AICPA Board Approves Third Term for Barry Melancon
The Board of the AICPA has voted to extend Barry Melancon’s term as President and CEO of the AICPA for an additional five years. Melancon, 45 years old, was elected to this position in July of 1995, and will continue to direct the Institute’s operations in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and Texas.
In making this announcement, S. Scott Voynich, Chairman of the AICPA, said: "Those of us who have worked closely with Barry know first-hand his capabilities and thorough knowledge of the profession. He will continue to serve the profession with the same passion and dedication as he has done in the past, and at this juncture these skills are needed more than ever. Those of us who have sat by Barry's side, and benefited from his counsel, have witnessed the way he navigates the tough job of an association president, balancing leadership with consensus-building. Under Barry's continued leadership, we will move confidently into a period of unprecedented progress."
Prior to joining the AICPA, Melancon served for eight years as Executive Director of the Society of Louisiana CPAs. He began his accounting career in 1979 at the firm of Bergeron & Company, CPAs, a small local firm in Louisiana. In 1984, he was elected a firm partner.
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