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Thomas Huling, CPA, Chosen for American Institute of CPAs Leadership Academy

Huling one of only 38 CPAs selected for prestigious group

Thomas Huling, senior staff CPA, at Thomas, Head & Greisen, PC, has been selected as one of 38 young CPAs to participate in the American Institute of CPAs 7th annual Leadership Academy in Durham, N.C. this fall.

Huling will join an exclusive group of rising stars in the accounting profession to learn strategic planning techniques and develop personal success skills for handling complex management challenges. Leadership Academy participants, all under age 36, will discuss pressing issues facing CPAs and the accounting profession with some of the profession’s most influential leaders, including AICPA Chair Tommye Barie, CPA, CGMA,and Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, the Institute’s president and CEO.

The AICPA selected the 38 attendees of the Leadership Academy from more than 100 candidates recommended by their employers, state CPA societies or both. Candidates submitted resumes which included work history, licensure information, professional volunteer activities, community service, and awards and honors.

The selection process for the 2015 class involved the AICPA reviewing each submission in detail. The submission included a statement provided by the candidate explaining why their participation in the Leadership Academy would be personally important to them.

Huling joined Thomas, Head & Greisen in 2012, where he currently provides tax and consulting to clients. He is a graduate cum laude from the University of Alaska Anchorage earning a bachelor of business administration in accounting. Huling is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Alaska Society of CPAs (AKCPA). He is currently vice chair of the leadership committee for the AKCPA and a 2014 graduate of their inaugural Leadership Academy.

In explaining Thomas, Head & Greisen’s choice to support Huling in this adventure, John Letourneau, President of TH&G, said: “As our CPA firm nears its 50th anniversary of providing service in Alaska we are delighted to have the opportunity to make this investment in exploring what the future might hold.”

The American Institute of CPAs 2015 Leadership Academy will be held in October at the Rizzo Conference Center – Chapel Hill, NC. Additional information is available at AICPA.org/youngcpanetwork.