On March 19, 2012, the Nominating Committee of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Inc. (NASBA) selected Carlos E. Johnson, Ed.D, CPA, former president and member of the Oklahoma Board of Accountancy, as their candidate for NASBA vice chair, 2012-13. If elected by NASBA’s membership at the Annual Business Meeting on October 30, Johnson will serve as vice chair for one year and then accede to chair of NASBA for 2013-14.

Mr. Johnson is a director-at-large on the NASBA Board of Directors and serves on numerous committees, including UAA (Chair), State Board Relevance and Legislative Support Initiatives. From 2006-2009, Johnson served as NASBA’s Southwest regional director, beginning his service as director-at-large in 2009.

Among his numerous contributions to the accounting profession, Johnson led the completion of the “Firm Name” Exposure Draft and its adoption by the boards of directors of bothNASBA and the AICPA resulting in the Sixth Edition of the UAA. In addition, he led the adoption of a new rule to the UAA providing that the SAS 70 service, bifurcated as an attestation service, continue as a covered service subject to board of accountancy jurisdiction.

Mr. Johnson has more than 40 years of experience specializing in the practice of financial institutions, higher education, government, not-for-profit and retail accounting. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from East Central University and Master of Science and Doctorate degrees from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Johnson is a retired partner of KPMG and a former partner with the firm of Lisle, Compton, Cole and Almen in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma which merged into the firm of BKD and Horne & Company of Ada, Oklahoma.

Currently, Mr. Johnson is of counsel to Eide Bailly LLP, CPAs, Oklahoma City, and is self-employed as a management consultant. He and his wife Pam have three children and six grandchildren.

Carlos E. Johnson’s dedication to protection of the public, strong background in accountancy regulation and keen professional skills will help further NASBA’s mission to enhance the effectiveness of state boards of accountancy in the years to come.


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