March 13, 2020
Virtual attendance
Theme: Honor the Past and Embrace the Future

The physical meeting has been canceled. This meeting will be held virtually (information will be sent from the Executive Office and your Chapter Advocate). If you have any questions, please email

Chapter Operations Topics:

  • Professional etiquette
  • How to manage board turnover (succession planning)
  • Essential skills (what works and what doesn't)
  • How to keep alumni and members active (social media) / innovative recruiting

Registration is still open for virtual attendance ($60). If you have already registered for the regional meeting, you will receive a refund of the difference. 


Friday, March 13, 2020

Registration Fees

Virtual attendance is $60. If you have already registered for the regional meeting, you will receive a refund of the difference the week following your regional meeting.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made due to the Coronavirus will be refunded. Please contact Beth Fulk for more information.

Friday, March 13

1-1:15PM Opening Remarks

1:15-2PM Keynote Speaker

2-3PM Professional Sessions

3-4PM Professional Sessions

If your chapter has qualified to present, please submit your recorded video (no more than 8 minutes) here. Submissions are due Friday, March 13th by 1PM ET, no exceptions.

If the chapter opts out of the meeting, we will refund their registration fee in full but they will not be eligible for Best Practices.

The following are options to record your Best Practices presentations:

  • Have a single team member deliver the presentation with PowerPoint.
  • Have each team member record their portion separately, then combine the video files.
  • If the students have access to Zoom, create a Zoom meeting and record a presentation that way.

Additional requirements:

  • Videos should be uploaded to YouTube under the submitting BAP chapter's YouTube account or the account of someone participating in the video.
  • The video should be made public or unlisted on YouTube. Do NOT make the video private. 
  • The video MUST be able to be embedded, so that it can be posted to our judges web page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Office.

Firm/Organization Professional Partner
 Becker Professional Education  Michael Brown, Professional Partners Chair-elect
 Gleim Exam Prep  Valerie Wendt, Co-liaison
 Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA)  Rebekah Brown, Co-liaison
 Aprio LLP  Rachel Booth
 Association of Government Accoutants (AGA)  Louise Burnette
 Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)  Lauren Tuite and Margot Cella
 CFA Institute  Merridith Kauten
 Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)  Jodi Ryan
 Protiviti  Katelyn Sypher

Jaclyn T. Badeau, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Jaclyn has worked at Tempur Sealy International, Inc. in Lexington, KY for 8.5 years in a variety of roles; currently, she is the Director of the Global Internal Audit department leading the team in SOX, Compliance, Assurance, and Advisory work across the world. Before joining Tempur Sealy, Jaclyn worked in public accounting for over 6 years serving as an Audit Manager focused on the firm’s audit training, career counseling to various staff, and assisting clients with business enhancement projects across 5 industries.

Building on her love of mentorship, cultivation of high performing teams, and deep understanding of business development needs, Jaclyn obtained her Development Dimensions International (DDI) Facilitator Certification. DDI prepares current and future leaders for challenges of complex, ever changing business environments through various learning and development courses and application. Leadership training participants have commented that Jaclyn “brought practices to reality by injecting real world business scenarios into the classroom” and reflected they “can tell she truly cares about our development.” Jaclyn loves watching people grow in their careers and has had a front row seat to many of her mentees development into Controllers, Directors, Senior Managers, and Leaders within various companies.

Jaclyn is passionate about sharing her expertise and knowledge within and outside of the CPA profession. Her leadership engagements include (current and previous):

  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KYCPA) Educational Foundation President of the Board of Directors
  • KYCPA Board of Directors
  • KYCPA Accounting and Career Opportunities, Women’s Initiative, and Emerging Professionals committees
  • 2007 KYCPA Leadership Academy class (One of 25 selected participants)
  • Member of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)
  • AICPA’s prestigious 2013 Leadership Academy training program (One of a select group of 37 CPA under age 36; the only participant from KY)
  • AICPA Passing Score Panel
  • Central Kentucky Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors Board of Director
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Member
  • Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council Treasurer of the Board of Directors and various committees
  • Living Arts and Science Center President of the Board of Directors and various committees

Jaclyn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Morehead State University. She is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and received 2 awards of excellence from the KYCPA for receiving the highest grade on the FAR and AUD sections of the CPA exam during that exam period. Jaclyn was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni honor from EKU.

Jaclyn resides in Richmond, KY with her husband, Justin, and their lab, Midnite.

Chapter Operations Topic: Professional etiquette

Chapter Operations Topic: How to manage board turnover (succession planning)

Chapter Operations Topic: Essential skills (what works and what doesn't)

Chapter Operations Topic: How to keep alumni and members active (social media) / innovative recruiting

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