Topeka - The Kansas Society of CPAs held its Annual Meeting on November 19, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Michelle Schneider, Great Bend, was elected 2014-15 Chair of the 2,700-member Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA) at the Annual Meeting.

Schneider is a Principal with Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd. in Great Bend. She has over 20 years of experience as a CPA. Her expertise is working with individuals and businesses in the areas of tax planning and preparation, estate planning, consulting, bookkeeping and auditing. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Central Kansas Chapter of Certified Public Accountants. Michelle served as the President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Central Kansas Chapter of Certified Public Accountants. She has also served on the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants Board of Directors and subsequently on the Executive Committee. She is the Champion of the Professional Development task force.       

Other elected officers of the 2014-15 Executive Committee are: Vice Chair, Matt List, BKD, LLP, Wichita; Secretary-Treasurer, Jim Boomer, Boomer Consulting, Inc., Manhattan and for Immediate Past Chair,  Melinda Hitz, City of Garden City, Garden City.

Elected to three-year terms on the Society's Board of Directors are: Brandi DiGiorgio, MarksNelson LLC, Kansas City, MO; Michele Herzog, Herzog Financial Solutions, LLC, Overland Park; Christine "Chris" Johnston, Marsh and Company PA, Overland Park, and Lori Wenrich, EY, Wichita.

Continuing Officers are: Chad Allen, Cochran Head Vick & Co., PA, Merriam; Matt Bellomo, MC Bellomo, P.A., Overland Park; Stephanie Bowen, Flint Hills Resources, Wichita; Mitch Fiser, Fiser Group, PA, Lenexa; Amber Goering, Amber K. Goering, CPA, P.A., Overland Park; Gregg C. Goodwin, Bever Dye LC, Attorneys at Law, Wichita; Kate Grant, Kirkpatrick Sprecker & Company, LLP, Wichita; Daniel F. Kjergaard, Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C., Leawood; Jay Langley, Clubine & Rettele, Chtd., Salina; Christina Ricke, Kennedy and Coe, LLC, Wichita; Robert J. Schuster, Kennedy and Coe, LLC, Wichita and Damon Ward, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., Wichita.

The Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants is a 2,700+-member, voluntary association dedicated to implementing strategies that enhance the well-being of its members, the accounting profession and the general public.

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