Welcome — A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Dear TLC Section Members:
Did you enjoy the Annual Meeting in Anaheim as much as I did? One of the highlights of the meeting for me was attending the TLC Section's Annual WOW Event. Those who attended were treated to a wonderful buffet dinner and an enjoyable and educational evening. The "Accounting with the Angels" program included perspectives on sports accounting and finance from Molly Jolly, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration for the Angels and Todd Refnes, KPMG Audit. Their presentations were followed by a lively question and answer period and a beautiful evening of baseball between the Texas Rangers v. Anaheim Angels. Thanks to KPMG for their generous sponsorship! I also wish to thank Cathleen Burns for her leadership in organizing the event.
Other highlights of the annual meeting included the TLC Breakfast. Professor Gail Hoover King did an outstanding presentation on ways to get involved with AAA and TLC. Congratulations to TLC Section Past-President Bob Allen who was presented with TLC's Hall of Honor Award sponsored by KPMG. Also, congratulations to Janel Bloch, Pete Brewer, and David Stout for their paper "Responding to the Leadership Needs of the Accounting Profession: A Module for Developing a Leadership Mindset in Accounting Students" which received the TLC Outstanding Research Award sponsored by the Ernst & Young Foundation.
I feel very fortunate to work with so many outstanding volunteers in the TLC Section. I am grateful to our team of executive officers. We all owe much thanks and appreciation to outgoing officers: Natalie Churyk (Northern Illinois University) as Treasurer, Sherry Mills (New Mexico State University) as Secretary, and Bette Kozlowski (KPMG) as Vice President-Practice. I also want to express appreciation to our newly elected Treasurer Bambi Hora (University of Central Oklahoma), Secretary Tim Naddy (Shorter University), and Vice President-Practice John DeMelis (EY) and TLC's ongoing Vice President-Academic Gail Hoover King (Purdue University-Calumet).
This coming spring you will be asked for your input for future TLC officers by TLC's Nominating Committee chaired by Dale L. Flesher (University of Mississippi) and comprised of Robert D. Allen (University of Utah), Marsha Huber (Youngstown State University), Charlene Spiceland (University of Memphis), John P. Walker (CUNY-Queens), and Jane Weiss (University of Idaho). Begin thinking about submitting your name or nominating another TLC member to facilitate the nominating committee's task of building the best possible ballot that consists of two or more members running for each office. This coming year elections will be for four members of the nominating committee and Vice President-Academic.
This fall I am looking forward to attending several regional meetings. TLC enjoys playing an ongoing part of these meetings by not only hosting an ice cream afternoon break at each meeting but sponsoring regional best teaching paper awards through the generous funding of the EY Foundation. So think about submitting a paper to your regional meeting's TLC peer review process for consideration. Or, volunteer to be a peer reviewer, our TLC regional representatives need your help.
Coming up this year TLC will be expanding its offering of online webinars on a variety of topics. If you have a webinar idea or want to present one, let Tracie Nobles email@example.com) know. Remember you can earn CPE credit by attending these live webinars and answering the polling questions. These webinars will also be archived by AAA for viewing at a later time.
Plan now to attend the Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA in August 2014. We will be holding our Annual TLC Breakfast on the morning of Monday, August 4th. The TLC Section will also be hosting the Annual WOW Event. We are in the planning stages for a SUSTAINABILITY of an event, complete with fun, food and beverage, CPE, and transportation. It will be affordable once again due to the generous sponsorship of KPMG. The WOW Event will be held on the evening of Tuesday, August 5th during the AAA Annual Meeting. As in prior years, both the Breakfast and the WOW Event will be ticketed events. Watch for details as you sign up for the Annual Meeting. Cathy Scott (Navarro College) and David DeBoskey (San Diego State University) are heading up TLC's annual program committee for 2014. Help them out by submitting papers, serving as a paper reviewer, or by submitting great TLC panel ideas. Cathy can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and David at email@example.com.
Thanks so much for all you do to support the activities of the TLC Section! I look forward to seeing many of you this fall at Regional Meetings.
TLC Section President