WSCPA Annual Meeting 2022 WEBCAST

Thursday, June 9 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT

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Join your professional colleagues for the WSCPA Annual Meeting! Meet the incoming board members and earn an hour of CPE. Let’s imagine the future of the profession during the CPE portion of the program, which will feature TED-style presentations on creating more equitable workplaces, building your hybrid workforce, and accounting pipeline challenges and successes:

  • Sweating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace | Over the past couple of years, there has been a significant increase in attention on efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our workplaces. The question is whether attention and activity have translated into progress. During this talk, TEDx speaker and culture strategist James Whitfield will illuminate the key elements required for practical, meaningful success in advancing DEI in the workplace.
  • Work Isn’t a Place You Go | The workplace may never be the same. Maybe that’s not a such a bad thing after all. The pivot from 100 percent office to hybrid work isn’t seamless, but leaders who learn to make the most of it stand to gain flexibility, increased productivity, and agility. During this talk, human resources expert and Reverb consultant Marty Fisher will address the most difficult questions: What does a successful hybrid model even look like? What’s the best way to implement a hybrid work model? How much flexibility should we allow our employees and teams?
  • Accounting Pipeline Challenges and Successes | Is your organization struggling to find staff? If so, you are not alone. It is a tough hiring market right now, and the Great Resignation is not helping firms either. College enrollment in accounting programs is down nationwide, so there are fewer CPA candidates. What does this mean for the accounting profession? It means we need to work together. During this talk, WSCPA President & CEO Kimberly Scott and Director of Membership Monette Anderson will take a closer to look at trends and successes here in Washington.

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Creating more equitable workplaces, building your hybrid workforce, and accounting pipeline challenges and successes.



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CPAs and others who are members of the WSCPA and are interested in the future of the profession.


The CPE hour of the program will feature 3 TED-style presentations encompassing thought leadership on key topics affecting the CPA profession.





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Leader Bios

James Whitfield

James employs a decidedly multi-disciplinary approach resulting from broad-based experience as an executive in business, non-profit, and government, including having been appointed by the White House to oversee the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In his dual role as the Regional Director for the Pacific Northwest and a Deputy in the Office of the Secretary, he split his time between Seattle and D.C and managing staff across the nation.

James has also held positions on numerous local, statewide, and national boards of directors – including the founding board for Leadership Eastside where he subsequently served as CEO for approximately ten years and helped develop a Masters Degree in Executive and Civic Leadership.

James has studied health care policy at Harvard; is the author of the hospital patient guide, “Just What the Patient Ordered”; and is co-founder of Nourishing Networks, a local all-volunteer anti-hunger movement. He has received numerous accolades for his public speaking, training, and civic engagement work.

James has been married to his wife and business partner, Kristen Whitfield, since 1992. They have two adult children together who are their undisputed pride and joy.

James and Kristen are currently co-authoring a book about the Be Culture framework and process.

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Kimberly Scott

Kimberly Scott, CAE, is the WSCPA President & CEO since 2017. She joined the WSCPA in 2000 and has served in various senior leadership roles throughout the organization. From 2009 to 2022, she also served as executive director of the Washington CPA Foundation. While holding the role as WSCPA’s vice president of government and member relations, she led the organization’s advocacy efforts with the successful drafting and passage of multiple bills through the Washington State legislature, including a bill that brought $3.3 million to the Washington CPA Foundation. The Foundation now provides over $500,000 in accounting scholarships each year.

She holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. She is a graduate of Leadership Eastside’s Adaptive Leadership and Executive Insight programs. She also earned her certificate in DEI in the Workplace from the University of South Florida. Kimberly is an active volunteer and has served on many boards, including Chair of the Human Services Commission in her city, Leadership Eastside Board, WSAE Board, ACAP board, and others. She currently serves as the Board Chair for HomewardPet, a no kill pet shelter. She also serves on the AICPAs Women’s Initiatives Executive committee, and the WSAEs DEI Task Force.

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Marty Fisher

Marty Fisher has more than 25 years of high-impact, human resources success with some of the best-known brands in the world: Starbucks, Abercrombie & Fitch, T-Mobile, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Flextronics. Starting his career as a high school English and Journalism teacher and sports coach, Marty brings practical human resources experience in non-profit, retail, hospitality, finance, local government, and technology.

Marty originally is from Brooklyn, NY and has lived in the Seattle area since 1997. As a former teacher and newspaper reporter, he’s learned to love asking questions like, “If we shouldn’t eat at night, why is there a light in the refrigerator?” The discussions that follow always are interesting!

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Monette Anderson

Monette Anderson, CAE, is the Director of Membership for the Washington Society of CPAs. She graduated from San Diego State University and has over 15 years of experience managing programs for non-profit organizations, including PBS and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Monette managed the WSCPA’s accounting careers program for 6 years, before stepping into her current role. Monette also works with the WA CPA Foundation administering over $500,000 in scholarships a year, and a grant program focusing on pipeline diversity for the profession. She has served on boards and volunteer roles supporting both diversity and the accounting profession. In her personal life she enjoys cooking and documenting her family’s daily life and travels through photography.

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