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Annual Members Meeting - Live Stream
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:00am - 4:55pm
COVID-19 Update: With all the changes COVID-19 has brought, we understand you may have questions and concerns regarding continuing education offered by the Society. The safety of our attendees, discussion leaders and staff is always top of mind and our number one priority is to continue offering CPE options as safely as possible with the same quality and quantity you have come to expect. Please visit our COVID and OSCPA CPE: What to Expect page for more information.
Celebrate Leadership. Celebrate Diversity. Celebrate Resilience.
Over the past several months, we have watched the world turn upside down. Careers and lives were put on hold, celebrations were canceled and technology became our only pathway into each other's lives. The road ahead continues to be uncharted, but what we have overcome together will be an enduring source of pride in the profession's history.
As we continue to move forward with resilience and leadership, we have the opportunity to commemorate how far we've come – as a profession and as a community – while striving toward a more inclusive and diverse future. Be part of the celebration this September at the new Annual Members Meeting.
In-Person Option: Would you rather join us in person? Register to join us in Norman!
- Sheila Balzer (view bio)
- James S. Denton (view bio)
- Justin Jones-Fosu (view bio)
- Blaine M. Peterson (view bio)
Oklahoma CPAs, award recipients and their guests.
Sheila Balzer, CPA, CGMA, is an audit partner based in SingerLewak’s Denver office. She provides assurance services (audits, reviews, compilations, and due diligence) to clients and is a frequently-requested speaker on financial literacy for volunteers serving in board or committee oversight roles in the credit union and non-profit arenas. She currently serves as a Director on the Board of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Oklahoma's Board Liaison to the AICPA. She also holds leadership roles in the AICPA on its Council and Accounting & Review Services Committee. In Colorado she has also served as the Chair of the Colorado Society of CPAs and the Colorado Society of CPAs Educational Foundation. Balzer was nominated as an Outstanding Women in Business by the Denver Business Journal and was named a Women to Watch by the Colorado Society of CPAs.
James S. Denton
James S. Denton, CPA, is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and has been with Arledge & Associates since 1984 performing audit, income tax and consulting services for clients. During most of his 30-plus year tenure at Arledge & Associates, he has directed the firm's wide range of tax, audit and consulting engagements. Since 2008, Denton has served the firm in an executive capacity.
Additionally, he’s served in various roles with the OSCPA, GFOA and the Oklahoma Accountancy Board. Currently, he serves as treasurer for the Oklahoma Venture Forum, a president-elect of the Edmond Chamber of Commerce and director-at-large for the OSCPA. He also served a full term as a commissioner of the Oklahoma Incentive Evaluation Commission. Denton serves as a mentor annually for UCO’s 2BLeaders program as well as the College of Business’s Accounting Curriculum Advisory Committee.
Justin Jones-Fosu, MBA, CSP, is a full-time family man who also happens to be a business speaker, social entrepreneur and meaningful work researcher. His is the founder and CEO of Work. Meaningful. where he combines more than a decade of leadership in Fortune 500 companies, his real-life experience and research to help global organizations create new rhythms of sustainable excellence, profitability and engagement. Speaking more than 60 times a year, Justin speaks and leads workshops and training with companies, organizations and associations in the United States and internationally on meaningful work and workplace engagement.
Blaine M. Peterson
Blaine M. Peterson, CPA, J.D., is the president and CEO of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. Peterson is a member of the OSCPA, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Oklahoma Bar Association. Peterson received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma as well as his juris doctorate, also from the University of Oklahoma. He is a certified public accountant and licensed attorney. Blaine has been an OSCPA member for more than 20 years and previously served as a director at large for the OSCPA Board of Directors and board liaison to the OSCPA’s Taxation, Personal Financial Planning and Business Valuation/Forensic & Litigation Support Committees.