Wednesday, September 24th, 2008


You might think that being named to “some” list really isn’t a big deal and the people who “make it” actually accept it with mild acknowledgement. For this lady, that could not be farther from the truth.

When I learned that I was named to the 2008 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today, my ladylike reaction was Waa Hoo!

This is my 4th consecutive year and the thrill, anticipation and feeling of great humility and appreciation is stronger now than it was the first time.

I strive to live-up to Bill Carlino’s (editor) words – “wield a sphere of influence,” “capturing the CPA revolution,” and “spear-heading the professions journey into brave new worlds.” I hope that my clients feel pressure from me and are benefitting from my persistence!

I accept this great honor on behalf of many.

First, being the Association for Accounting Administration with nearly 1,000 members. That is quite a power base in the CPA profession and the ranks are steadily growing. AAA is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and I owe much of my success to the members in this association who have facilitated my growth over the last 25 years.

Second, I am proud to represent the thousands of people who attend my presentations each year and read this BLOG to learn about my message of everyday ways to cope with the massive change that is taking place in the CPA profession.

Third, I accept this honor on behalf of those people at Brady Ware (“my” firm for 30 years) who have mentored me, challenged me and enabled me to spread my wings and fly.

I now soar into a widening universe of full time focus on helping firms prepare for CHANGE as I direct my energies, full-time, on CPA management consulting as Keller Advisors, LLC.
The launch of Keller Advisors is October 1st. Keep checking back to this Blog to read about, what I am calling, the “Keller Chronicles – Adventures for CPA firm leaders.”

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

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