Leadership / Management | Training & CPE

3 Maryland CPAs recognized on BBJ’s ’40 under 40′ list

CPAs made a big showing at this year's "40 under 40" awards from the Baltimore Business Journal. The MACPA was on hand at the luncheon to recognize and honor these young superstars.

Tom Hesseltine of Clifton Gunderson, Jennifer Leary of SB and Company and Richard Wolf of Hertzbach and Company were finalists and were recognized at the luncheon at the new Martin's Valley mansion in Cockeysville.


In the top photo are MACPA members from Clifton Gunderson's Mid-Atlantic practice: Pat Byers, Tom Hesseltine and past MACPA chair and Managing Partner Terry Hancock.

Tom is one of the youngest partners at CG.

Dsc06176 In the middle photo is Richard Wolf and his wife, Laura (far right). Joining them are client Jane Radford (far left), a CPA and CFO of Hamel Builders; MACPA Candidate member and NYPN Secretary/Treasurer Leigh Dowdle in the middle; and Sarah Dempsey, also of Hertzbach. In addition to being the youngest partner at Hertzbach, Richard is chair of the MACPA's New / Young Professionals Network. Dsc06178

Pictured in the bottom photo is Jennifer Leary (far right), another young partner, with two of her colleagues at SB and Company. This is another firm run by past MACPA chair Gray Smith, who wasn't able to attend the luncheon.

MACPA staffers Terri Smith (our firm relationship and customized training consultant), Lauren Deustchman (marketing / communications coordinator and NYPN liaison) and Ashlee Stem (Member Service manager) joined yours truly as we celebrated our "40 under 40" CPAs

This was significant because the year before there were no CPAs in this group. We know there are many more out there and we hope to keep getting the recognition CPAs deserve.

The other big news from the awards was the fact that Entourage is the most watched show among this group. Is it a coincidence that two former past chairs of the MACPA would have award-winners in this luncheon and the third CPA is himself an active MACPA leader?

I think this supports the research about gaining leadership experience as a volunteer in professional associations or industry groups. What do you think?

Congratulations again to our winners!