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CPA Ontario awards prestigious Fellow designation to 69 professional accountants

Fellows represent the immense diversity and range of skills required by today’s professional accountants

Toronto (November 14, 2017) – The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) is pleased to announce that 69 of the province’s leading professional accountants will be awarded the profession’s highest mark of distinction, the Fellows (FCPA) designation. These business leaders are masters of navigating an ever-changing business landscape, and have an impressive track record of serving their organizations, communities and the profession.

This year’s FCPAs have been selected from a world-class pool of experience, skills and expertise across the profession.

“Becoming a Fellow is the profession’s highest mark of distinction, but this is not just about awarding a prestigious designation. Each Fellow embodies the unique value proposition offered by professional accountants - navigating an ever-changing business environment, while holding the designation’s high standards of professional excellence and integrity,” said Carol Wilding, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of CPA Ontario. “They are demonstrated leaders who have made significant contributions to their communities and advanced the profession. They truly reflect the immense diversity and range of skills required by today’s CPAs.”

The 2017 Fellows span sectors and industries, demonstrating the breadth and depth of the profession. They include executives from some of Canada’s private, public and non-profit organizations, alongside entrepreneurs, academics, and leaders of some of Canada’s best-loved brands. The 2017 cohort has market-leading experience in fields ranging from audit, tax and reporting standards to banking, insurance, aviation, retail, tourism, telecommunications, technology and education, among others.

“Professional accountants are uniquely positioned to serve as trusted collaborative business leaders, having both the financial expertise and ethical fortitude to interpret, challenge and transform,” said Alan Mak, FCPA, FCA, Chair of CPA Ontario’s Council. “Fellows of the profession are those who fully embody these attributes, and have contributed their expertise both throughout their careers and in their communities.”

This year’s Fellows will be honoured at a presentation ceremony and dinner on December 5, in Toronto. The names of the 69 new FCPAs are listed alphabetically below:

  1. Marie C. Allison, MD Life Insurance Company and MD Financial Management Inc., Ottawa
  2. Tony J. Ancimer, Deloitte LLP, Toronto
  3. Upkar S. Arora, Purpose Capital Limited, Toronto
  4. Marie R.J. Belanger, Tourism Toronto, Toronto
  5. Brian J. Bentz, Alectra Inc., Mississauga
  6. Isabella Bertani, RSM Canada LLP, Toronto
  7. Susan G. Bishop, EY, Toronto
  8. Joseph D.R. Blais, Collins Barrow SNT LLP, Sudbury
  9. Eddy R.A. Burello, MNP LLP, Toronto
  10. Armand P. Capisciolto, BDO Canada LLP, Sault Ste. Marie
  11. Luigi V. Celli, Grant Thornton LLP, Hamilton
  12. Min Hua Grace Chow, Cadesky and Associates LLP, Toronto
  13. Domenico P. Cisterna, Deloitte LLP, Toronto
  14. Erin B. Crowe, ProSlide Technology Inc., Ottawa
  15. Janet E. Currie, Collins Barrow SGB LLP, Collingwood
  16. John Doma, Bateman MacKay LLP, Burlington
  17. Michelle T. Faysal, Generation Capital Limited, Ilderton
  18. Mark A. Feigenbaum, Mark Feigenbaum Accounting/Law, Thornhill
  19. William G. Fenton (retired) International Air Transport Association and Institute of Corporate Directors, Ottawa
  20. Edward Fink, Miller Bernstein LLP, Toronto
  21. Douglas D. French, Telus Corporation, Vancouver
  22. Kerry D. Gerber (retired) PwC Canada, Shakespeare
  23. John Ian Giffen, Independent Corporate Director, Toronto
  24. Richard N. Ginsberg, Deloitte LLP, Toronto
  25. Kevin A. Glass, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto
  26. Ross A. Hamilton, Cohen, Hamilton Steger & Co. Inc., Toronto
  27. Jason M. Harris, BDO Canada LLP, Sarnia
  28. Jay T. Harris, Harris & Partners, Markham
  29. Kenneth M. Hartwick, Ontario Power Generation, Toronto
  30. Heather J. Kaine, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto
  31. Gary S. Katz, Logan Katz LLP, Ottawa
  32. Pascale Lapointe-Antunes, Brock University, St. Catharines
  33. Bruce J. Leboff, Gluskin Sheff + Associates, Toronto
  34. Catherine A. Logue, Stanton Chase, Toronto
  35. Bonnie Lysyk, Office of the Auditor General of Ontario, Toronto
  36. Kerrie D. MacPherson, EY, New York
  37. Massimo Marinelli, EY, Toronto
  38. Susan J. McMillan, The Salvation Army, Toronto
  39. Janet Mrenica, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Gatineau
  40. Alice A. Murphy (retired), Wahta Mohawks, North York
  41. Stacey J. Nagle, Deloitte LLP, Toronto
  42. Sanjay Nirula, Gera & Nirula, Vaughan
  43. Lois L. Norris, InvestorCOM Inc., Brantford
  44. Lori M. O’Neill, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Toronto
  45. Benjamin J. Parr, Clairvest Group, Toronto
  46. Lorianne Pearson, Brookfield Asset Management, Toronto
  47. Allison A. Peart, EY, Kingston, Jamaica
  48. Frederick W. Pries, University of Guelph, Guelph
  49. Francine Picotte-Blackburn (retired), RBC, Toronto
  50. Sharon M. Ranson, Ranson Group Inc., Toronto
  51. James M. Ritchie, JCM Power, Toronto
  52. Michael S. Rousseau, Air Canada, Montreal
  53. Roy Scaini, Barometer Capital Management Inc., Toronto
  54. Robert G. Simon, Olympic Forest Products Inc., Erin
  55. Stuart H.B. Smith, Epic Investment Services Inc., Toronto
  56. Daphna Smuckler, BDO Canada LLP, Markham
  57. William A. Taylor, Corporation of the City of Markham, Markham
  58. Heather L. Taylor, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Toronto
  59. Erica M. Teklits, BDO Canada LLP, Mississauga
  60. Denis J. Trottier, KPMG LLP, Ottawa
  61. Siim A. Vanaselja (retired), BCE Inc., Montreal
  62. Dwight W. Wainman, CaseWare International Inc., Toronto
  63. John M. Warren (retired), Adams & Miles LLP, Toronto
  64. Peter M. Weissman, Cadesky and Associates LLP, Toronto
  65. Peter B. West, Co-operators Group Limited, Guelph
  66. Stephen Wetmore, Canadian Tire Corporation, Toronto
  67. Donald G. Wilkinson, Deloitte LLP, Toronto
  68. Alan D. Willis, Alan Willis & Associates, Mississauga
  69. Daniel R. Wilson, KPMG LLP, Vaughan


About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

CPA Ontario protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 89,000 members and 19,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types and sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. For information on the profession, visit

For more information, please contact:

Perry Jensen
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735, ext. 4271
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