'04 Trisha Cavanaugh Spader named one of 2011's "Women to Watch"

'04 Trisha Cavanaugh Spader named one of 2011's "Women to Watch"

Newman University (1998-Present)

Our congratulations to Trisha Cavanaugh Spader, CPA, who has been named one of the 2011 "Women to Watch" award winners in the Emerging Leaders category by the Kansas Society of CPAs in conjunction with the American Institute of CPAs.

Trisha is a shareholder of McFarren & Magnifico, CPAs, PA. She graduated with a bachelor of business administration in accounting, marketing and management from Newman University in 2004. She is active in many professional activities, as well as community activities. Trisha was a member of the inaugural "20 up to 40" class of the KSCPA. Her work in the class helped her get involved in the AICPA. In 2010, she was accepted into the AICPA's Leadership Academy. She is the chair of the KSCPA Young Professional Committee and is a committee member on the AICPA Young CPA Committee. Trisha looks forward to the future of the profession at the hands of young professionals. 

"I already see many young CPAs active on committees and Board of Directors for both the KSCPA and AICPA," Spader said. "I think the KSCPA's '20 up to 40' program and the AICPA's Leadership Academy has given us the opportunity to get involved early in our careers." 

Trisha will accept the award on September 16, 2011 at the "Women to Watch" luncheon to be held at the Hilton Airport, Wichita.  Greg Anton, CPA, Vice Chair of the AICPA, the premier membership organization for CPAs with membership over 350,000, will present awards to the winners.    Awards are given in two categories, Experienced Leaders & Emerging Leaders. An experienced leader is defined as a KSCPA / AICPA member who is in a higher level or leadership position within her organization, such as partner, owner, member, executive, elected official or appointee, etc.  An emerging leader is defined as a KSCPA / AICPA member who is not yet in her highest level of advancement; however, she makes contributions to the profession and her community. 

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