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Emerging Leaders Conference

Thursday, July 27 7:30am - 5:30pm

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West48 Conference Center

1604 48th St Ste 100
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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7.50 Credits

Member Price $275.00

Price will increase by $50 on 7/14

Non-Member Price $335.00

Price will increase by $50 on 7/14


Designed specifically for CPAs and accounting professionals 40 and under, the ISCPA Emerging Leaders Conference is the premier opportunity to gain insights, learn new skills and discover tangible tactics on what it takes to lead, manage and further professional success.


More information to be available Spring 2023.

Designed For

CPAs and accounting professionals 40 and younger.


Connect with peers, learn strategies, and gain a greater awareness of your leadership style and its impact on your organization and professional performance.


Leader Bios

Anoop Mehta

Mr. Anoop Natwar Mehta, CPA, CGMA, is the Chair of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Over his career, Mehta has served in several volunteer roles: the AICPA Board of Directors, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (Association) Board of Directors, the AICPA Business and Industry Executive Committee, the AICPA Political Action Committee and AICPA Council.

Currently he is the Chief Strategist for Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. (AMA). AMA has worked with government and commercial organizations solving the toughest engineering, science and business problems. Mehta provides expertise in key areas of business development, strategic planning, and operational improvements across AMA. Mehta stepped down as the president of Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) in June 2021. In his role, he led the executive management team and oversaw the overall performance of the company. He had the day-to-day responsibility for managing, planning, and implementing strategic goals of the company. With more than 40 years of experience in government contracting, he actively supported NASA and NOAA programs in an executive management capacity for SSAI. Mehta joined SSAI in 1980 and helped the company to grow from a two-person company to more than 1,000. The company achieved profitability above target levels each year during his tenure.

Mehta was the Chair (2012-2013) of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA). He serves on the Government Contractors Committee for the MACPA and chaired the committee for two years (2001-2003).

Mehta is a former board member and past president of the Maryland Space Business Roundtable. He is also a seventh-degree Master Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and has been teaching martial arts and operating a karate school for the past 35 years.

Mehta has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and Accounting and Information Assurance Department.

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Courtney De Ronde

Courtney De Ronde, CPA is a partner at TDT CPAs and Advisors. Proactively helping clients achieve better results is our firm’s purpose. To carry that out, Courtney uses real-life experience from her work in firm leadership and her business knowledge from 17 years of serving clients to help businesses and organizations succeed. She is recognized among others within the profession for her expertise as she presents at various conferences and seminars across Iowa.

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Erik Dominguez

As an immigrant who grew up between two cultures and mixed messages, the familiarity Erik has with speaking fears, fueled him to learn and share the tools to overcome those obstacles. For nearly 25 years, Erik’s team-oriented speaking and teaching style has centered around shared experiences, a philosophy that everyone has a unique story, and a belief that everyone can share their minds and hearts through powerful presentations.

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Non-Member Price $335.00

Member Price $275.00