The board of directors of the Washington Society of CPAs (WSCPA) announced that it has appointed Kimberly Scott as president and CEO, effective June 1.
“Kimberly Scott has the perfect blend of experience, having played an instrumental role in developing our newest generation of members while at the same time earning the respect of our leaders in Olympia and at the AICPA,” says Dave Miniken, chair of the WSCPA board.
Scott joined the WSCPA in 2000 and has served in various senior leadership roles throughout the organization. As WSCPA’s vice president of government and member relations since 2013, she oversees advocacy, membership, college and student relationships, chapters, networking functions, financial education and communications. She has led the organization’s advocacy efforts with the successful drafting and passage of three bills through the Washington State legislature, including a bill that brought $3.3 million to the Washington CPA Foundation. Since 2009, she has also served as executive director of the Washington CPA Foundation. As director of member services from 2002-2013, she led the organization’s membership department, having spearheaded the growth of the young professional members from 7% in 2006 to 26% in 2010.
“I have been deeply committed to the WSCPA and its members for many years and it is a privilege to have this opportunity to continue serving them as CEO,” says Scott. She will succeed Richard Jones, who has served as president and CEO for nearly 12 years and will retire May 31.