The Kentucky CPA Journal

2020-2021 KyCPA Board of Directors

Issue 3
July, 20, 2020

The incoming Board members, along with new members of the Executive Committee and other members of the 2020-2021 Board of Directors, officially began their duties July 1, 2020.


Your executive committee includes:

  • Esther Thompson-Long, LG&E and KU Services Company, Louisville – President [term ending 2022]
  • Elizabeth Woodward, Dean Dorton PLLC, Lexington – Past President [term ending 2021]
  • Eric Scott, Ernst & Young LLP, Louisville – President-elect [term ending 2023]
  • Jim Stevison, Strothman and Company, Louisville – Secretary/Treasurer [term ending 2021]
  • Kevin Oakley, Fruit of the Loom, Bowling Green [term ending 2022]
  • Adam Hancock, Riney Hancock CPAs PSC, Owensboro [term ending 2023]

They join returning members of the Board, including:

  • Tony Balbach, KCC International, Louisville [term ending 2021]
  • Kayla Bonsutto, Creative Realities, Louisville [term ending 2022]
  • Geoffrey Griffith, Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby, Ashland [term ending 2022]
  • Karen Kreil, Calhoun and Company, Hopkinsville [term ending 2022]
  • Melissa Mattox, Kinkead & Stilz PLLC, Lexington [term ending 2021]
  • Carol Shelton, Worthville [term ending 2021]

New members of our Board of Directors for terms ending 2023, include:

  • Jake Brock, University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg
  • Olivia Davis, University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Stephen Hart, L. Stephen Hart, LLC, Corbin

Board members share the value of KyCPA membership and more

Jake Brock

“KyCPA is an organization that provides immense value for a wide array of accounting professionals. As both a CPA and an accounting faculty member teaching in higher education, who was, myself, a recipient of two KyCPA Educational Foundation scholarships during my years as an undergraduate accounting student, I have experienced and been the beneficiary of the Society’s services and opportunities for a number of years. It is an honor and a privilege to have the chance to give back through service on the Society’s Board of Directors.”
– Jake Brock

Olivia Davis

“I made the decision to serve on the Board of KyCPA as an extension of my passion for promoting the profession. I spent nearly 15 years in public accounting mentoring and encouraging young CPAs and am now educating future CPAs at the University of Kentucky. I believe strongly in the importance of the many roles CPAs serve in the business world.”
– Olivia Davis

Stephen Hart

“Membership in the Kentucky Society of CPAs has benefited our firm tremendously over the years. By providing up-to-date information and continuing education, KyCPA enables our firm to stay ahead of the curve with tax law changes we use to plan for our clients. It would be an honor to serve and give back to KyCPA as a member of the Board of Directors.”
– Stephen Hart

Adam Hancock

“The decision to serve on the board was not taken lightly, however, I felt a strong desire to give back to our profession when I realized how essential we were to businesses and individuals during this time. As a firm, we knew that we needed to step up to the challenge of serving our client’s needs with how we do business basically changed overnight. KyCPA provides members with the resources to collaborate and unite in times good and bad. I am proud to be able to serve.”
– Adam Hancock

Karen Kreil

"I feel that serving on the board allows me the opportunity to network with others across the state in our profession. Our Society has outstanding resources at our disposal, that we just have to ask about and utilize."
– Karen Kreil

Melissa Mattox

"I’m so impressed by the input KyCPA has with Kentucky policymakers, both protecting the CPA profession and providing critical perspective for sound financial and tax policy."
– Melissa Mattox

Kevin Oakley

"I have been a member of KyCPA for 29 years. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of a professional organization that is dedicated to helping its members. The experience and knowledge I have gained is immeasurable."
– Kevin Oakley

Eric Scott

“I greatly value my membership as it has provided me opportunities to build relationships with professionals across the state and has amplified my voice to help move Kentucky forward.”
– Eric Scott

Jim Stevison

"Being able to serve on the Board of Directors has been a great way for me personally to impact the accounting profession within our state as well as afforded me the ability to get to know better CPAs from around the state. KyCPA has always been a resource for high quality and timely continuing education for myself, coworkers and staff throughout the years."
– Jim Stevison

Esther Thompson-Long

"My membership in the Society keeps me updated on all of the happenings in the accounting world. Since I am in industry, I like to also keep abreast of what is impacting accounting firms and my membership fulfills this need. I have made so many valuable friendships since becoming a board member.  I look forward to our discussions, trips to AICPA conferences and trips to Washington, D.C. to influence our legislators on issues that affect the financial world."
– Esther Thompson-Long

Elizabeth Woodward

"As a KyCPA volunteer, I have met so many talented colleagues from all over the state.  Accounting has been a great profession for me, and I have valued the opportunity to learn more and give back."
– Elizabeth Woodward


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