2018 ISCPA Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting

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Join us for ISCPA's premier annual event celebrating the profession in Iowa, Society members and the Iowa CPA Education Foundation. Prepare to be energized about leading and working within the profession, and walk away loaded with information for a future so bright. View pictures from last year's event here.

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Thank you to our event sponsors:

Deloitte Community State Bank Community State Bank

Champion sponsor

Gold sponsor

Lunch sponsor


8-9 a.m. | Registration and continental breakfast

9-10 a.m. | Iowa reimagined | Debi Durham | Director | Iowa Economic Development Authority

10-10:15 a.m. | Break

10:15-11 a.m. | National professional issues update | Eric Hansen, CPA, CGMA | Partner | BKD LLP | Chair | AICPA board of directors

11-11:15 a.m. | Iowa professional issues update | Cindy Adams, CPA, CGMA, CPCU | CEO | Iowa Society of CPAs

11:15-11:30 a.m. | Break/transition to Bishop Ballroom for lunch

11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lunch

12-12:30 p.m. | Iowa CPA Education Foundation scholarships and CPA awards

12:30-2 p.m. | Derreck Kayongo | Founder | The Global Soap Project

2-3:30 p.m. | Networking reception | Fundraiser for Iowa CPA Education Foundation | Live music featuring The Gents

NEW! Table reservations now available - get premium reserved seating for tables of six. Includes table signage and recognition in printed event program. Learn more.

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May 4, 2018

Select One and Only One
9:00am - 4:00pm (Central Time)

Includes: Breakfast, guest speakers (4 hours CPE credit), lunch, scholarship and CPA awards and networking reception.

11:15am - 4:00pm (Central Time)

Includes: Guest speaker (1 hour CPE credit), lunch, scholarship and CPA awards and networking reception.


Eric L. Hansen

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Eric Hansen, CPA, CGMA, is serving as vice chairman of AICPA's board of directors.

Hansen has been an active volunteer with the AICPA, including serving as chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation and Audit Committees. He was part of the Task Force on the Future of Learning and served as a member of AICPA’s Major Firms Group. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and AICPA’s governing Council.

Hansen has also been active as a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs, serving as an ex-officio member of the board of directors.

Hansen is currently the COO of BKD, one of the largest accounting firms in the US. In this capacity, he oversees firm-wide operations and acts as a liaison between the national office and BKD’s four regions. He previously served as the managing partner of the firm’s Oklahoma offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Enid. Throughout his career, Hansen has provided audit, tax and consulting services to public and private companies in the manufacturing, health care, construction, transportation and financial services industries.

Hansen received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Evangel University. He completed business and leadership training at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education program and a dynamic leadership development program sponsored by Harvard University.

He currently resides in Springfield, Missouri. [2017]

Debi Durham

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Debi V. Durham was named director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA, formerly Iowa Department of Economic Development) in January 2011 by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Prior to joining IEDA, Durham served as president of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, Director Durham was recognized by the Des Moines Business Record as a Women of Influence, and in 2014, she was named a Janus Fellow by the Janus Institute, an organization with the mission of contributing to the body of knowledge in economic development and advancing its practice. In 2009, the Downtown Rotary Club in Sioux City recognized Durham as their Key Way award winner, designating a local leader who has “contributed greatly to the health and prosperity of the area through business and community involvement.” Durham was also recognized by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry as one of “Five Iowa Women You Should Know” in 2007. In 2003, she was named to the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame and was the Republican Lt. Gubernatorial candidate in 2002. Durham holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing and Management from Missouri Southern State University. [2017]

Derreck Kayongo

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Derreck Kayongo was born in Kampala, Uganda, just before General Idi Amin Dada seized power in a military coup. The new regime became known for its brutality, and today Idi Amin is one of history's most notorious dictators. As violence spread through the country and civil war erupted, Kayongo and his family became refugees in Kenya. He later immigrated to America to attend university. Today, he is a successful entrepreneur and human rights innovator.

Though most well known as a 2011 CNN Hero and founder of the Global Soap Project, Kayongo is an expert in environmental sustainability and global health. In 2016 the Georgia State Senate passed a resolution recognizing Kayongo's incredible journey from refugee to community business leader.

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