Announcing the CPA Leadership Institute

Developing Leaders for the Profession and the Association

The South Carolina Association of CPAs launched the CPA Leadership Institute in May 2014. Recognizing the critical need to develop future leaders for the accounting profession and association, the Young CPA Leadership Cabinet transitioned its program to a true leadership development curriculum. 

So, why the change? After conducting extensive research and looking at other leadership development programs the Cabinet wanted to ensure consistency in the curriculum and build a sense of accountability within each class. The CPA Leadership Institute will enable participants to develop leadership skills and identify how to apply those skills within their organization and the association.

Since 2009, the Cabinet has allowed members to enjoy camaraderie with their classmates. Through an alumni program, Institute graduates will have an opportunity to interact with past attendees as well as new class members.

We truly appreciate the vision of the Young CPA Leadership Cabinet and would like to recognize those that were instrumental in developing the CPA Leadership Institute.

2011-2014 Cabinet Members
Melissa L. Barbour, CPA, WebsterRogers LLP, Charleston
Beth A. Blackwell, CPA, Elliott Davis, LLC, Charleston
Dana E. Burgan, CPA, Legare Bailey and Hinske, LLC, Mount Pleasant
Charles D. Coleman, CPA, UCI Medical Affiliates, Columbia
Harris Darver, CPA, McGregor & Company, LLP, Columbia
Erica A. Dawgert, CPA, Pure Barre, Spartanburg
Allyson T. DeHart, CPA, The Hobbs Group, PA, Columbia
Stephanie L. Denham, CPA, CGMA, Pathology Service Associates, LLC, Florence
Stephanie A. Estrada, CPA, Goodwill Industries of Upstate, Greenville
Joel A. Gibbons, CPA, WebsterRogers LLP, Charleston
Russell D. Gladden, CPA, The Springs Company, Lancaster
Thomas Godwin, CPA, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, Greenville
Trevor L. Hartley, CPA, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Damon Hilton, CPA, College of Charleston, Charleston
Valarie D. Lee, CPA, Harwood Financial Services, LLC, Columbia
Robert A. Leichtle II, CPA, CGMA, General Information Services Inc., Chapin
Crystal L. McGuire, CPA, LS3P Associates, Ltd., Charleston
Morgan Smith, CPA, Charleston
Douglas M. Torchio, CPA, Johnson Lambert, LLP, Charleston
Kevin P. Wise, CPA, WebsterRogers, LLP, Myrtle Beach