BAP Professional Partner Representative:
Ayesha Hawkins, Ed.D, Student and School Engagement

BAP Professional Partner Association/State Society: Texas Society of CPAs

About the Texas Society of CPAs:

The Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA) is a professional society representing Texas CPAs and finance professionals. Founded in 1915, the society empowers members to lead and succeed by promoting professional excellence, advocating on behalf of CPAs, and supporting a sense of community and connection among its members. With 20 local chapters and 28,000 members, TXCPA has one of the largest memberships of any CPA society in the U.S.

Benefits to Becoming a Member of the Texas Society of CPAs:

  • Membership includes membership in one of 20 local chapters with networking events and service opportunities
  • Scholarship opportunities 
  • Leadership training 
  • CPA Exam prep courses discounts
  • TXCPA Career Center and access to internship postings
  • TXCPA Exchange, members-only online forum and searchable member directory
  • Practice Ready program from Thomson Reuters to get students ready for the workplace
  • Member communications

How to Become a Member/Student Member of the Texas Society of CPAs:

Students are invited to join for free. Criteria and a secure online application can be found by clicking Become a Member at

About Ayesha Hawkins:

Ayesha Hawkins joined TXCPA in August 2021 and oversees Student and School Engagement. In this role, Ayesha supports accounting majors and programs across the state. She visits colleges, universities, and high schools. She also manages faculty and student ambassadors, promotes scholarships, programs, and events for accounting students.

Prior to TXCPA, Ayesha worked for over 20 years in higher education and education adjacent fields. She has enjoyed working with college students in a variety of capacities as they prepare to become successful professionals. Ayesha completed her educational pursuits with an earned doctorate from Texas Tech University in Higher Education Administration. 





Representative Contact Information:

Texas Society of CPAs
14651 Dallas Parkway, Suite 700
Dallas, Texas 75254

Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

MACPA’s purpose is leading our profession, Maryland first, in transforming the world and making a positive impact. We seek to Connect, Protect and help the CPA-led profession Achieve success. With this in mind, we partner with BAP, it’s leadership, students, educators and fellow professional partners, because we believe in the power of collaboration and the importance of community. BAP students are our future leaders and together our future is brighter and stronger.

Rebekah Brown, CPA
Maryland Association of CPAs