I don’t get it. I didn’t make Accounting Today’s top 100 most influential people a-g-a-i-n. I mean, they don’t appear to think that my stay home tax practice or my quirky blog posts are influential enough to name. But I guess I should have been tipped off when I wasn’t contacted to supply a cute pic or provide a snappy bio.
*Heavy sigh* I guess there is always next year….
This year’s list includes many predictable faces. It also includes some fun new ones. Some of which I include in my list of Facebook friends.
Michelle Golden of Golden Practices makes this year’s list. Yeah Michelle. Michelle is the lady you want to know if you are looking for some social networking techniques that will benefit your CPA firm.
Geni Greer Whitehouse also makes the list – Geni is an expert in accounting technology and shares this with her accounting clients through her consulting services.
Other influential women listed are:
- Teresa Mackintosh, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Workflow & Service solutions, Americas – Professional, Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. (Good job, but might I suggest that you think about shortening up that title – what a mouthful!)
- Krista McMasters, CEO Clifton, Gunderson
- Gale Crosley, Present of Crosley &+Co.
- Cindy Fornelli, Executive director, Center for Audit Quality
- Rita Keller, President Keller Advisors
- Judy O’Dell, Chair FASB Private Companies Financial Reporting Committee
- Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate IRS
- Rebecca Ryan, Founder Next Generation Consulting
- Mary Schapiro, Chair SEC
- Sue Swenson, President, and CEO Sage North America
- Jennifer Warawa, Senior director of partner programs Sage North America
- Sandra Wiley, Partner, senior consultant and COO, Boomer Consulting
- Jennifer Wilson Co-founder and owner, Convergence Coaching
My personal congratulations to all the professionals who made this year’s list.
On another note – Dear Geni – I screwed up.
Geni Greer Whitehouse provided me a copy of her fabulous book How to Make a Boring Subject Interesting so I could post an interview on my blog. To date I haven’t sent her any questions – this does not speak well for my follow through skills. Which really are good – I swear – or I wouldn’t have the client base that I have?
Regardless, I owe Geni an apology so let’s make it public –
I want to send you my sincere apologies for failing to send you the list of questions for the interview. You may notice that I have ordered another copy of your book. This is because the initial copy that you so gracefully sent was “barrowed” by a client. It was apparently so helpful that I never saw it again. I will get those questions over to you. I found your book to be quite helpful. It played a key role in helping me to win a best speaker ribbon.
So there it is my lame excuse. If there was any good to come from my failure, it was what I learned 1) never lend out a book before I’m done with it, 2) don’t forgot – branding is important but consider the time investment and follow through necessary to pull off your strategy.