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Melancon Retiring This Year

Melancon Barry new Barry Melancon, CEO and president of the American Institute of CPAs, has announced he will retire on December 31. Details about his successor are expected to be announced before then.

Melancon, the longest serving head of the AICPA, joined in 1995 also as the youngest individual hired for that position. He is also the CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, taking that title with the combination of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and AICPA in 2017.

Events during his tenure include his spearheading the CPA Vision Project, the launch of CPA.com, the computerization of the CPA exam, creation of the National Commission for Diversity and Inclusion, the Centers for Audit Quality and the Dynamic Audit Solution.

In 2012, the AICPA entered a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants with the organizations launching the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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