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Come for the CPE, stay for the game! Attend the conference and be entered to win two tickets to the Iowa-Wisconsin football game on Sept. 22.
- Accounting & Auditing
CPAs and other business professionals.
To stay on top of current issues affecting CPAs.
No advance preparation necessary.
Randolph P. Johnston
Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 40 years experience in Strategic Technology Planning, Accounting Software Selection, Paperless, Systems and Network Integration, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Business Development and Management, Process Engineering and outsourced managed services.
Professional Service: •K2 Enterprises (K2E.com) - Executive Vice President, Shareholder – Nation’s leading technology CPE provider to CPA professionals. Consults to high profile technology vendors. Delivers national seminars to CPAs, business groups and IT leaders on technologies in accounting, healthcare and banking. Creates and presents seminars and articles on 30+ technology topics including CPA Firm Technology, Paperless, Accounting Software, Cloud, Business Continuity, and Strategies leveraging technology. (1990 - Present, Hammond, LA) •Network Management Group, Inc. (NMGI.com) – Chairman & CEO, Stockholder – Consults and specializes in Strategic Technology including planning, selection and implementation. Expertise: CPA Firm Technology and strategy; Paperless; Accounting Software, Business Intelligence and CRM; Infrastructure including: Cloud, Business Continuity, Virtualization, Backup, and remote mgmt. (1983 – Present Hutchinson, KS) •Hutchinson Community College – Department Chair, Professor, Adjunct – Mathematics & MIS Depts. Designed and taught courses in all areas of mathematics & computing. (1977 - 1997) Professional Data Services - Programmer and system designer - Developed a medical system including the first paperless claims in Kansas, appointments and collection systems. Owned ComputerLand, Entre’ and Connecting Point stores, received first IBM PC and first Compaq portable in KS. (1978 - 1981) •Farmland Industries - Programmer and system designer - Developed and maintained P&L, Credit Union and Feedlot accounting. (1977 - 1978)
Awards: •Accounting Today - Listed as one of the 2004-2016 Top 100 Most Influential People •CPA Practice Advisor - Accounting Hall of Fame 2011, Top 25 Thought Leader 2011-2017 •Accounting Technology – Listed as one of the top nine technology stars in the industry •AICPA Technology Conference – Past Chair and featured Speaker for the past 31 years Who’s Who in Business & Industry – 1990-2017; in Computing 1987-2017 - Acknowledged as a leading business professional and as a leading computing professional
Certifications: •Microsoft Certified Professional – MCP (Microsoft Corporation) •Certified Network Administrator – CNA (Novell Corporation) •Certified CAD specialist, Network Professional, Data Communications (AutoDesk, 3Com, Entre’)
Dennis P. Benvie
Dennis P. Benvie is a managing member of Surgent CPE In addition to instructing continuing professional education seminars for 27 years, he also writes, edits, and/or updates many Surgent McCoy publications. He consistently receives high evaluations for knowledge and presentation skills, and has been recognized as The Outstanding Discussion Leader of the Year, awarded by the state of Indiana. Prior to becoming a member partner of Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC, Dennis spent 15 years as a partner with a local Cincinnati CPA firm. He has 30+ years of public accounting experience specializing in tax, accounting, and management advisory for closely held businesses and individuals. His background also includes association with a tax attorney's office and instructing accounting classes as adjunct accounting faculty of local state universities. Mr. Benvie is a graduate of Miami (Ohio) University, degree in Accountancy, and has also earned a Masters of Science in Taxation degree from the University of Cincinnati.
Jennifer F. Louis
Jennifer Louis has over 20 years of experience in designing and instructing high-quality training programs in a wide variety of technical and personal development topics needed for professional and organization success. In 2003 she founded Emergent Solutions Group, which is dedicated to meeting organization’s professional training needs. Jennifer serves a wide variety of clients, including public accounting firms, private industry corporations, and public sector agencies.
Previously Jennifer served as the Director of Audit Product Development at Surgent Professional Education for three years. Prior to that, Jennifer was Executive Vice President/Director of Training Services at AuditWatch, Inc., a highly respected training and audit process consulting firm later acquired by Thomson Reuters. Over her six years at AuditWatch, Jennifer served many roles. She began her career at AuditWatch as Vice President of Product Development. Jennifer also served as an instructor and consultant for the firm’s Audit Productivity Improvement Program (a comprehensive program enabling accounting firms to enhance audit quality and improve audit efficiency), as well as various other training courses. Later, Jennifer was primarily responsible for working with clients to design high-caliber, customized training programs. She led the Training Services Division, which includes AuditWatch University (“core-level” staff training for new hires to managers) and related offerings. She also co-authored the Guide to Value-Added Auditing (Thomson/Practitioners Publishing Company, Fort Worth, TX, July 2001).
Before joining AuditWatch, Jennifer was the Financial/Operational Audit Manager at AARP. While at AARP she served as one of their specially trained facilitators available as a resource throughout the organization for designing and leading strategic meetings and trainings.
Jennifer was also an Audit Manager at Deloitte, in Washington, DC. During her five years with Deloitte, she was a frequent local and national instructor. Jennifer also served as an instructor for the firm’s national “Train the Trainers” program.
Jennifer graduated summa cum laude from Marymount University with a BBA-Accounting. She is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is licensed to practice accounting in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
John F. Levy
John F. Levy is the CEO of Board Advisory, a firm that assists public companies, or companies aspiring to be public, with corporate governance, compliance, financial reporting and financial strategies. He has nine years’ experience with three large public accounting firms and served as CFO of both public and private companies. John currently sits on the boards of three public companies and three nonprofits, serving as chair of one company and audit committee chair of another. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.