Four CPAs Win 2002 AICPA Hall of Fame Awards

Ajilon Finance and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) have announced the winners of the 2002 AICPA Business and Industry Hall of Fame Awards. The winners will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the AICPA's National Industry Conference in New Orleans on October 18, 2002.

This year's winners are:

  • Don L. Blankenship, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Massey Energy Company.
  • Vernon D. Evans, Executive Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport Board in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Larry Weber, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Bauer Built, Inc., in Durand, Wisconsin.
  • Joseph T. Wells, Founder and Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a 26,000-member international, professional organization in Austin, Texas.

A panel of AICPA judges considered nominations from across the United States. The winners were selected based on their ability to create value by managing technology and resources, lead by example and commitment, provide vision using knowledge of broad business issues, understand business issues beyond the numbers, effectively manage shareholder and customer expectations, champion new methods and solutions, and inspire and motivate others to excellence.

All nominees for the Hall of Fame must be CPAs nominated by someone in their peer group. More information can be obtained from AICPA by telephone (212 596-6157) or e-mail.

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