Officers and Directors

Board of Directors 

ARCPA's Board of Directors is comprised of 14 members: the Chair, Chair-Elect, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and nine elected Directors. In addition, 12 Ex-Officio members of the Board include the Past Chair, presidents of the 10 ARCPA chapters, and the AICPA Council Representative, all of whom are nonvoting Ex-Officio members of the Board. The combined total is 26 members.

Officers serve a one-year term, except for the Secretary and Treasurer, who serve for two years.  Directors serve a three-year term.  Ex-Officio Directors serve a one-year term. All these terms begin on April 1 of each year and end on the following March 31.  The AICPA Council Representative serves a three-year term which begins preceding the AICPA Fall Council Meeting.  The Board Chair-Elect serves as the AICPA Key Person Representative.

A slate of Officers and Directors is submitted by the Nominations Committee to the Board of Directors for approval, and then published to the membership at least 30 days prior to a scheduled Annual Business Meeting.  Additional nominations for Officers and Directors may be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting. The ARCPA membership elects the new Officers and Directors at the Annual Meeting.

Chairperson

  • Gina Moran, Partner, HCJ CPAs & Advisors PLLC

Chair-Elect

  • Rocky Goodman, Partner, Garland & Greenwood CPAs and Advisors PLLC

Vice Chair

  • Gary Beckwith, Individual Practitioner, Beckwith & Company Ltd

Secretary

  • Jill Pierce, Partner, Pierce Firm PLLC

Treasurer

  • Dane Dover, Partner, Diamond State Accounting PLLC

Past Chair

  • Joseph Rugger, Profit Consultant/Account Manager, Tooth & Coin

Director

  • Andrew Almand, Adjunct Professor, Ouachita Baptist University Hickingbotham School of Business
  • Christopher Brown, Vice President & CFO, Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
  • Jack Chami, Individual Practitioner, Jack Chami CPA PLLC
  • Robert Christiansen, Individual Practitioner, Robert P Christiansen CPA PA
  • Paula Kinnard, Individual Practitioner, Paula M Kinnard CPA
  • Elizabeth Knipscheer, Senior Assurance Manager, HoganTaylor LLP
  • Nathan Nailling, Trust Officer, First Security Bank
  • J Tuohey, Founding Partner, Garland & Greenwood CPAs and Advisors PLLC
  • Joseph Wheeler, Director, Garland & Greenwood CPAs and Advisors PLLC

AICPA Council Member

  • Randy Milligan, Managing Partner, Landmark PLC Certified Public Accountants

Ex-Officio Member

  • Janniece Arnold, Senior Business Manager, Microsoft Corporation
  • Alfred Baldwin, Staff Auditor IV, Arkansas Legislative Audit
  • Joy Black, Finance Director, City of Bryant
  • Heather Cerda, Tax Manager, HCJ CPAs & Advisors PLLC
  • Tara Houck, Unknown Accounting Firm
  • Pamela Magness, Individual Practitioner, Pamela A Magness CPA PA
  • John Morgan-Ashley, Individual Practitioner, J. Richard Morgan, CPA, PLLC
  • Kevin White, Individual Practitioner, KDW CPAs and Advisors PLLC
  • Curtis Winar, Director of Strategic Services, Valua, Frost PLLC