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CPA awards

Annual honors

ISCPA honors the achievements and success of our members by presenting awards to CPAs who demonstrate a commitment to the profession and make a positive difference in the business and/or general community . Learn more about the awards and the list of past recipients below. All awards are presented at the annual ISCPA Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting held in May. 

We encourage you to nominate deserving ISCPA members for the following three awards (note the October deadline).
 CPA Award Nomination Forms

Also honored each year are the Capstone Award recipients. The award is presented annually to individuals who successfully completed the final part of the CPA exam and were the top scorers among Iowa candidates.

Distinguished Service

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an Iowa CPA who has provided exceptional dedication and service to the Iowa Society of CPAs, and made outstanding contributions to the accounting profession.

1978Leo E. Burger, Roger R. Cloutier
1981David F. Wentworth, Paul D. Kealy, Jerry J. Perpich, Harry B. Carlson
1982Edward F. Volberding, W. J. Hunzelman, Albert A. Augustine
1983Clair J. Galloway, A. E. Iverson
1984Lloyd R. Bock
1985Donald R. Denman
1986Donald W. Brown
1987Ruth E. Kuney, George A. Olsen
1989Sheldon S. Sitrick
1990Elleroy C. Nichols
1991Robert J. Alexander
1992Maurice T. Breen
1993Kenneth A. Putzier
1994Gaylon L. Halverson
1995Harlan L. Gronewold
1996Larry F. Mosebach
1997Daryl K. Henze
1998John C. Cain
1999Eugene E. Joerger
2000Michael F. Cooney III
2001Donald J. Brush
2002G. Rusty Goode
2003William R. Cook
2004Scott R. Nelson
2005Robert W. Snodgrass
2006Robert W. Williams
2007Gary L. Carlson
2008James L. Kidder
2009Jamie L. Ward
2010Tom R. Thompson
2011Alan F. Fletcher
2012Jerry D. Woods
2013Joseph A. Bouska
2014Telford A. Lodden
2015Michael A. Scheuermann
2016Julie Meyer Kroll
2017Alan D. Ryerson
Kirk L. Tibbetts
2018Paul J. Jennings
2019Jerry L. Murphy
2020Stephen V. Marlow
2021David A. Vaudt
2022Peggy R. Trevino
2023Cynthia Adams
Public Service

The Public Service Award recognizes an Iowa CPA who has exhibited a distinguished record of personal commitment to

1982Fred W. Marold
1983Robert V. Williams
1984George A. Olsen
1985Frank R. Barth
1987Donald J. Brush
1989Arnold N. Honkamp
1990Johnny A. Danos
1991Milton E. Aunan II
1992John C. Botkin
1993Donald C. Timmins
1994Duane G. Tiemens
1995Robert M. Heaton
1996Tom R. Thompson
1997Sheldon Rabinowitz
1998Robert W. Williams
1999Alan F. Fletcher
2000Suku V. Radia
2001John D. Morrow
2002Julie M. Kroll
2003Thomas G. Schnurr
2004Kenneth W. Furst
2005Kathleen M. Strum
2006Al K. Kaduce
2007Kirk L. Tibbetts
2008Josef M. Vich
2009Steven E. Zumbach
2010Jeffrey G. Knapp
2011Danny D. Skokan
2012Stephen M. Lacy
2013David A. Vaudt
2014Kip J. Albertson
2015Donald K. Kemp
2016Henry B. Tippie
2017Joseph A. Bouska
2018Thea (Ted) H. Oberlander
2019Andrew E. Nielsen
2020Christine M. Drahos
2021Rodney A. Meendering
2022Daryl K. Henze
2023Sean Vicente
Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry

The Outstanding CPA in Business & Industry Award recognizes the achievements of an Iowa CPA in business and industry who promotes the CPA designation as the definitive professional credential for financial managers in business, industry, education and government.

1994E. H. Creese
1995John D. DeVries
1996Robert W. Murray
1997Arthur L. Christoffersen
1998Patrick S. Baird
1999Paul E. Larson
2000Jerry L. Chicoine
2001Craig A. Petermeier
2002Wesley D. Jordan
2003Stephen M. Lacy
2004Joanne L. Stockdale
2005Jean M. Trainor
2006Jerry D. Woods
2007James W. Noyce
2008Cara K. Heiden
2009Brenda J. Cushing
2010Edward T. Berg
2011Douglas M. Hultquist
2012Labh S. Hira
2013Suku V. Radia
2014Sarah J. Roy
2015James P. Brannen
2016Angela R. Sanders
2017Diane C. Bridgewater
2018Paul R. Francis
2019Ellen A. Willadsen
2020Donald J. Seibel
2021Kevin C. Banwart
2022James D. Usgaard
2023Hank Norem
Outstanding Committee Chairs

The Outstanding Committee Chair Award recognizes an ISCPA member for their outstanding leadership and contributions as the chair of an ISCPA committee.

1981Burton E. Tracy
Continuing Professional Education
1982Darl P. Hatfield
Central States*
1983Doug Shull

Richard G. Luse
Members in Industry, Education & Government*
1984G. Rusty Goode
1985Zeph Telpner
Continuing Professional Education
1986William R. Cook
Auditing Standards & Accounting Principles*

Russell J. Petersen
Quality Review (now Peer Review)
1987J. Larry Griffith
Competence Aid*

Donald R. Denman
Ad Hoc Professional Liability*
1988Robert T. Huettl
Public & Professional Relations
1989Dean R. Wenthe
Federal Taxation (now Taxation)
1990Sheryl L. Eakins
Federal Taxation (now Taxation)
1990Telford A. Lodden
75th Anniversary*
1991William E. Caldbeck
Public & Professional Relations
1992James A. Egerton
Practice Review

Jeffrey F. Strawhacker
Federal Taxation (now Taxation)
1993Paul A. Juffer
Education (now Career Awareness)

Jerry D. Woods
Public & Professional Relations
1994Curtis E. Brand
Federal Taxation (now Taxation)
1995Jack D. Wahlig
Strategic Planning*
1996Jack C. Ingle
Education (now Career Awareness)

Bruce W. Hartley
Peer Review
1997Matthew W. Wernli
Public & Professional Relations
1998Kathleen A. Koenig
Family & Workplace Issues

Mark D. Wackerbarth
Peer Review
1999Trent S. Olmstead
Public & Professional Relations

Neil W. Schraeder
Governmental Auditing & Accounting
2000Brent L. Alexander
Information Technology*

Kevin O. Garrett
Practice Review
2001Jeffrey L. Burnison
Career Awareness

Jerry D. Woods
Insurance Industry
2002Janice S. Towne
2003Michael A. Scheuermann
Public & Professional Relations
2004Phyllis M. Tinker
Career Awareness
2005Brian P. Hoey
Membership & Member Benefits

Angela K. Wagner
Family & Workplace Issues
2006Kelley A. Ellis
Public & Professional Relations
2007Abigail T. Croll
Career Awareness
2008Patrick J. O’Brien
Peer Review
2009Kirk L. Tibbetts
Insurance Industry

Lori E. Vander Werff
Public & Professional Relations
2010Heidi E. Kleve
Career Awareness

Michael A. Scheuermann
Financial Literacy
2011Michael W. McNichols
Peer Review

Virginia M. Striegel
Exempt Organizations Conference
2012Emily E. Heeren
Membership & Member Benefits

Denise Pierson
Family & Workplace Issues
2013Rodney A. Van Genderen
Insurance Industry

Kurt J. Konek
2014Kevin O. Garrett
Practice Review
2015Brian K. Newton
Family and Workplace Issues Committee
2016David A. Farnsworth
100th Anniversary Task Force
2017Todd E. Thorson
2018Derick M. Tallman
Career Awareness Committee
2019Joel C. Anderson
Legislation Committee
2020Andrew Oswalt
2021Angela K. Reed
2022Dr. Jennifer L. McGarry
2023Kyle Auffert

Nathan Beck
Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award recognizes up and coming ISCPA members (defined as members age 40 and under) for their service to the Iowa Society of CPAs, civic or charitable organizations and/or other professional associations.

2013David A. Farnsworth
Patrick A. Meyer
2014Brian E. Aronson
Conrad M. Hanson
2015Carrie A. Kruse
Joshua L. Sherer
2016Amanda L. Lane
Stefanie E. Lovin
2017Joel C. Anderson
Christopher N. Yuska
2018Tyler C. Gerstandt
Jaclyn M. Mahler
2019Amina Nuhanovic
2020Abigail T. Croll
David A. Wall
2021Jenna K. Day
Matthew D. Kelderman
William H. Nolte III
2022Mark A. Cronin
Adam T. Magee
2023Liz Narup-Zager
Andrew Steckel

Month of Service Awards

Month of Service Community Impact Award

The Community Impact Award recognizes an individual and a team for outstanding dedication to community by positively impacting the lives of a specific population segment or group in need.

2017Brian J. Sweeney, Individual
Williams & Company PC, Team
2018Carrie A. Kruse, Individual
Kroese & Kroese PC, Team
2019Lou Ann Murphy, Individual
Morningside College Accounting Club, Team
2020David Koch, Individual
2021Cheryl A. Stoller, Individual
Williams & Company PC, Estherville, Team
2022Nicci Lamb, Individual
Gross & Company PLLC, Team
2023Lisa Calvert, Individual
Farm Bureau Financial Services, Team
Month of Service Community Spirit Award

The Community Spirit Award recognizes an individual and a team for exemplary dedication across their community through commitment of time and resources.

2017Lisa A. Calvert, Individual
Winther Stave & Co LLP, Team
2018Joann C. Tucker, Individual
Williams & Company PC, Team
2019Amy R. Powell, Individual
McGowen Hurst Clark & Smith PC, Team
2020Tyler Van Surksum, Individual
Morningside College Accounting Club, Team
2021Bruce R. Schmiedlin, Individual
Denman & Company LLP, Team
2022Dr. William N. Dilla, Individual
Tarbell & Co PLC, Team
2023Laura Monaghan, Individual