"As a member of Beta Alpha Psi, I have had many opportunities to develop professionally and personally. As the President of my chapter, my mission has been to create a more inclusive environment while improving the quality of development opportunities. With an involved international student membership at our chapter, I have been able to share my experiences and help them transition through the organization."
"My name is Dave Pearson, and I am the co-faculty advisor for the Nu Iota Chapter at Washington University in St. Louis. I have been a member of Beta Alpha Psi for a little over 60 years, including serving as the President of the Beta Alpha Chapter at Indiana University in 1959-60. That experience enabled me to develop my leadership, communications, teamwork, and project management skills, all of which have been invaluable during my careers at Arthur Young/EY and subsequently for the last two decades in the academic world and my part-time work for the Public Oversight Board, and then the PCAOB for the last almost 16 years. Also, during my years at IU, I met many individuals, both speakers at our professional events and fellow members, with whom I maintained contact for many years, and in some instances, served with on profession-wide boards and committees. I hope you find your membership in BAP as rewarding as I have."
WSCPA values our fellow membership organization for their key contributions and commitment to the accounting and finance professions. From community service projects and hours that aid their communities through initiatives like VITA, partner volunteer days, student peer tutoring, or financial education they demonstrate their commitment to advancing students, building networks and serving the community. All of these demonstrate the professionalism and inherent traits we see in our CPA community. Thanks for building the next generation of professional leadership!
Washington Society of CPAs