Celebrating ‘Women to Watch’ Award Nominees and Winners Who Support Others in Excellence!

FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE: October 10, 2019  

Awards Luncheon

Colleagues, family and friends came together to celebrate an all-star community of accounting athletes on Friday, October 4 at the Kansas Society of CPA’s Awards Luncheon at the Grand Street Café in Lenexa. 

Before announcing the winners of the 2019 'Women to Watch' (W2W) Awards from the KSCPA, in partnership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), all nominees were given gifts and tokens of our gratitude for their inspirational leadership: 

  • Jackie Reynolds, CPA, Partner, Vice President at McAuley & Crandall, PA
  • Alyssa Sharp, CPA, QSR Senior CPA Accountant at Mize Houser & Co., P.A.
  • Becky Shaw, CPA, Tax Manager at Berberich Trahan & Co., P.A.
  • Amber Goering, CPA, CGMA, Shareholder at Goering & Granatino, P.A.
  • Michele Hammann, CPA, CVA, Chief Strategy Officer and Shareholder of SS&C Solutions, Inc. and Vice President of Summers, Spencer & Company, PA
  • Janet Houchen, CPA, Managing Member at Pro 31 Tax & Accounting LLC
  • Laura Lehmer, CPA, Partner at Regier Carr & Monroe, LLP, CPAs
  • Angela Malley, CPA, CGMA, Vice President and Trust Officer at The Trust Company of Kansas 

 Emerging Leader Nominees

Emerging Leader Nominees
(Left to right: Becky Shaw, CPA, Jackie Reynolds, CPA, and Alyssa Sharp, CPA)

Experienced Leader Nominees 

Experienced Leader Nominees
(Left to right: Michele Hammann, CPA, CVA and Janet Houchen, CPA)

After nominees were called forward to be recognized for their professional accomplishments, leadership, and community involvement, the winners of the ‘Women to Watch’ Emerging Female Leader and Experienced Female Leader awards were announced by KSCPA President & CEO, Natasha Schamberger, CPA. Congratulations to this year’s winners! 

Becky Shaw

Becky Shaw, CPA
Emerging Leader Award Winner
Tax Manager at Berberich Trahan & Co., P.A.
Topeka, Kansas
Graduate of Washburn University

 Michele Hammann

Michele Hammann, CPA, CVA
Experienced Leader Award Winner
Chief Strategy Officer and Shareholder of SS&C Solutions, Inc. and Vice President of Summers, Spencer & Company, PA.
Lawrence, Kansas
Graduate of The University of Kansas (BSBA and MAC AIS) 

They are inspirational leaders.
They make the accounting profession brighter!
They embody the CPA designation through their virtue, wisdom, and drive. 

The Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants is a 2,700+ member, voluntary association dedicated to supporting and developing its members while promoting the accounting profession. Learn more by visiting www.kscpa.org.

Celebrating ‘Women to Watch’ Award Nominees and Winners Who Support Others in Excellence!

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