Rookie of the Year

RoY

The AAM Rookie of the year recognizes an up-and-comer in the accounting marketing profession with two or fewer years of experience in the industry. To be considered for the award, an AAM member must be nominated by an AAM member, their firms or anyone in the industry. Self-nominations are also accepted. Selected by the AAM Hall of Fame, the Rookie is honored at AAM’s annual summit.

 

Requirements for the award have been modified since inception. Currently, they are as follows:

 

What are the requirements?

  • In the accounting marketing field, for less than two years
  • Fewer than five years of work experience prior to entering accounting marketing
  • A current AAM member

 

What are the judging criteria?

  • Major impact made on firm
  • Measurable ROI from activities
  • Involvement in firm
  • Interaction with partners
  • Involvement within AAM (and/or the accounting industry)
  • Involvement within local marketplace

 

Past Rookie of the Year Winners

(and the firm they were with at the time of winning)

 

2016: Katie Butler, Weinstein Spira, Houston

2016: Ian McManis, Barnes Dennig, Cincinnati, OH

2015: Veronica Rodriguez Malloy, PDR CPAs, Clearwater, FL

2014: Lexi McWiggins, Postlethwaite & Netterville, Metairie, LA

2013: Joseph Schwarz, Matson & Isom, Chico, CA

2012: Kari Reynolds, MGO, Newport Beach, CA

2011: Emily Burns, Freed Maxick & Battaglia, CPAs, PC, Buffalo, NY

2010: Leslie Leach, Armanino McKenna, San Ramon, CA

2009: Stacy Soefer, Gainer, Donnelly & Desroches, LLP, Houston

2008: Ben Plantan, JH Cohn LLP, New York

2007: Lee Peretz, JH Cohn LLP, New York

2006: Eric Majchrzak, Freed Maxick & Battaglia, CPAs, PC, Buffalo, NY

2005: Rene Stranghoner, Weaver LLP, Fort Worth, TX