Leslie Murphy Receives AICPA Gold Medal Award
by Terri Eyden on
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) announced on October 23, 2012, that Leslie Murphy, CPA, is the recipient of the Institute's 2012 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service.
The Gold Medal is the highest award granted by the AICPA and is given to CPAs who have made major contributions to the CPA profession. Murphy received the award at the fall meeting of the AICPA governing Council. Kathy G. Eddy, chair of the Awards Committee and former AICPA chair, presented the award.
"Leslie has significantly contributed to the growth and success of the accounting profession throughout her distinguished career," said Eddy. "Leslie has helped shape the profession for the better by sharing her knowledge, skills, and abilities through her varied professional activities."
From 2005-2006, Murphy served as chair of the AICPA's Board of Directors, which now represents approximately 386,000 members worldwide. She began serving on the board in 2001 and was involved at the policy level as the profession responded to a changing environment for the next six years. Murphy has continued her service as a member of the Institute's Governing Council and the Assurance Services Executive Committee, with a focus on Enterprise Risk Management and Strategic Planning for Future Assurance.
Murphy was named the American Woman's Society of CPAs' 2007 Woman CPA of the Year, inducted into the Advisory Board Hall of Fame in 2011, and received the Women of Achievement and Courage Award from the Michigan Women's Foundation in 2008. She is chair of the board of directors and executive committee of the St. John's Providence Health System, in addition to serving on the United Way for Southeastern Michigan's Board of Directors, the Covenant House of Michigan Board of Directors, the VSP Board of Directors, and the Kelly Services Corporate Board of Directors.
Murphy currently serves as president and CEO of Murphy Consulting, Inc. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and has honorary doctorates from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan, and Cleary University in Howell, Michigan.
Source: October 23, 2012, AICPA Press Release
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