On Wednesday, May 3, NASBA’s Nominating Committee met to select its candidate for vice chair, 2023-2024. We are pleased to announce Maria E. Caldwell, CPA, of Miami, Florida, as the Committee’s nominee.
Maria’s involvement with NASBA began in 2014 with her appointment to NASBA’s Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Committee. During her time on the Committee, members were tasked with presenting a comprehensive revision to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) in collaboration with the AICPA. Since that time, she has served in a variety of leadership capacities within NASBA.
Maria is a former Southeast regional director of NASBA and currently serves as treasurer and director-at-large on the NASBA Board of Directors. Her appointment to the Board holds great significance, as she is the first Hispanic woman to serve on the NASBA Board.
“I was excited to learn of Maria’s interest in the vice chair role, and I am even more excited to learn that she has been selected as NASBA’s 2023-24 vice chair nominee. As the first Hispanic woman to serve on the NASBA Board of Directors, we look forward to her continued Board leadership and contributions in support of NASBA’s mission,” shared NASBA President and CEO Ken L. Bishop.
Maria’s volunteer service on NASBA committees is extensive as she has chaired and been a member of several committees including NASBA’s Audit Committee, Diversity Committee, Administration & Finance Committee, Enforcement Resources Committee, and Strategic Task Force. In addition to her NASBA service, Maria served on the Florida Board of Accountancy for 12 years, with two terms as chair. She continues to serve on the Board’s Probable Cause Panel and Education Committee as a former Board member.
Over the years, Maria has forged strong relationships with NASBA volunteers and staff, as well as other regulators. Having migrated to the United States from Cuba at the age of 13, she holds great admiration for the U.S. Government and recognizes the need for steadfast support of State Boards of Accountancy as they strive to regulate and maintain the relevance of the accounting profession while protecting the investing public.
“I am honored to be selected for the role of NASBA vice chair (2023-24). I am committed to NASBA’s mission in supporting Boards of Accountancy and will lend my leadership experience and strategic mindset to help drive NASBA’s initiatives forward,” shared Maria E. Caldwell.
A graduate of Florida Atlantic University, Maria is an audit managing director at Deloitte & Touche, where she has worked for 30 years. In her role with Deloitte, she has audited a variety of organizations, from small private entities to large multinational companies.
Please join us in congratulating Maria E. Caldwell, CPA, on her selection as NASBA’s 2023-2024 vice chair nominee.
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