Hansen Named as Chair of AICPA

Effective Feb. 1, 2018, Eric Hansen, COO of Springfield, Mo.-based BKD LLP (FY17 net revenue of $564.4 million), will be the next chair of the AICPA.

Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen

“The future is uncertain, and change is accelerating,” says Hansen. “But if we’re early – if we have the courage to be bold and a bias for action – we’ll be prepared.”

Hansen’s priorities for his term include:

  • Harnessing technology to create more value for clients and businesses. “Technology isn’t only about data,” Hansen says. “It’s about making connections. It’s about empowering individuals and businesses to expand their scope of possibilities.”
  • Extending the profession’s influence in a connected, global society. It is essential for today’s leaders to look beyond definitions, demographics and geographic dimensions that once constrained the scope and reach of professional accountancy.
  • Evolving professional skills, advancing learning opportunities and creating future leaders.