Slated to step up to top post in 2019.
Bill Reeb, chief executive of the management consulting firm Succession Institute LLC, was voted in as vice chair of the American Institute of CPAs, the world’s largest member organization representing the CPA profession.
Eric Hansen, chief operating officer of BKD CPAs & Advisors, will be the next chair. Both men will assume their duties on Feb. 1, 2018, and serve until May 20, 2019.
Hansen, 56, was elected to the volunteer post by the AICPA governing Council. In his acceptance speech, Hansen – an Eagle Scout – extolled the virtues of preparation and anticipation. “The future is uncertain, and change is accelerating,” he said. “But if we’re early – if we have the courage to be bold and a bias for action – we’ll be prepared. As Harry Truman said, ‘Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.’”