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State Board Report

April 2017

Janice L. Gray, CPA (OK) was selected on March 29 as the Nominating Committee’s candidate for NASBA Vice Chair 2017-2018, to stand for election at the October Annual Business Meeting. If elected Vice Chair by the member State Boards of Accountancy, Ms. Gray will automatically accede to NASBA Chair 2018-2019. Currently NASBA Secretary, Director-at-Large and Chair of the Ethics Committee, Ms. Gray previously served as Chair of the Compliance Assurance Committee and Southwest Regional Director. She was a member of the Oklahoma Accountancy Board for ten years, including two terms as Board Chair. In 2001 she was inducted into the Oklahoma Accounting Hall of Fame. Ms. Gray is the managing member of Gray, Blodgett and Company, PLLC, in Norman, Oklahoma.

Election of the NASBA officers will be held at the Annual Business Meeting on October 31, 2017 in New York City. Nominating Committee Chair Donny Burkett (SC) has requested that all qualified State Board members interested in serving on the 2017-2018 Board of Directors submit a letter of interest and biographical information to by May 31, 2017. Nominations for any elected Board position, including the office of Vice Chair, may also be made by at least five Boards if filed with NASBA Chair Telford Lodden (IA) at least 10 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting. No nominations from the floor will be recognized.

State Boards from the Great Lakes, Mountain, Northeast and Southwest Regions are asked to submit their nominations for their Nominating Committee representatives by May 31, 2017 for Mountain and Southwest and June 14 for Great Lakes and Northeast. These nominations with bios and resumes should be sent to This year, for the first time, at both NASBA Regional Meetings there will be receptions held for individuals interested in serving on the NASBA Board of Directors.”

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