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LCPA Awards – Call for Nominations

Do you know an LCPA member who is dedicated to protecting the profession, fighting to make their communities (and the universe) better for everyone, and sharing their time and galactic talents whenever needed to do good things? Help us in our mission to recognize those extraordinary individuals who deserve it the most and expect it the least.

Nomination deadline extended to February 29

The following awards require the completion of a nomination form specific to its award, reference letters outlining how the candidate(s) meets the award criteria and why the candidate is deserving of the honor, supporting documentation, along with the candidate’s bio/resume.

Distinguished Public Service

The award is the highest honor for public service leadership, impact, involvement, and innovation of a Louisiana CPA. The award focuses on community service and not service to the LCPA or profession. Previous Public Service Award recipients review nominations and select each year's award winner. A donation shall be awarded in honor of the award recipient to the charity of his/her choice.

Distinguished Public Service Award Nomination Form
Send the completed PSA form and accompanying materials to Ann Lupo.

Women to Watch

Awards are given in two categories: Experienced Leaders and Emerging Leaders. These awards are selected by the Women’s Initiatives Committee and recognized at LCPA's Annual Meeting and the 2023 Women’s Conference. 

  • Experienced Leaders
    Defined as one who has advanced to a higher level or leadership position within the organization. Titles include, but are not limited to, partner, owner, elected official or appointee, executive, etc. Considerations include:
    - Authorship of articles
    - Major or unique contribution to the profession
    - Public and/or community service
    - Mentoring other professionals*
    - Improvement to the workplace
    *More heavily weighted than other criteria
  • Emerging Leaders
    Defined as a professional who has made significant contributions to the profession and her community, but who has not yet reached the highest levels of advancement. Considerations include:
    - Public and/or community service
    - Demonstration of leadership
    - Contribution to the profession
    - Creation and implementation of unique initiative(s) 
    - Involvement with alma mater or other local colleges and universities

2024 Women to Watch Award Nomination Form
Send the completed W2W form and accompanying materials to Misean Reed. We recommend including a resume and 3-4 letters of recommendation.

The following awards require a nomination letter(s) outlining how the candidate(s) meet the award criteria and why he/she is deserving of the honor, along with the candidate’s bio/resume to Laura Murray.

Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry

This is an award presented to an individual, employed in industry, who has contributed significantly to the growth and success of his/her employer organization and contributed significantly to the growth and enhancement of the profession.

Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education

This is aimed at recognizing outstanding full-time accounting educators, whose professional contributions deserve commendation. Candidates must:

  • Distinguish themselves as an outstanding educator in classroom teaching and accounting,
  • Establish a record of scholarly research and publication in accounting and
  • Demonstrate a record of participation in professional organizations as well as public service activities.

The Departments of Accountancy at Louisiana's colleges and universities will be asked to submit candidates in addition to those received through the Society. Nominations must include a comprehensive resume on the candidate's qualifications and additional evidence presented by colleagues, alumni, students, and other qualified individuals.

Special Recognition

This award is presented to CPAs who have demonstrated outstanding, unselfish service in a special area or field within the CPA profession.

Distinguished Service to the Profession

This award is presented to CPAs who have consistently rendered distinguished service to the Society over a long period of time.

Life Member

This award, subject to board approval, is presented to long-standing CPAs who have serviced the profession in an outstanding way and are in or near retirement.

Honorary Member

Awarded to a non-CPA, non-LCPA member for outstanding service that enhances the field of accounting and the CPA profession.

View a list of LCPA's past award recipients.