Local CPAs honored for work

Joel Nettesheim of SVA Certified Public Accountants recently received the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants 2014 Public Service Award (Individual) at its annual Excellence Awards.

Nettesheim, who is based out of the Brookfield office, is a CPA and principal in the SVA Business Advisory Services division.

The WICPA, which has about 8,000 members statewide, distributes the Public Service Award to a member who has distinguished himself in public service activities at the local, regional and state levels. Nettesheim has tailored his public service and financial support to organizations with a focus on childhood education.

“It has been my personal goal through volunteerism to expand the touch of organizations who have a direct impact on improving our children’s future,” Nettesheim said. “I am humbled to be a recipient of the WICPA Public Service Individual Award. It confirms to me that my belief in and commitment to volunteering is appreciated. I hope that this recognition will motivate others to commit to volunteering – because it does make a difference.”

Michelle Hicks-Tobias, CPA, owner of MHT CPA Solutions LLC in Waukesha, received the Spirit Award for her total participation in committee, task force and discussion group work. Hicks-Tobias, who is secretary-treasurer of the WICPA, was recognized for motivating the membership and contributing new ideas to the organization.

Rep. Dale Kooyenga, CPA, of Brookfield received the Outstanding CPA in Government Award for making a sustained and significant contribution to the increased efficiency and effectiveness of government organizations.

And Megan Schultz, CPA, accounts payable manager at Greenfield-based Advanced Pain Management LLC, has earned the Outstanding Young Professional Award for her enthusiasm for the profession, involvement in WICPA and encouragement of others to join the profession and group.

To view all of the winners, click here.

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