2022 award winners take center stage

June 16, 2022

The OSCPA rolled out the red carpet to honor the most outstanding member accomplishments this year with a standing ovation during its 104th Annual Members Meeting on June 10.

To open the show, members gathered in Norman the evening before to network, enjoy live music and participate in a fundraiser benefitting the OSCPA's Educational Foundation. 

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The OSCPA raised $1,300, which will go directly toward funding scholarships for Oklahoma accounting students. 

The next day, virtual and in-person attendees received an AICPA Professional Issues Update from AICPA Chair Anoop Mehta, CPA, CGMA, and an ethics update from OSCPA Member Jim Small, CPA, CGMA. 

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In a grand finale, more than 100 members and their guests gathered for the Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon to honor the fourteen members in nine different categories who were recognized for their exceptional efforts and achievements made to the accounting profession in Oklahoma this year.

The OSCPA also offered special recognition to its longstanding members who reached an impressive milestone moment in their careers—achieving 30, 40 and 50 years of membership with the OSCPA.

We would like to shine the spotlight on the following members who continue to leave a lasting mark on the Society, their peers and the profession:

Oklahoma Accounting Hall of Fame 

Steve Milam, CPA/PFS 

Steve Milam 2022 AMM

Outstanding Member in Business and Industry 

Jim Small, CPA, CGMA

Jim Small 2022 AMM

Rick Kells Outstanding Tax Professional

Forrest “Bo” Olson, Jr., CPA, CVA

Bo Olson 2022 AMM

Outstanding Accounting Educator

Evan Shough, CPA, PhD

Pen Awards

Brent Watson 2022 AMM

Brent Watson, CPA; Gold Pen Award Winner

Daniel Skerbitz 2022 AMM

Daniel Skerbitz, CPA; Silver Pen Award Winner

Trailblazers

Kency Duarte

Kency Duarte, CPA

Nikki Henley 2022 AMM

Nikki Henley, CPA

Colin Kennedy 2022 AMM

Colin Kennedy, CPA

Ghalia Nelson 2022 AMM

Ghalia Nelson, CPA

Ethan Thomas 2022 AMM

Ethan Thomas, CPA

Pathfinders

Henry Bickerstaff 2022 AMM

Henry Bickerstaff, CPA

Jim Denton 2022 AMM

James Denton, CPA/PFS, CGMA

Steve Milam 2022 AMM

Steve Milam, CPA/PFS

Randy Thurman 2022 AMM

Randy Thurman, CPA/PFS, CFP