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2022 National Registry Summit - Guest 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.

Dan Dustin

Dan Dustin HeadshotVice President, State Board Relations

Daniel Dustin, CPA, joined NASBA on January 1, 2012, as vice president, state board relations. In this role, Dustin serves as an advocate for State Boards of Accountancy and finds new ways and opportunities to provide support and service to NASBA’s member boards. Prior to joining NASBA, Dustin served as executive secretary of the New York State Board for Public Accountancy, an appointment that was made in 1998 by the New York State Board of Regents. As executive secretary, Dustin was responsible for professional licensing, practice and conduct, including professional discipline of Certified Public Accountants and Public Accountants in New York. A key point person in the regulatory process, Dustin monitored the evolution of professional practice at national and state levels, and developed and drafted proposed legislation and amendments to New York State accountancy rules and regulations. The 2010 recipient of NASBA’s prestigious Lorraine P. Sachs Standard of Excellence Award for distinction in accountancy regulation and public protection, Dustin is former chair of NASBA’s CPA Examination and Administration Committee, Accountancy Licensee Database Task Force and Executive Directors Committee. He also served as a member of the AICPA’s Peer Review Task Force and Board of Examiners, including having chaired the BOE’s Operations Committee. Dustin earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Clarkson University, and became a licensed CPA in 1988.

Matt Havens

Matt Havens HeadshotGenerational Expert, Keynote Speaker

Matt Havens is not your typical speaker. His uncanny ability to provide real-world solutions in a relatable and humorous way have made him one of the quickest up-and-coming speakers in the industry.
Matt’s signature style began in corporate America, where by 25 he pitched the C-suite boardroom of a Fortune 25 company on his plan to lead enterprise-wide transformations to capitalize on the “Millennial” opportunities present in the marketplace and the workforce. Matt’s work soon caught fire, and he began speaking to audiences all over the country, subsequently catapulting up the corporate ladder and leading teams in areas as diverse as marketing, sales, and customer retention. Matt has been at the forefront of driving massively scaled change efforts, started new sales departments, and ran contact centers in 5 different U.S. locations. In short, his approach is baked in reality instead of hyperbole.
Matt now brings his simple yet profound solutions to companies, associations, and small businesses across North America. His stated mission is to put perspective into action – both professionally and personally – by unpacking our true motivations, and specifically how our answers relate to the meaningful relationships and connections we create. The versatility of his experience and expertise is why he’s frequently called upon to address a variety of topics ranging from generational differences, leadership, culture, communication, sales and building successful teams.

Cindy Huggett

Cindy Huggett HeadshotDigital Learning Expert, Keynote Speaker

Cindy Huggett, CPTD, has vast experience in digital working environments: She’s the author of several books on virtual training, including Virtual Training Tools and Templates and The Virtual Training Guidebook. She helps leaders present themselves well online, coaches training professionals to increase their effectiveness, and designs training solutions to meet business needs. She facilitates, designs, writes, and speaks on topics related to leadership, learning, and technology.

Cindy earned her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and is a past member of ATD’s global Board of Directors. Her newest book, The Facilitator’s Guide to Immersive, Blended and Hybrid Learning will be released by ATD Press in late 2022.

Michael Kravshik

Michael Kravshik headshot CPA, CA, HBA, MA – Founder and CEO, LumiQ

Michael Kravshik is the founder and CEO of LumiQ, a podcasting platform that provides CPAs with verified professional development through engaging conversations with business leaders. LumiQ has created a ‘master-class’ of professional development by marrying interesting content with a modern, mobile app experience. Guests on the platform include the founder of Blackberry, inventor of Amazon Alexa, the CFOs of Yelp, Yahoo!, Shopify, and more. Prior to founding LumiQ, Michael began his entrepreneurial career as the CFO/COO of wearable technology startup GestureLogic. Michael graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business and began his career in audit at Ernst and Young, earning his CPA designation, before moving into risk management consulting at Protiviti. Michael also completed an MA in International Affairs specializing in counter-terrorism, while working at Scotiabank in that capacity.  

John Pytel

John Pytel HeadshotCofounder and CEO, Conferences i/o

John Pytel cofounder and CEO of Conferences i/o -- an award-winning Audience Response System. John graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and after a brief stint with The Nielsen Company, left to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. John is leading Conferences i/o with the mission of building The Best Audience Engagement Tool on the planet and the company was recently named one of Chicago's Top 5 Coolest Startups by The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.

 

 

Elizabeth Wolfe

Elizabeth Wolfe HeadshotRegulatory Counsel, NASBA

Elizabeth Wolfe, Esq., is counsel of regulatory affairs at NASBA. Her practice areas focus on regulatory law and legislative policy as it pertains to the accounting profession. Ms. Wolfe enjoys assisting NASBA’s many different internal departments with legal advice as well as externally supporting the efforts of NASBA’s member boards. She currently serves as the staff liaison for the Enforcement Resources Committee. In addition to her regulatory law practice, Ms. Wolfe oversees the efforts of the ADA Team as it pertains to Testing Accommodations for the CPA Exam. Prior to joining NASBA, Ms. Wolfe was assistant general counsel at the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance in the Regulatory Boards Division. There, she provided legal advice regarding state licensure, Federal Anti-Trust law, the Tennessee Open Records Act, and the Tennessee Open Meetings Act. Ms. Wolfe graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee where she double majored in art history and political science. She attended law school at Belmont University College of Law where she served as vice president of the Student Bar Association. She is an active member of the Nashville Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division, and the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division. Ms. Wolfe volunteers her time with the Belmont Law Inn of Court where she mentors first year law students and with the Nashville chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Ms. Wolfe was named one of Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30 in 2018 for her professional achievements and community involvement.

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