Past AICPA chair, accounting leader Bill Ezzell dies

Written on May 03, 2018

Bill_EzzellBill Ezzell, a leader in the accounting profession and chair elect of the North Carolina Association of CPAs, died April 28 after a short illness.

During his 37-year career Ezzell served as President of the Board of Trustees of the AICPA Foundation and was one of the original six members of the Pathways Commission. In 2009, he was awarded AICPA’s highest service recognition, the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service, and in 2011 the American Accounting Association recognized him with the Outstanding Service Award.

Ezzell retired from Deloitte LLP in 2012, but never stopped serving said OSCPA Executive Board Chair Sandra Richtermeyer, CPA, PhD., CMA.

“Bill made so many wonderful contributions to the profession,” Richtermeyer said. “He was very supportive of American Accounting Association-Accounting Programs Leadership Group, and I always enjoyed seeing him at those meetings.

“He was the type of leader who connected with people, and he was very sincere in his desire to help educators,” she said. “As an educator myself, I appreciated how supportive he was of advancing the profession in that area and supporting the future of accounting.”

OSCPA President and CEO Scott Wiley, CAE, said the Society will make a contribution in memory of Ezzell’s leadership to the NCACPA Foundation.

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  1. Bob Fay | May 03, 2018
    Very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. A national leader of the CPA community who always worked well with Ohio CPAs in his leadership roles with the AICPA.  He had great knowledge, a great friend, a sad day.

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