Darrell Thaw, CPA, begins his term as the 2013-2014 chair of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), leading a membership of over 13,000 CPAs across the state of Georgia. A member of GSCPA since 1980, Thaw has been involved with many areas of the organization over tgeorhe last thirty-three years, including committees, task forces, and the board of directors.
A Georgia native, Thaw resides in St. Simons Island and is a shareholder with his wife, Debbie, of their firm, Thaw and Company, PC, CPAs. Upon graduating from Valdosta State University, Thaw went to work for Mauldin and Jenkins in Macon before moving to Deloach and Co., where he met Debbie, also a CPA.
During his term as GSCPA chair, Thaw will focus on key initiatives of the organization, reinforce existing projects, and lead the way in establishing solutions to emerging issues of the accounting profession, including diversity.
"Diversity is a challenge that has faced our profession for a while now, and I am confident that our CPAs will become leaders in developing innovative ways to create more diversity in the accounting profession," said Thaw.
Outside of the office, Thaw is an avid outdoorsman. He can be found hunting, fly-fishing, and traveling with Debbie. He is also involved with his local community: past president of the Exchange Club of St. Simons Island and the Federica Club. A fifty-year member of the First Baptist Church of St. Simons Island, he has twice served as chairman of deacons.
GSCPA is the premier professional organization for CPAs in the state of Georgia. With over 13,000 members throughout the state, the purpose of the GSCPA is to achieve excellence by providing superior advocacy, leadership, service, lifelong learning, and personal and professional development opportunities. For more information, visit GSCPA's website.
Source: July 24, 2013, GSCPA Press Release