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New chairman takes reins at October council meeting.

Jimmy L. Williamson of Alabama is the new chairman of the AICPA Board of Directors. His term, which became effective at the fall governing Council meeting, will expire in Oct. 2007. He previously served a three-year term as a member of the board. Williamson also served on the AICPA governing Council as the elected AICPA Council representative from Alabama.

His involvement with the AICPA included chairing the Grassroots Mobilization Team for the Institute's 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy campaign. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing and capturing the best practices of basic financial planning and working with state CPA societies to facilitate and promote CPA volunteerism in local communities nationwide.

Williamson is a senior partner and stockholder in the Alabama accounting firm of MDA Professional Group, P.C. He specializes in fraud detection and prevention, pension and profit-sharing plans, fringe benefits, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, estate and personal financial planning, and individual and corporate tax planning.

His first "Chair's Corner" column in The CPA Letter appears on page 4. To read his inaugural speech, visit:
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Date:Nov 1, 2006
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