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“If there is a conversation about the future of the profession, you’re bound to hear Hood’s name mentioned as one of the people leading the way. From his Innovation Summit to his many speaking engagements, from his prolific tweets to his range of alliances with vendors, other organizations, and thought leaders and influencers at all levels, Hood is doing as much as anyone – and more than most – to lead public accounting forward.” – Accounting Today 2013.

Tom was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame (2015) by CPA Practice Advisor. He was named the fourth most influential leader in the CPA Profession in Accounting Today’s 2014 list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (his tenth time on the list).

Linked-in recruited Tom as one of their Top 150 Influencers and he was named to the Top 25 Influencers in Learning by HR Examiner.

Tom is passionate about three areas, leadership, learning, and technology.

Tom’s recognition and awards reflect his leadership in helping CPAs “shape their future” through his work at the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, a center for the development of leadership, strategic thinking, and collaboration skills for CPAs.

Tom and his team have facilitated and taught the Major Firms Group (Top 100 CPA firms) for the AICPA, the AICPA Leadership Academy and lead strategic planning sessions for many of the top CPA firms all over the US, along with corporations and non-profits.

Tom also co-authored BLI’s i2a – Insights to Action a strategic thinking system that is used to cultivate leaders and a strategic planning process to help organizations navigate today’s permanent whitewater environment.The i2a process was customized for the national CPA Horizons 2025 project where Tom and his team ran thirty future forums that engaged thousands of participants in a conversation about the future, identifying the top trends facing the CPA Profession.

He is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant, featured in the Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Today, and AccountingWeb. He won the AICPA Special Recognition Award for his contributions to the profession leading the CPA Vision Project in 2003. He is also considered as a thought leader in the Association Community speaking at the DigitalNow Conference and the ASAE (American Society of Association Executives).

In addition to his history as an association executive and CEO, Hood has experience as a high level executive in industry as past treasurer and CFO of Bryn Awel Corporation, a privately owned $75 million highway construction company.

He is a graduate of Loyola College (B.A. in Accounting) and has a Master’s in Finance (Real Estate) from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s equivalent in Information Systems from the University of Baltimore. He also obtained the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) certification and the Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA) certification from the AICPA.

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