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State Board Report

November 2014

NASBA Nominating Committee Chair Mark P. Harris (LA) and Executive Vice President Emeritus Lorraine P. Sachs presented NASBA’s three annual awards to:

  • Richard Isserman, CPA (NY) – NASBA Distinguished Service Award
  • David A. Vaudt, CPA (IA) – William H. Van Rensselaer Public Service Award
  • Viki A. Windfeldt (NV) – Lorraine P. Sachs Standard of Excellence Award

Having served on the New York Board, Mr. Isserman led NASBA’s Regulatory Response Committee from 2004-13 and currently chairs the NASBA Audit Committee. In accepting the Distinguished Service Award, Mr. Isserman recalled that Dan Dustin (formerly the New York Board’s executive director and currently NASBA’s Vice President – State Board Relations) had been the one who had invited him to become a member of the New York Board about 15 years ago. “I have worked with two great NASBA presidents, many chairs and Board members and staff, and many members of the Boards of Accountancy and staff. It has been a great run for me,” he stated.

Mr. Vaudt, NASBA Chair 2003-04, left the Iowa Board when he became the state’s auditor in 2002. He is currently chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He told the Annual Meeting audience: “When we band together we can do so much more. The need for NASBA’s work could not be more clear. Protecting the public is vital and the Boards’ role is critical.”

Ms. Windfeldt, who has been with the Nevada State Board of Accountancy since 1995, has streamlined the Board’s processes, reduced overall office expenses, instituted website and software development and launched on-line access and reporting on all programs. Ms. Windfeldt stated: “I have to thank my Board – none of the service to NASBA could have been done without their allowing me to participate. It has benefited the Board itself for letting me be involved in NASBA.”

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