Two CPAs Honored as Maryland’s ‘Women to Watch’ for 2017

Lisa Blackmore

Lisa Blackmore

Two outstanding business leaders have been honored by the Maryland Association of CPAs as Maryland’s “Women to Watch” for 2017.

Lisa Blackmore, a partner with Squire Lemkin + Company (FY16 net revenue of $6.3 million) of Rockville, Md., has been honored in the “Emerging Leader” category, while Faye Miller, a partner with Chicago-based RSM US (FY17 net revenue of $2 billion), has been honored in the “Experienced Leader” category.

Launched in 2014 by the AICPA, the awards highlight the accomplishments and contributions of women in the CPA profession and demonstrate to emerging female leaders that success is not out of reach.

“(Women) are leaders in our communities, homes and in business,” says Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, chair of the AICPA’s board of directors. “As leaders, we work hard every day to improve our credibility, capability and our commitment to excellence. Our nominees are an indication of that excellence. As women, we bring a rich perspective and mastery of success skills that are essential to every organization.”

Faye Miller

Faye Miller

“We are incredibly proud of this year’s winners – indeed, of all the leaders who were nominated for this year’s awards,” says MACPA Executive Director Tom Hood. “They represent the best this profession has to offer, and they serve as role models not only for other women in the profession, but for every accounting and finance professional on the planet.”

Blackmore was named partner at Squire Lemkin + Company in January 2015 and has developed a tax practice that focuses on individual and high-net-worth individuals and professional service firms.

Miller has 30 years of experience in public accounting, including client service and office managing partner roles. As a partner in the national office of RSM, she is a lead subject matter expert on complex financial instruments and is charged with identifying and developing talent, publishing accounting guides and white papers, speaking as a firm expert at conferences and on webcasts, and developing and presenting internal training.