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AAA appoints new CEO:
Dr. Yvonne Hinson

The American Accounting Association (AAA) announced today that Yvonne Hinson, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective September 8, 2020. Dr. Hinson will be responsible for leading the organization at a pivotal time in its history of more than a century.

Dr. Hinson states, "I am both honored and humbled to join the American Accounting Association as the CEO. AAA has played various roles in my life since I was a child. The opportunity to be able to give back to the AAA, and my accounting colleagues and friends, in this way is an exciting new adventure for me. AAA has always been there for me in my professional career, so I look forward to becoming a part of the AAA family in this new role."

Yvonne replaces Dr. Tracey Sutherland, who is retiring as Executive Director of the AAA after more than 23 years of dedicated service. The Board has asked Tracey, and CIO Julie Smith David, to continue in project and advisory roles until January 15, 2021, as Yvonne assumes her new role.

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AAA Statement on Racism and Equity

In the wake of the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others, we acknowledge the pain and suffering resulting from these events. As leaders of the American Accounting Association, we stand in solidarity with the victims of police brutality, their families, friends, and all those opposed to racism, violence, and inequality.

We acknowledge that these events are not isolated. They are examples of a larger system of social, economic, and academic injustice that marginalizes and dehumanizes individuals based solely on the color of their skin.

We pledge to renew our commitment to affirming collaboration, inclusiveness, trust, and mutual respect to elevate the voices of those who are silenced in our community, and to stand together to encourage and affect change and bring equity to the experience of Black/African-Americans, Latinx/Hispanic-Americans, Native Americans, and all people of color in the academy, the larger profession of accounting, and across our nation and world.

On behalf of the American Accounting Association

Terry Shevlin, President
Elaine Mauldin, President-Elect
Marc Rubin, Past-President
Bob Allen, President-Elect Elect

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The American Accounting Association is the premier community of accountants in academia. Founded in 1916, we have a rich and reputable history built on leading-edge research and publications. The diversity of our membership creates a fertile environment for collaboration and innovation. Collectively, we shape the future of accounting through teaching, research and a powerful network, ensuring our position as thought leaders in accounting.

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Upcoming Meetings

We understand how much members value the opportunity to meet together – and the difficulties they and their campuses are experiencing in the wake of the pandemic. We are continuing to monitor the situation to determine when it may be possible to return to in-person meetings – and to develop virtual capabilities to support your work in the meantime. We will keep you updated as things unfold.

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As Thought Leaders in Accounting, the American Accounting Association and its members are engaged with practice and participation discussions of national concern.
The AAA’s strategic plan emphasizes our vision of Thought Leadership. We accomplish this through our research, education, and input on accounting policies and standard setting.

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