Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Accounting Today Names Lana Kupferschmid as Top 100 Most Influential People in 2012

MINEOLA, NEW YORK  – September 20, 2012 – Lana Kupferschmid, President of the National Conference CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP), has been named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People” by Accounting Today.  Lana Kupferschmid, President of NCCPAP since November 2011, has been a strong voice, educator and advocate into Congress and the IRS on critical issues affecting CPAs nation wide.

“This honor is an indication that Lana Kupferschmid is as well respected throughout our profession by her peers and colleagues here at NCCPAP,” said Edward Caine, incoming president. “We congratulate her for being recognized as an influential accounting leader of 2012 in the United States.”

“To be recognized alongside many influential leaders within the profession and the President of the United States, is a great honor and very humbling.   This profession is very complex.  Accountants face ever-changing tax laws, technology, accounting and auditing standards.   For me, to have the opportunity to be an effective change-agent in this profession is truly amazing.  To be recognize for that effort, is quite an honor,” states Kupferschmid.

Mrs. Kupferschmid runs her own accounting practice in Fort Myers, Fl.  She was employed by Haskin & Sells, CPA, USV Pharmaceutical and eventually became the Vice President/Controller for Matrix Corporation in Orangeburg, NY.  She has played an active role in NCCPAP since 1989.  She and Aaron, her husband of 41 years, have twin daughters and enjoy visiting with their four grandchildren living in Colorado.  They are both active in their community and enjoy bicycle riding, and traveling in their motor home.