Message from Larry Crumbley
President, Gender Issue Worklife Balance

Each of you are starting a new semester, and I know we are all very busy. But the backbone of a strong voluntary group such as the Gender Issues and Worklife Balance section is a healthy leadership and a strong committee system. Please devote some thought and time to our GIWB section. Our new officers are listed elsewhere in the webpage. I would like to populate four committees to help grow our section. I still need volunteers. We especially need to revise our Bylaws, and hopefully we shall have a vote of these changes this year or early next year. Below I list the members of these four committees:


  1. Stanley Kratchman, Chairperson, retired TAMU

  2. Larry Crumbley, LSU

  3. Bambi Hora, Central Oklahoma University

  4. Murphy Smith, Murray State University

  5. Margaret Tanner, Arkansas-Fort Smith

Strategic Planning

  1. Royce D. Burnett, Chairperson, SIU

  2. Paul Ashcroft, MSU

  3. Amelia Baldwin, Arkansas-Fort Smith

  4. Cathy Duffy, Carthage

  5. Susanne O’Callaghan, Pace


  1. Wayne Bremser, Chairperson, Villanova

  2. Cynthia P. Guthrie, Bucknell

  3. Holly Rudolph, Murray State

  4. Paul F. Williams, North Carolina

  1. Marsha M. Huber, Chairperson, Youngstown

  2. Don Ariail, Kennesaw State

  3. Laurie Burney, Baylor

  4. Natalie Churyl, Northern Illinois

I wish to thank the past 2014-2015 officers, especially Margaret Tanner, our past president. We need, of course, to work on our membership. At $15, our dues are among the lowest of all sections. Please encourage your colleagues and practitioners to join our section. The papers in Chicago were excellent, and the breakfast meetings are always interesting. Each of you can make our section one of the best.

Dr. D. Larry Crumbley, CPA, CFF, Cr. FA, MAFF
GWIB Section President, 2015-2016
Louisiana State University

President's Letter

Andrew McLelland

Dear fellow GNP colleagues,

It is an honor for me to serve as the 2015-2016 President of the Government and Nonprofit (GNP) Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA). Seventeen years ago, I presented my first governmental research paper at the annual meeting in New Orleans. I was a really nervous Texas A&M University Ph.D. student, and the members all made me feel welcome.

They also provided valuable feedback on the paper and encouraged me to get involved with the section. When I attend conferences today, I still feel this way. Not only do we have the friendliest section in the AAA, I feel it is the most important area of accounting research. I believe we have the greatest ability to influence governmental and nonprofit practices with our collective research and expertise.

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