On November 6, the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) announced that Scott D. Wiley, CAE, will become president and chief executive officer in February following the retirement of J. Clarke Price, CAE, who has led OSCPA for twenty-two years.
OSCPA is the fifth largest state CPA society, representing more than 22,000 CPAs. With a long history of engaged CPA leaders and successful advocacy initiatives, OSCPA is recognized as an influencer in the accounting profession and among both state and national associations.
Wiley was selected to lead OSCPA after an extensive nationwide search. He is the executive director of Delta Sigma Phi, an international membership organization with 115,000 members in the United States and abroad.
As OSCPA's president and CEO, he will lead strategic planning initiatives; maintain OSCPA's national sphere of influence; and expand advocacy, continuing education, and membership growth and retention programs.
In his ten years as executive director of Delta Sigma Phi, Wiley led a number of initiatives that resulted in substantial gains in membership, enhanced the organization's public profile, and increased strategic partnerships, while significantly boosting member satisfaction. He is experienced at developing volunteer leaders and working with boards and staff teams to drive innovation and achieve effective results. Prior to his current role, he served as a member of the organization's management team, with responsibilities that included marketing, communications, and member services.
In addition to leading Delta Sigma Phi's affiliated foundation, Wiley has maintained an active and visible presence in public policy efforts at both the state and federal level, and he brings experience in building coalitions with other associations.
Wiley serves on the board of directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He previously served as president of the Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE).
He has a BA in communications from the State University of New York at Oswego.
"We are pleased to welcome Scott to OSCPA", said Brendan Fitzgerald, CPA, chair of OSCPA's Executive Board. "His broad experience in many areas of association management will be vital in retaining OSCPA's position as a top association and driving development of even more innovative programs that serve CPAs and the public."
"OSCPA has a rich history and solid foundation to build on, and its continued member engagement is one of the many reasons for my enthusiasm", Wiley said. My immediate focus will be working closely with the executive board and OSCPA's staff, meeting CPAs across Ohio, and diving deeply into our products and services to learn more about what our 22,000 members need to succeed in today's complex business environment.
"I cannot wait to get started. Clearly, speed is important, but we will attack both the opportunities and competitive challenges ahead with an appropriate balance of urgency and thoughtfulness."
The CEO search was conducted by association and nonprofit executive search experts Vetted Solutions and overseen by a committee of OSCPA members and past leaders.
Source: OSCPA Press Release