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Fletcher One of Only 38 CPAs Selected for Prestigious Group
 Kathryn Fletcher
ATLANTA, June 27, 2013 — Draffin & Tucker, LLP is pleased to announce that manager Kathryn Fletcher has been selected as one of 38 young CPAs to participate in the American Institute of CPAs 5th annual Leadership Academy in Durham, N.C. from Sept. 29 – Oct. 3.

“Being selected for the AICPA’s Leadership Academy means being part of an elite group of the best and brightest young minds in the accounting profession,” said Caturano. “These young CPAs are poised to make a positive impact in the profession, and the training they will receive will serve them well as they take the next steps in their careers.”

The AICPA selected the 38 attendees of the Leadership Academy from more than 120 candidates recommended by their employers, state CPA societies or both. Candidates submitted resumes which included work history, licensure information, professional volunteer activities, community service, and awards and honors.

Fletcher will join an exclusive group of rising stars in the accounting profession to learn leadership theory and strategic planning techniques while developing tools for handling complex management challenges. Leadership Academy participants, all under age 36, will discuss pressing issues facing CPAs and the accounting profession with some of the profession’s most influential leaders, including AICPA Chairman Richard Caturano, CPA, CGMA, and Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, the Institute’s president and CEO.

Fletcher is a quality control manager in Draffin & Tucker’s Atlanta office and assists the firm with accounting and auditing research, attest engagement reviews, training and development of firm personnel, and monitoring the firm's quality control policies. She is one of 42 professionals selected for the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2014 and is the 2013-2014 President-Elect of the Junior League of Gwinnett & North Fulton Counties. Fletcher received her Bachelor of Science from Brewton-Parker College and is currently working on her MBA from Kennesaw State University.


Draffin & Tucker, LLP is a full-service accounting firm widely recognized as a leader in the healthcare industry, with an additional focus on the construction, manufacturing, real estate and governmental industries.  Celebrating more than 60 years of quality client service, the firm provides auditing, income tax and consulting services to clients across multiple states, primarily the Southeast.  Draffin & Tucker, LLP is led by 13 partners and approximately 60 professional staff, with office locations in Albany, Ga., and Atlanta, Ga.  More information about the firm can be found at

Article submitted by Poston Communications, LLC., Atlanta, Georgia


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June 27, 2013 11:25 AM