The Advisory Board has announced Troy Waugh as the recipient of the 2015 Hall of Fame Award. This award is given to an individual who is recognized as making significant contributions to the accounting profession. The award will be presented and Troy will be honored at the 2015 Winning is Everything conference.

Troy is a consultant and visionary for The Rainmaker companies. He brings creativity, passion and vast experience to the organization helping shape the company and carry out its mission to transform the lives of accountants. An industry thought leader and business consultant, Troy is the author of three books for accounting professionals and has been selected as "one of the 100 Most Influential People in the Accounting Profession" for eight consecutive years by Accounting Today magazine. Troy has helped firms add grow and prosper through his consulting, training and alliance methodologies.

"Troy has been a leader and innovator in helping CPA firms learn how to uncover their 'greatness and potential' when it comes to rainmaking and business development. He saw a void and market need in the profession 20 years ago and created the Rainmaker Academy in response. Two decades later, he has many successful disciples using his principles and strategies with great success. He definitely made a difference in our profession and impacted in a very positive way," states Allan Koltin, Koltin Consulting Group.

Gary Boomer of Boomer Consulting, Inc. adds, "Troy's vision and innovation have benefitted many in the profession who might not otherwise have developed their business development skills through Rainmaker Academy. He acted as a change agent by coaching and holding them accountable to achieve higher levels of performance. I have always appreciated his sense of humor and encouragement."

Troy will be joining a long list of highly notable past recipients including the 2014 winner, Gale Crosley of Crosley + Company. The award will be presented on January 29, 2015 at the Winning is Everything conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.