Young CPAs

The Young CPA Cabinet connects and advances young leaders through contribution to their profession, workplaces and communities, championing the next generation of influential certified public accountants.

2017-2018 Young CPA Cabinet

  • Scott Gardner, Chair
  • Marena Messina, Chair-Elect
  • Katelyn Thigpen, Secretary
  • Addie Grissom, Golf Chair
  • Perry Hilyer, Classroom Blitz Chair
  •  Julie Mercado
  • Daniel Post
  • Garrick Sams
  • Jessica Cassiday
  • Tiffany Holifield
  • Ibawolatei Iyegha
  • Johnathan Lahti
  • Allison Montanaro
  • Ashley Wright

If you have been looking for the right place to jump into leadership with your profession, please consider applying for the 2018-2019 Young CPA Cabinet. We are looking for a diverse group of leaders to bring a variety of talents and viewpoints. You must be a CPA, member of the ASCPA, and under 35 years of age at the time of submission. Please email your completed application to Amanda Freeman at 

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Amanda Freeman

Classroom Blitz

Young CPA volunteers bring a message of financial literacy through the Classroom Blitz.  The pairing of a financial education message with awareness of accounting as a career proved visionary when the ALSDE adopted a new graduation requirement which included both components of the Blitz. 

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Shirley Carroll

Young CPA
Charity Golf Tournament

This annual tournament benefits the Exceptional Foundation of Homewood and the Alabama Society of CPAs' Educational Foundation. Scheduled to coincide with ASCPA's Accounting Connection Conference the tournament will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018.


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Amanda Freeman