May 16, 2016 — The Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS) honored the state's top CPAs at its annual CPA Celebration on May 13. Each year INCPAS recognizes CPAs who have served their profession and/or communities in an outstanding manner. The contributions these professionals make reflect positively on the individuals as well as the CPA profession.
EMERGING LEADERS AWARD
This award recognizes up-and-coming leaders who have already demonstrated initiative in the profession and made significant contributions to the overall success of his/her employer. Senior Tax Manager Patrick R. Lee, CPA, (pictured) was one of five individuals to receive this award. Patrick has quickly established himself as a trusted leader at Kruggel Lawton since joining the firm's Elkhart office in 2011. He is committed to developing strong, meaningful relationships with his clients. Patrick is recognized by his coworkers for exhibiting the admirable characteristics of a CPA: integrity, honesty, professionalism, service and a compassion for others. In 2015, he was selected as part of an internal "Frontier Team," charged with leading the firm's strategic planning process. Patrick’s ideas and professional commitment to the firm and his colleagues have added significant value to their planning process.
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE CPA EXAM
Also recognized at the event were individuals who successfully completed all parts of the CPA exam in the past year. Kruggel Lawton team members included Josh Brown, Courtney Comer and Jordan Hesters.