Lucas Vervynckt Selected for Indiana CPA Society Young Pros Leadership Academy

Kruggel Lawton CPAs, a regional full-service accounting and business advisory firm, is pleased to announce Lucas Vervynckt, CPA, was appointed to a two-year term on the Indiana CPA Society's Young Pros Leadership Academy (YPLA). Lucas is a Senior Staff Accountant in our South Bend office and has been with the firm since 2019.

YPLA is a top-tier leadership development program for CPAs in Indiana. Participants are selected based on applications, interviews and references. They must be an INCPAS member and age 30 or younger. Throughout their term, they attend six leadership development workshops and continue ongoing learning and communications.

Ethan Kirkman, CPA, Senior Staff Accountant in South Bend, also serves on the board and was elected in 2021.

“It’s very rewarding to see two of our up-and-coming leaders be selected to participate in the YPLA," said Bill Heffelfinger, Kruggel Lawton Partner. "We’re excited to see Lucas and Ethan continue to develop their leadership skills, and grow professionally”

"We look forward to collaborating with this group of young members who want to excel as leaders," said INCPAS President & CEO Courtney Kincaid, CAE. "Their participation not only helps them grow professionally, it also helps us identify any emerging barriers or opportunities affecting the CPA profession as a whole."

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