National Registry of CPE Sponsors

National Registry of CPE Sponsors


2024 National Registry Summit - Speakers

Alfonzo Alexander

Alfonzo Alexander HeadshotChief Ethics & Diversity Officer, NASBA

Alfonzo Alexander serves as NASBA’s chief ethics and diversity officer and president of NASBA’s Center for the Public Trust (CPT). In his role as president of CPT, Mr. Alexander oversees the day-to-day operations and the growing number of CPT programs, including the Student Center for the Public Trust, the Ethics Certification program and the Being a Difference Award program, all of which position the organization to accomplish its mission to champion public trust. Prior to joining NASBA in 2006 as a staff director and vice president of the CPT, Mr. Alexander served as regional manager and managing director for the Southeast region of INROADS, Inc., where he led operations and business development in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Before joining INROADS, Mr. Alexander held several leadership positions in operations management and human resources at the Quaker Oats Company. He holds a B.S. degree in business administration with an emphasis on human resources management from Tennessee Technological University, and an M.B.A. degree from Lipscomb University.

Erika Bialek

Erika Bialek Headshot Director, Assurance Learning and Development, EisnerAmper

Erika Bialek is the Director of Assurance Learning and Development at EisnerAmper, with over 20 years of experience in public accounting. Erika is responsible for designing audit curriculum, assessing and responding to assurance knowledge and learning needs, and executing projects to improve the assurance department’s ability to provide an effective, efficient, and compliant audit. Prior to joining the firm Erika was Senior Manager of Learning and Development at a national public accounting firm. During her 14 years there, she built their internal university from the ground up. Most recently, Erika had managed the technical learning and development for 3,600 professionals and her responsibilities included curriculum and content design, delivering training, and CPE sponsorship, to name a few. In addition to developing and designing curriculums, Erika ran continuing education compliance, the learning management system, the mentoring program, and the performance evaluation process. Before that, Erika was an auditor at a Big 4 accounting firm.

Courtney Clark

Courtney Clark HeadshotCourtney Clark is the luckiest unlucky person in the world. After witnessing the terrorist attacks of September 11th from her office just 18 blocks north, she thought she had escaped unscathed. Little did she know the events of 9/11 would cause her to develop cancer just a few years later. Her experiences caused her to become a researcher and author on resilience and adaptability, to help people achieve their goals even when everything changes. Courtney has built two successful businesses and is the author of three books, including her most recent book ReVisionary Thinking. She works with people who want to adapt faster and achieve more,and has spoken worldwide to organizations like Nike, Dell, Google,and Amazon. Courtney’s resilience work has been called “practical,” “powerful,”and “empowering” by industry leaders, and she’s been featured on CNN, CBS, ABC, Forbes, and USA Today. If she wasn’t writing and speaking about resilience, Courtney would have wanted to be a tap dancer. Thankfully for her audiences, she wasn't very good at it.

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath

Dr. Jared Cooney HorvathJared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is a neuroscientist, educator, and author of the best-selling book Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick. He has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 750 schools internationally. Jared has published 6 books, over 50 research articles, and his work has been featured in numerous popular publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Economist, HBR, and PBS’s NOVA. He currently serves as Director of LME Global: a team dedicated to bringing the latest brain and behavioural research to businesses, schools, and organizations.





Dr. Matthew Jensen Hays, Ph.D.

Matt Hays Vice President, Research and Analytics , Amplifire

Matt has over twenty years of experience analyzing and enhancing how people learn and remember. His Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology is from UCLA, where he worked with Drs. Elizabeth and Robert Bjork. He has conducted research on memory and learning and applied those findings to the design of training systems, intelligent tutors, multi-million-dollar simulators, and other educational experiences for civilian and military applications. His published articles have been cited hundreds of times and have been nominated for or won Best Paper awards at several conferences. Matt ensures that Amplifire is constantly improving its ability to accelerate learning and impede forgetting.


Beth Hopkins

Beth Hopkins HeadshotDirector, Ethics & Compliance, PwC

Beth Hopkins is a director at PwC on the Ethics and Compliance team responsible for individual CPE compliance monitoring.  Beth’s career at PwC has spanned 37 years and has included working in audit, Learning & Development functions and Ethics & Compliance CPA licensing and CPE compliance areas.  Beth is a member of the NASBA CPE Standards Working Group and the Joint AICPA and NASBA Committee on CPE Standards and has helped to shape revisions to the CPE Standards for several years.



Ann Lerner

Ann LernerManaging Director, Accounting & Professional Services, Amplifire

Ann is a trusted and passionate leader, joining Amplifire after a decades-long career at Deloitte as a Managing Director. In her tenure with Deloitte, she led client teams driving revenue and relationships at the world’s largest companies. As a Chief of Staff, she led transformational initiatives, operations, and strategy for a $20B organization. She has a passion for leadership development and has created new leadership frameworks, implemented training to shift culture, and facilitated sessions for leaders at all levels at Deloitte University. Ann leads Amplifire’s Accounting and Professional Services vertical, including a recently launched Accounting and Professional Services Alliance.


Almira "Myra" Roldan

Almira "Myra" Roldan Myra Roldan is an AI technologist, TEDx Speaker, and international public speaker. She stands at the forefront of artificial intelligence(AI), pioneering advancements and setting the stage for future innovations. With an illustrious career that began in 2004, Myra swiftly transitioned from nursing into the tech sphere, signaling the start of a remarkable journey. Since 2017, she has dedicated herself to AI development and research, emerging as a leading voice and consultant in the field. Her expertise has not only been recognized by Fortune 500 and 100 companies but also by international bodies such as the United Nations, underscoring her global influence and the trust placed in her insights. Her influence is palpable within the highest echelons of government. Myra has actively participated in discussions with the White House, contributing to the AI Initiative, and has been a consultant in the wake of President Biden's Executive Order on AI. This engagement highlights her pivotal role in shaping policies and practices that ensure the safe, secure, and trustworthy deployment of AI technologies. Myra's authority in the AI domain is further solidified through her published works. With five books to her name, her latest, "Unlocking the Power of AI" (TD Press, January 2024), is a critical resource for understanding AI's potential and application. Her ability to translate complex ideas into engaging, accessible content was also evident in her TEDx Talk on the transformative poser of VR, captivating a global experience.





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