The California Society of CPAs has announced that Denise LeDuc Froemming will be its next President and CEO, effective October 18, 2021.
Froemming will succeed Rich Simitian, who had been interim CEO since March, when former company chief Anthony Pugliese took over as head of the Institute of Internal Auditors. She will also be President and CEO of the CalCPA Education Foundation.
CPA, Froemming was until recently CEO of the Institute of Real Estate Management, which had over 20,000 individual members and over 550 member firms. CalCPA is one of the largest state-owned CPA corporations, with over 45,000 members in 14 chapters.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to join CalCPA at such an important time for the profession, including the CPA Evolution project, the upcoming development of sustainability standards and other trends that positively impact the value that CPAs are bringing it to the market, ”Froemming said in a statement. . “As a CPA myself, I can understand the changes our members are facing and will focus on delivering resources and programs that help CPAs take advantage of opportunities and overcome challenges. “
“Denise brings deep community leadership to CalCPA and a fresh perspective on the real estate and healthcare industries. She will play a pivotal role in guiding our organization as we innovate, develop and nurture the CPA profession in California, ”CalCPA President Christie Simons said in a statement.
Fromemming has spent over two decades working with membership and industry organizations; prior to joining IREM, she held leadership positions at the American Health Information Management Association and the College of American Pathologists.
She holds a BA from Marquette University and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. In addition to being a CPA, she holds the title of Certified Association Executive.