Illinois CPA Society Honors Vincent Villinski and Richard Ziegler With Lifetime Achievement Awards.CHICAGO, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois CPA (Computer Press Association, Landing, NJ) An earlier membership organization founded in 1983 that promoted excellence in computer journalism. Its annual awards honored outstanding examples in print, broadcast and electronic media. The CPA disbanded in 2000. Society recently honored two outstanding professionals for their service and leadership to the Certified Public Accountant Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
An accountant who has met certain standards, including experience, age, and licensing, and passed exams in a particular state. (CPA) profession. Vincent Villinski, CPA, MBA and Richard E. Ziegler, CPA, MBA, PhD, were presented with the Society's Lifetime Achievement Award at its State of the Profession Leadership Luncheon held on May 9, 2005 at the Standard Club in Chicago.
Vincent Villinski has recently served as Chairman, Treasurer and a member of the Illinois CPA Society's Board of Directors. He is president-elect of the Illinois CPA Society's Endowment Board and is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's Governing Council.
He has served as Chief Financial Officer of Spectrum Global Fund Administration since May 2000. Spectrum provides accounting and outsourcing services to the growing hedge fund industry. Prior to joining Spectrum, he was an Assurance and Business Advisory Services partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He spent 35 years in the Chicago office as a Financial Services Industry Specialist focusing on capital markets and investment services areas. Villinski was heavily involved with the accounting for and auditing of security broker/dealers, futures commission merchants, investment advisers, hedge funds, and private and publicly held commodity pools. His work within the industry has resulted in extensive regulatory experience with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal regulatory agency for futures trading, was established by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 1389; 7 U.S.C.A. 4a), approved October 23, 1974. .
Villinski received his BBA degree from Loyola University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has spoken on controls and risk management related to financial instruments including futures contracts, options, and other derivatives and has been a frequent speaker at the Kent College Commodity Law Institute on accounting and regulatory issues related to securities, futures and options. He is a member of the Financial Management Division of the Securities Industry Association. Additionally, he is a Governing Board member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1891 by Theodore Thomas, who conducted it until his death in 1905. Orchestra Hall was built for it in 1904 with funds raised by public subscription; the hall is now part of Symphony Center, which was completed in 1997. , and long-standing member of the Ravinia Festival Annual Fund and the St. Viator High School St. Viator High School is a Catholic co-educational secondary school in Arlington Heights, Illinois. It serves the mid- and outer-northwest suburbs of Chicago and has an enrollment of about a thousand students. History
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Richard Ziegler has served on various committees within the Illinois CPA Society including the Sunset Legislation Task Force, the 150-hour Education Requirement Task Force, the CPA Examination Task Force, and served several terms as Chair of the Educator-Practitioner Committee.
Currently, he is a member of the Society's Outstanding Educator Award Task Force. In l990, he became a member of the Illinois Committee on Accountancy and served a three-year term as Chair. Subsequently, he became a member of the Illinois Board of Examiners. In l990, he became a member of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, where he served a term as Midwest Regional Director and also as a member of various committees, including service on an advisory working group to the newly-organized Independence Standards Board, the Ethics Committee, and an extended term on the By-Laws Committee until the year 2000. In l994, he was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by the editors of Accounting Today. He is also a member of the American Accounting Association, where he has served on various committees, including a term as Chair of the Professional Examinations Committee and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Ziegler is Associate Professor Emeritus of the Department of Accountancy of the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Early years: 1867-1880
The Morrill Act of 1862 granted each state in the United States a portion of land on which to establish a major public state university, one which could teach agriculture, mechanic arts, and military training, "without excluding other scientific , where he has been a faculty member since l972. In the College, he is a past recipient of the Emerson Cammack Outstanding Service to Undergraduates Award, the Commerce Alumni Association Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (received twice), the St. Louis Accounting Alumni Association Teaching Award, the UIUC campus TRIO/EOP Recognition Award from the Office of Minority Students, and the Illinois CPA Society's Educator of the Year Award.
As a member of the College of Business Faculty, he served for many years as faculty advisor to the campus chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, Beta Alpha Psi BAΨ (Beta Alpha Psi) is an honorary organization for accounting, finance and information systems students and professionals. Its primary objective is to encourage and recognize academic and professional excellence in the financial information field. , and the Project Discovery Accounting Society. He also served as faculty advisor to other professional and fraternal student organizations. For a number of years he was a member of the Board and subsequently Chair and President of the Illini Media Company, the independent student media company of the University of Illinois University of Illinois may refer to:
Ziegler has served as a Board member at the University YMCA, the McKinley Foundation, and the Marilyn Pleader and Vernon K. Zimmerman Charitable Foundation, for all of which he has served terms as Treasurer. He also served as a board member, vice chair, and treasurer of the C-U Day Care Center (now the Marilyn Queller Center), an agency that was supported by the Community United Way.
Ziegler received a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary Noun 1. William and Mary - joint monarchs of England; William III and Mary II in l960, an MBA from Columbia University in l966, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. Also known as The University of North Carolina, Carolina, North Carolina, or simply UNC in l973. Prior to beginning an academic career, he worked on the audit staff of Price Waterhouse from l960- 67, with a leave for six months of active duty military service in l961 and later to attend graduate school in l965-66.
"We are extremely appreciative of both Vince and Dick's contributions and years of service to the CPA profession. Their dedication is an example for future Society leaders, and we are proud to honor them with this award," said Elaine Weiss, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of the Illinois CPA Society.
About the Illinois CPA Society
The Illinois CPA Society, founded in 1903, is the fourth largest state CPA society in the nation, with more than 22,000 members. It is the only professional organization that represents CPAs in Illinois. During its over 100 years of existence, the Society has advanced the highest ethical and financial standards of the profession, and has been a leader in educating the public on financial issues.
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