

Kathy Ford a tax partner with Ernst & Young, where she is the lead tax executive for some of the firm’s largest multinational clients.
Sherrie Krowczyk-Mendoza a managing director at RSM McGladrey, Inc. where she leads the Great Lakes Financial Institutions Risk Management Practice.
Heather Paquette a partner in KPMG LLP’s Midwest Advisory Services Practice.