NASBA’s Executive Leadership features an extensive group of experienced and talented leaders from a wide array of backgrounds. In order to get to know them better, here is a collection of biographies about each of NASBA’s Executive Leaders:

Ken L. Bishop
President and Chief Executive Officer; NASBA Center for the Public Trust, Chief Executive Officer

Ken L. Bishop is the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), a forum for the nation’s 55 U.S. Boards of Accountancy that administer the Uniform CPA Examination and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the U.S. In this role, Bishop heads the association’s operations in its Nashville, TN headquarters, as well as its offices in New York, NY, San Juan, PR, and an international testing and call center in Hagatna, Guam. He also serves as CEO of NASBA’s ethics arm, the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT).

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Colleen K. Conrad, CPA
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Colleen K. Conrad, CPA, serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of NASBA. She is responsible for all operations of NASBA including services related to the CPA Examination, CPA licensing, the National CPA Registry and other services and products, as well as IT and risk management. Conrad also oversees governmental, international and professional relationships.

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Troy A. Walker, CPA
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, NASBA
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT)

Troy A. Walker, CPA, serves as vice president and chief financial officer for NASBA and as chief financial officer and treasurer for the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT). In these roles, Walker has responsibility for the financial activities, reporting, controls and compliance of NASBA and CPT in support of each organization’s mission.

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Alfonzo Alexander, MBA, CPC
Chief Ethics and Diversity Officer
NASBA Center for the Public Trust, President

Alfonzo Alexander serves as chief ethics and diversity officer of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and president of NASBA’s Center for the Public Trust (CPT). As chief ethics and diversity officer, Alexander oversees strategic diversity initiatives and ethics compliance for the organization. He also represents NASBA in diversity and ethics related activities throughout the accounting profession, while facilitating a number of special projects.

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Maria-Lisa Caldwell, Esq.
Chief Legal Officer and Director of Compliance Services

Maria Caldwell, Esq., currently serves as NASBA’s chief legal officer and director of compliance services. In this role, she oversees all legal matters for NASBA, management of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, and various other lines of business including the Accountancy Licensing Library (ALL), Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD), CPE Audit Service, CPE Rules Engine Service, CPA Mobility and CPAVerify).

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Lisa Dampf, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Chief Human Resources Officer

Lisa Dampf serves as chief human resources officer of NASBA. Dampf began her career with NASBA in 1997, when NASBA relocated its headquarters from New York to Tennessee. Throughout her tenure at NASBA, she has worked in a variety of roles including payroll manager, benefits manager and human resources director. She was named CHRO in August 2013.

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Daniel J. Dustin, CPA
Vice President, State Board Relations

Daniel Dustin, CPA, joined NASBA on January 1, 2012, as vice president, state board relations. In this role, Dustin serves as an advocate for State Boards of Accountancy and finds new ways and opportunities to provide support and service to NASBA’s member boards.

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Cheryl Farrar
Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Cheryl Farrar provides vision and manages the global sourcing efforts of NASBA’s information technology outsourcing agreement and other IT related contracts. She also oversees the strategic planning process for NASBA and is a key member of NASBA’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee. Farrar’s previous executive roles include senior vice president of strategic sourcing for Universal Music Group in Los Angeles, CA.

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Thomas G. Kenny
Chief Communications Officer

Thomas G. Kenny serves as NASBA’s chief communications officer. Mr. Kenny joined NASBA in April 1992. During his tenure at NASBA, he has served in various roles throughout the organization. Prior to being named CCO, Mr. Kenny served as communications director. Under his leadership, NASBA successfully launched its Communications & Outreach program, which offers a variety of creative services for State Boards of Accountancy.

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