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.


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


  • Gary Beckwith, Individual Practitioner, Beckwith & Company Ltd

Vice Chair

  • Deana Infield, Partner, Landmark PLC Certified Public Accountants


  • Jill Pierce, Partner, Pierce Firm PLLC


  • Dane Dover, Partner, Diamond State Accounting PLLC

Past Chair

  • Gina Moran, Partner, HCJ CPAs & Advisors PLLC


  • Andrew Almand, Assoc Professor-Accounting/Analytics, Ouachita Baptist University Hickingbotham School of Business
  • Alfred Baldwin, Staff Auditor IV, Arkansas Legislative Audit
  • Christopher Brown, Vice President & CFO, Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
  • Jack Chami, Individual Practitioner, Jack Chami CPA PLLC
  • Lou Anne Emrich, Manager, Emrich & Scroggins LLP
  • Elizabeth Knipscheer, Senior Assurance Manager, HoganTaylor LLP
  • Nathan Nailling, Trust Officer, First Security Bank
  • David Vaden, Partner, EY LLP
  • Joseph Wheeler, Director, Garland & Greenwood CPAs and Advisors PLLC

AICPA Council Member

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

Ex-Officio Member

  • Sarah Bowden, Partner, Goad & Company CPAs
  • Brittany Homan, Loan Review Officer, Diamond Bank
  • J Pierce, Partner, Pierce Firm PLLC