On March 22, 2017, the North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners elected new officers, including two NCACPA members. Wm. Hunter Cook, CPA, was elected President of the Board, and Cynthia B. Brown, CPA, was elected Vice President. You can read the Board’s press release below, and access the online version here.
State Board of CPA Examiners Elects New Officers
RALEIGH—The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examiners elected new leadership at its March 22, 2017, meeting. Wm. Hunter Cook, CPA, was elected President of the Board; Cynthia B. Brown, CPA, as Vice President; and Jeffrey J. Truitt, Esq., as Secretary-Treasurer. Cook, who was appointed to the Board in 2016, served as Vice President 2016-2017. He served as President, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer during his previous terms (2009- 2012 and 2013-2016) on the Board. Licensed as a North Carolina CPA in 1983, Cook is a retired Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, partner. Licensed as a North Carolina CPA in 1992, Brown was appointed to the Board in 2015. A Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), she is self-employed as an employee benefits consultant. Brown was previously employed by Grant Thornton, LLP, as Director in Compensation and Benefits Consulting. Truitt, a member of the Board since January 2014, is one of two public members of the Board. He served as Secretary-Treasurer 2016-2017 and 2015-2016. Truitt is an attorney with Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell, & Jernigan, LLP.
About the Board
Established by Chapter 93 of the North Carolina General Statutes, the State Board of CPA Examiners is an occupational licensing board that grants certificates of qualification as CPAs to those individuals who meet the statutory requirements. The Board also adopts and enforces the rules of professional ethics and conduct to be observed by CPAs in North Carolina. An independent State agency, the Board is composed of seven members appointed by the Governor. Five members must be holders of valid and unrevoked NC CPA certificates as issued by the Board in accordance with the NC General Statutes. The remaining two members, who are not CPAs, represent the interests of the public-at-large. North Carolina has more than 21,200 CPAs with active licenses.