Leadership / Management

Hood among ‘Most Influential People in Accounting’

TomhoodI'm pretty sure Tom Hood won't say much about it, so I will.

Tom -- executive director of the MACPA, tireless cheerleader for the CPA profession and dedicated blogger here at CPA Success -- once again has been included on Accounting Today's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. (Free registration may be required to view the list.)

"A pioneer in using social media and Web 2.0 technologies in accounting, Hood has tapped his expertise to roll out one of the most extensive sets of resources in the country for helping CPA firms handle the recession," the Accounting Today tribute reads.

Ever humble, Tom is likely to credit anyone except himself for the award, but believe me, it is well deserved. He has an uncanny ability to focus on what matters today and scan for the next big thing at the same time -- to lead CPAs through present challenges and position them to take advantage of future opportunities.

He is a leader in every sense of the word, and I'm privileged to be able to work for him. And I'm not just saying that because he signs my paychecks.

Congratulations, Tom. I've said it before, but it bears repeating: Maryland CPAs are better off for all you do on their behalf.


Bill Sheridan