The New York State Society of CPAs has announced that CEO and Executive Director Joanne S. Barry has informed the NYSSCPA Board of Directors that she will retire at the end of NYSSCPA’s fiscal year in May 2022.
Barry has been CEO and Executive Director since January 2010 and has worked for NYSSCPA for 40 years. Barry has also served as Executive Director of the Foundation for Accounting Education, the Moynihan Scholarship Fund, and Treasurer of the CPA Political Action Committee, in addition to serving on several local and national accounting boards. Barry has also been regularly featured on Accounting today‘s Top 100 Most Influential People in Public Accountancy listing.
“My journey with our organization has been incredible as I have witnessed the transformation of the profession over the decades,” Barry said in a statement. “I have had the privilege of working with so many CPAs who are passionate about their profession. Together, we have built a powerful and respected organization in New York City.
“[Barry’s] the leadership of the Company has provided the model for our continued success, ”said former NYSSCPA President and current CPA PAC President Scott Adair in a statement. “Joanne’s ability to ensure that our voice is heard at all levels has truly strengthened our reputation as a ‘trusted professional’. Whether Joanne was speaking to an individual member at a branch meeting, elected officials from Albany, other Crown corporations, or the AICPA, she showed care and a genuine desire to ‘learn and help as our society could.
The NYSSCPA board said it would begin its search for a new executive director, with details to be announced soon. Barry will work with the newly elected leaders of people and society until May 31, 2022.