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Who’s Under 40 and Making a Difference as an Emerging Leader?

The Society is accepting nominations for the prestigious Emerging Leaders Award. If you know someone in your firm, your chapter or on a committee who deserves the recognition, please complete the nomination form below before. The deadline has been extended until March 4, 2024. You can also nominate yourself.


  • Must be a college graduate between the ages of 21 and 40 as of December 1, 2023. 
  • Must hold a leadership role of importance in their organization.
  • Must have made significant achievements in their career in 2023.
  • Must have had substantial involvement in community service outside of the performance of their day-to-day job.
  • Must reside or work in the State of New York.
  • Must be a member of the New York State Society of CPAs.
  • Winners of the 2023 Emerging Leaders Award are not eligible and will not be considered.


Please ensure your nomination includes the following information:

  • Describe the nominee's current work.
  • List what the nominee has accomplished in his or her workplace.
  • Outline how the nominee's work has impacted the community.
  • Tell us how the nominee has gone above and beyond in giving back to the community and/or nonprofit organizations.
  • Suggest what future promise the nominee holds.
  • Additional comments and reasons for nomination (explain why this individual deserves a prestigious Emerging Leaders Award).
  • If you are nominating yourself, please be sure to complete the fields for nominee and nominator.

Awards Ceremony

The Emerging Leaders Awards Ceremony will take place at an in-person event in the summer of 2024. Additional details to follow. 

For sponsorship information, please contact Burkhart, Dylan at 925-487-4667.


Nominations must be submitted no later than March 4, 2024 to be considered.   

For questions regarding the nomination process, please contact Tameeka Benjamin,



Nomination Questions (all must be completed)