Bolinger to Retire as CEO of Indiana CPA Society

Gary Bolinger

Gary Bolinger

Gary Bolinger, president and CEO of the Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS), will retire on Dec. 31 after 33 years of service.

Bolinger joined the Society in 1984 as field activities director. He was appointed interim executive director in 1990, was promoted to full-time executive director in 1991, and in 1999 was named president and CEO. Under Bolinger’s leadership, the Society has revamped its organizational structure to better leverage volunteers and talent, become more proactive in legislative and regulatory affairs, overhauled its strategic planning process, initiated award-winning diversity programs, and implemented the statewide INCPAS Professional Issues Update, which he has presented for 17 years.

Other major highlights from recent years include:

  • Establishment of the award-winning CPA Center of Excellence®
  • Development of an Integrated Report
  • Celebration of the organization’s centennial anniversary
  • The addition of competency-based learning as an option for CPA license renewal.
Indiana is the first state in the country to do so.

“Gary has been an outstanding CEO,” says INCPAS Chairman John Sauder. “He is the driving force that’s put INCPAS in the pioneering state it’s in today.”

His successor – current senior vice president and COO Jennifer Briggs – will begin serving as president and CEO on Jan. 1, 2018. “Jennifer is well prepared to take on this role,” says INCPAS chair-elect Doug York. “She brings talent in many areas, not least of which is her ability to connect with all our members, regardless what field or stage of their career they’re in.”