This event is designed to offer development and leadership skills to CPAs of all ages.


Joseph Rugger

Joseph Rugger, CPA, CGMA currently serves as Accounting Director for Tooth & Coin, a CPA firm dedicated to serving the Dental Industry. Tooth & Coin is located in Little Rock Arkansas and they combine cloud based technology with the business savvy of CPAs to provide accounting, bookkeeping, and tax services to dentists across the country.

Joseph previously served as the Director of Accounting for Jonesboro Prosthetic & Orthotic Lab / JP&O Prosthetic Labs. JP&O is a full service Orthotic & Prosthetic provider. Joseph also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of JP&O Labs.

Joseph serves as a discussion leader for the AICPA and many state CPA societies (17 and counting). Last year he spoke in 5 states. He has been a guest speaker at numerous organizations talking on the topic of personal finance, time management, negotiation, leadership failure, and body language. In the past year, he helped 3 state CPA Leadership Academies as an advisor and program facilitator.

Joseph is a graduate of Lyon College in Batesville Arkansas. While at Lyon, Joseph completed majors in Accounting, Economics & Finance. He was a four year letterman for the Lyon College Scots’ baseball team and was named a Tran-South Conference Scholar Athlete. He completed a Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis.

Joseph is an avid traveler. In 2016 he semi-retired and travelled full time. Joseph visited 14 countries and 48 states in the last 2 years. In his lifetime he has visited all 50 states. While travelling he enjoys visiting National Parks (45 visited), Major League Baseball Stadiums (20 visited), and Presidential Libraries (9 visited) and counting.

Joseph recently completed a 3 year term as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Society of CPA’s. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the Arkansas Society and is currently serving as the chair of the task force for the inaugural Arkansas Leadership Academy. Joseph served as the chair of the Emerging CPA’s Committee for the State of Arkansas for 2014-2015. He was named the 2011 Outstanding Emerging CPA by the Arkansas Society of CPA’s. Joseph was named the 2013 Lyon College Patterson Decade Award Winner. He recently completed a three year term as a member of the AICPA’s EDGE Conference Planning Committee and AICPA’s Young Member Leadership Committee. Joseph is a 2013 AICPA Leadership Academy Graduate.

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