Gary Bolinger, CAE
President and CEO
Indiana CPA Society

Bolinger began his career with the Indiana CPA Society in 1984 as the field activities director and recently celebrated 30 years with the organization. In 1989, he completed the curriculum in association management through the Institutes for Organization Management, and served as chair of the board of Regents of the University of Notre Dame Institute in 1995.  He served as a member of the Institutes for Organization Management National Board of Trustees (chair 1996-97), Indiana Society of Association Executives Long Range Planning and Finance committees (1995-98), and ISAE Board of Directors (2004-08, president 2007).

He is a Certified Association Executive and has made numerous presentations at INCPAS events and accounting related business organizations, and has also consulted with state and national associations. In 2015, he was named one of
Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. In 2014, he received the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest distinction an Indiana governor can present. In 2009, he was named AccountingWEB's Outstanding CPA Association Employee of the Year. In 2001, he was named Association Executive of the year by the Indiana Society of Association Executives. In 1998, he received the Indiana CPA Society Chairman’s Award.

Jess Halverson Bowyer
CPA Center of Excellence®

As strategist for the CPA Center of Excellence®, Halverson brings her design and journalism background to creating innovation solutions that lead CPAs and professional service providers to develop their best selves through competency-based learning and collaboration. With 10 years of experience in multimedia and communications, Halverson evaluates sources then crafts information in a creative, engaging way.

She has won several awards, including recently being named the 2015 Rising STAR from the Indiana Society of Association Executives.

Jeff Lathrop, CPA
Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC

Lathrop has been a member at Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC since 2004. He previously served as an audit senior at Ernst & Young and and audit/intern staff at Arthur Andersen. 
He received the Ball State University Department of Accounting Emerging Leader Award in 2011, and the Indiana CPA Society’s Emerging Leader Award in 2008.

Joe Maslott
Simulation Technical Manager

Maslott has been the simulation technical manager for the AICPA since 2006, where he develops simulations for the Uniform CPA Examination.  He previously served as an accountant at E*TRADE Financial and AT&T and as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC.

Denny Mellon, CPA
Managing Shareholder
Girardot, Strauch & Co.

Mellon joined Girardot, Strach & Co. in 1985 and became a shareholder in 1988.  His specialty areas include audit, farm taxation, peer review, small business consulting and business succession planning.

He has been actively involved in the Indiana CPA Society, serving in many capacities.  He has been the chairman of the Board, member of the Executive Committee, chairman of the Peer Review Committee, chairman of the Ag Business Committee and a member of the Leadership Cabinet. He has also been actively involved with the AICPA on their Joint Trial Board and as a Council Member.

Pam Rouse, CPA
Instructor of Accounting
Butler University College of Business

Rouse has been an Instructor of Accounting at the Butler University College of Business since 1996. Courses taught include: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and the Freshman Business Experience in the undergraduate program. She has also taught Financial and Managerial Accounting in the MBA program.

Services provided to the university include serving as Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising; Deans Advisory Committee; AOL Assessment Team leader for the Accounting Core courses; New Student Registration Committee; Butler Business Scholar Selection Committee; Faculty Advisor for Campus Crusade for Christ; and Commencement Marshall for the College of Business. She was also a member of the Curriculum Development Team and had a critical role in creating and implementing the Freshman Business Experience, which was the linchpin course for the College of Business Real Life Real Business experiential learning curriculum. She taught this course from 2002-2008 and was the Course Coordinator from 2007-2008.

She has presented at numerous research conferences, including the American Accounting Association National meetings and at the European Accounting Association Annual meeting.

Prior to Butler, she held various positions for The Dow Chemical Company including Controller for the Food Care Division of DowBrands and Manager of Financial Reporting and Controllership for DowElanco (Eli Lilly and Dow Chemical Agro-science Joint Venture).

Anita Sherman, CPA, CGMA
Managing Partner
Greenwalt CPAs

Sherman joined Greenwalt CPAs in 1985, where she was the former director of audit and assurance services and in 2011 was named managing partner. Prior, she served as an accountant at Fowler Suttles.

She was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Practitioners by
CPA Magazine, Women of Influence by IBJ and Five Star Wealth Manager – Business Planning by Indianapolis Monthly magazine. She also received the Distinguished Service and Outstanding CPA in Public Practice awards from the Indiana CPA Society, Public Service Award from the AICPA and Alumni Honor Award from Manchester University.

Marc Tomlinson
Senior Manager – Data Analytics
Deloitte & Touche

Tomlinson is a senior manager – data analytics at Deloitte & Touche, where he has worked since 2000.

Thomas Weirich, CPA, Ph.D.

Weirich has public accounting experience with international and local firms. He has served on the Editorial Advisory Board to the
Journal of Accountancy, American Accounting Association's Education Committee and SEC Liaision Committee. He has served on the AICPA's Pre-Certification Executive Education Committee, Technical Standards Subcommittee - Ethics, and Auditing Subcommittee and Content Committee related to the CPA Exam. He has served as an expert witness for the SEC and other cases, as well as served as mayor of the City of Mt. Pleasant.

He is the former chair of the School of Accounting at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has served on special assignment as the Academic Accounting Fellow to the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. He completed a Faculty in Residence position with a major accounting firm in their Business Fraud and Investigative Services Division, was a member of the Technical Working Group for Education in Fraud and Forensic Accounting that created the "Model Curriculum in Forensic Accounting," and as a consultant to the Public Oversight Board's Panel on Audit Effectiveness.

He has received the national Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, School of 
Accounting/Beta Alpha Psi's Outstanding Teacher Award, Ameritech/SBC Teaching Award, the College of Business Dean's Teaching Award, the Michigan Association of Governing Boards' Distinguished Faculty Award and the Michigan Association of CPAs' Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award.

His current focus on innovation in the classroom is data analytics and critical thinking skills. Dr. Weirich is the lead co-author of "Accounting & Auditing Research: Tools and Strategies (8th Edition 2014), used by universities and CPA firms and corporations for staff training purposes. He also has incorporated multimedia cases into the classroom and developed a "Forensic Accounting & Fraud Investigation" course which includes guest speakers from the FBI, IRS, corporations, accounting firms, U.S. Attorney and state police crime lab.