*Start date of employment at KyCPA


Chief Executive Officer

Darlene Zibart

Darlene Zibart, CPA

*Dec. 2003

  • Leads staff in the execution of KyCPA and KyCPA Educational Foundation missions
  • Oversees execution of KyCPA Board of Directors directives
  • Serves as the primary staff liaison to the KyCPA and the KyCPA Educational Foundation executive committees
  • Leads the organization on national and state professional issues, legislative and regulatory activities and external relations


Government Affairs Director

Anthony Allen

P. Anthony Allen
*July 2021

  • Advocates for CPA profession before legislative and administrative bodies
  • Raises funds for KyCPA Political Action Committee
  • Oversees KyCPA Association Health Plan

Business Development

Business Development Manager

The position is open, click here to apply.

Contact for information regarding:

  • Advertising in The Kentucky CPA Journal
  • Exhibiting at KyCPA events
  • Sponsoring KyCPA events or programs

Communications, Marketing and Graphic Design

Communications, Marketing and Creative Director

Kimberly Lindsey

Kimberly Lindsey
*Oct. 2002 and Dec. 2000-Sept. 2001

  • Accountable for all aspects and oversight of internal and external communications, marketing, and design
  • Content and creative direction for the Society’s website, social media and printed materials
  • Editor of The Kentucky CPA Journal and author of various articles
  • Continually strengthening the CPA and KyCPA brand 

Marketing and Design Coordinator

Joseph Ray
*Aug. 2022

  • Maintains social media sites
  • Develops graphics and produces printed and digital marketing and communication materials
  • Continually strengthening the CPA and KyCPA brand 

Continuing Professional Education

Education Director

Lisa Kemper

Lisa Kemper 
*July 2011 

  • Directs all continuing education offerings
  • Manages vendor relations for education programs
  • Oversees budget for all education programs

Conference Manager

Kim Puckett

Kim Puckett
*Aug. 2016

  • Works with several planning committees to identify topics and speakers for our conferences
  • Creates conferences that appeal to our members and provide excellent speakers and content
  • Communicates with conference speakers on deadlines and other communications

Seminar Manager

Shari Stansbury

Shari Stansbury
*August 2019

  • Administers educational seminars held at Gratzer Education Center and other venues
  • Provides member support for professional development products and services
  • Liaison to seminar vendors and speakers
  • Assists the Education Director as needed


Staff accountant

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  • Financial statements and General Ledger
  • A/P and A/R
  • Cash flow, budgeting
  • Contact for auditors, insurance, and bank


Membership Coordinator

Brittany McGill

Brittany McGill
*Jan. 2022

  • Helps implement membership recruitment and retention strategies
  • Organizes member outreach initiatives and events

Student Membership Coordinator

Zoe Sapin
*Aug. 2022

*Start date of employment at KyCPA