Amy (Stroka) Swartzfager from Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti, & Company, LLP
Selected to Attend AICPA’s 2020 Leadership Academy
Amy M. (Stroka) Swartzfager, CPA, MBA was one of only 30 CPAs
honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the
Leadership Academy’s 12th graduating class. Mrs. Swartzfager was
selected based on her exceptional leadership skills and professional
experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which will be
held October 5-8.
Amy is a 2009 graduate of Keuka College with a Bachelor of Science
in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. She earned her
Master of Business Administration from Gannon University in 2011, has
been a Certified Public Accountant since May of 2016, and received the
2017 PICPA Young Leader award. Presently, Amy is a Manager at Maloney,
Reed, Scarpitti, & Company, LLP in Erie, PA.
The AICPA Leadership Academy was designed to strengthen and expand
the leadership skills of promising young professionals while they
network with a peer group of talented and motivated CPAs. The Leadership
Academy features career-development workshops and sessions with some of
the accounting profession’s most prominent influencers, including
Tracey Golden, CPA, CGMA, chairman of the American Institute of CPAs and
Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, American Institute of CPAs president and
CEO, Association of Certified Professional Accountants CEO.
Participants were selected from public accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry, academia, and consulting firms.
The 2020 Leadership Academy attendees were recommended by their
employers, state CPA societies and/or volunteer organizations.
Candidates submitted resumes and a statement explaining how
participating in the Leadership Academy would impact them personally and
professionally. They also wrote an essay on the topic “The future will
bring significant changes to the accounting profession. What do leaders
have to get right in order to successfully lead?”. To date, more than
385 CPAs have participated in the AICPA Leadership Academy, many of whom
have gone on to take on leadership positions in their firms,
businesses, and volunteer organizations.
For more information about the AICPA Leadership Academy, visit AICPA.org/Leadership.