February 21-22, 2020
Louisville, KY 
Theme: Honor the Past and Embrace the Future

Welcome to the Southeast Regional Beta Alpha Psi meeting for 2020! The host chapters Western Kentucky University and The University of Alabama are excited to gather in the home of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville, KY for this year’s meeting! We invite you to optimize your Beta Alpha Psi experience with intriguing professional workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with like-minded students and professionals. We cannot wait to see you all in February!

The Best Practices competition sponsored by Deloitte is an excellent way to display and develop your professional skills. The deadline to submit these abstracts is Friday, January 24, 2020 by 4 PM CST

For chapters who wish to present in Chapter Operations: Chapter Operations Abstract Form. The due date is Friday, January 17, 2020.

Chapter Operations Topics:

  • Technology - how are you using technology in your chapter?
  • Innovation - what are you doing new or different in your chapter?
  • Service - how are you serving your community?
  • Wild card - what do you want to share about your chapter?

We look forward to seeing you there!


Friday, February 21 - Saturday, February 22, 2020

Registration Fees

 $110  Early Bird Registration Rate until Thursday, January 23, 2020
 $125  Regular Registration Rate from Friday, January 24 - Thursday, February 6, 2020 
 $175   Late Registration Rate after February 7 / Onsite Registration Rate 

Cancellation policy: Cancellations made prior to February 6, 2020, will be refunded. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows will not be refunded. If you encounter an emergency, please contact Keri Cross and the request will be forwarded to the Executive Director for refund approval.

Friday, February 21

11:00am - 5:00pmRegistration Desk Open
1:00pm - 1:30pmOpening Session
1:30pm - 2:15pmPlenary Session
2:15pm - 2:30pmRefreshment Break
2:30pm - 3:30pmLeadership Activity
2:30pm - 3:30pmFaculty Advisor Round Table
3:40pm - 4:40pmProfessional Sessions/Alumni Sessions
4:45pm - 5:45pmProfessional Sessions/Alumni Sessions
6:00pmOptional Friday Night Activity


Saturday, February 22

 7:30am - 8:30am Attendee Breakfast
 7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast for Chapter Presidents, Faculty Advisors, Chapter Advocate, BAP Board, Professional Partners
 7:30am - 2:00pm Registration Desk Open
 8:30am - 10:30am Best Practices Presentations
 10:30am - 11:00am Refreshment Break
 11:00am - 12:00pm Chapter Operations Presentations
 12:00pm - 1:30pm Attendee Lunch and Closing Session
 1:30pm Conference Adjourns
 1:30pm - 1:45pm Professional Partners to Provide Feedback to Best Practice Winners

Meeting Hotel and Accomodations:

Omni Louisville Hotel
400 S 2nd St
Louisville, KY 40202


Double/King Standard- $175.00 single/double/triple/quad (Plus applicable tax)

Reservations: Click here

**To receive the group rate, please indicate that you are part of the 2020 Beta Alpha Psi Southeast Regional Meeting. The hotel cut-off is January 23, 2020.

Omni Louisville Hotel Website


The current overnight rate for parking is $32 plus tax per vehicle, per night. 

Firm/Organization Professional Partner
 Fifth Third Bank  Nick Milazzo, Past Professional Partners Chair, Co-liaison 
 EY  Paige Sacks, Co-liaison
 Association of Government Accountants (AGA)  Bobby Derrick
 CFA Institute  Merridith Kauten
 Deloitte LLP  Jeremy Carrine
 Gleim Exam Prep  Valerie Wendt
 The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)  Nicole Huie
 PwC  Carly Williams
 Roger CPA UWorld  Toni Williams

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.

It is believed that cranes symbolize happiness, eternal youth and good fortune. This year, we are inviting every BAP student to fold an origami paper crane, and include a message of encouragement. Paper cranes from every region will be collected and distributed to younger students during the BAP International Day of Literacy at the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Private Reception at the Ali Center in downtown Louisville

  • What: A private reception and tour of the Ali Center. Dinner will be provided and the opportunity to network with other students and professionals should not be missed!
  • When: Friday, February 21, 2020 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Transportation will not be provided, however, the Ali Center is 3/4 of a mile from the hotel. 
  • Where: The Ali Center is located on 144 N. Sixth Street, Louisville, KY 40202. The facility seeks to “inspire young adults to pursue greatness in their own lives, communities, and countries” and a visit is a great opportunity to look into the heart of a champion. Exhibits will be open during our event. You can check them out here.
  • Format: The facility will be reserved for Beta Alpha Psi and exhibits will be open. Food and beverages will be provided in the center. 
  • Professional Hours: Each Beta Alpha Psi member attending will receive 1 professional hour for chapter reporting purposes.
  • Cost: The cost is $15 per person attending and may be paid on CVENT during registration. This fee includes admission to the Ali Center, food, and beverages. The event is being sponsored by the Beta Alpha Psi chapters at the University of Alabama and Western Kentucky University.


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