Tommye E. Barie, CPA
Tommye Barie is a recently retired partner of one of the 100 largest full-service accounting and consulting firms in the US. After more than thirty years as an audit and assurance partner, and as her last charge before retirement, she launched the Firm’s Client Advisory Services practice. Tommye served on the firm’s audit and assurance committee and the firm’s FAST (forward and strategic thinking) committee.
Tommye has a proven track record of leadership and visioning with various organizations. Her thought leadership on culture, strategy and innovation led to Tommye being recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the accounting profession, as published in Accounting Today. Additionally, the Michigan Society of CPAs recognized her with their Outstanding Visionary Award.
Tommye drives results and collaboration through balanced inspirational and strategic leadership. She is engaging and influences diverse teams to peak performance with strong interpersonal skills and vision. She has a rare blend of strategic and tactical abilities to facilitate desired outcomes.
In addition to serving her former accounting firm, Tommye is among the most well-known and highly respected leaders in the accounting profession. During 2014-2015 she served as Chair of the Board of the American Institute of CPAs, an organization with more than 412,000 members at the time and a budget of approximately $200 million, and she previously served as Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs. She currently serves on the Board of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Center for Public Trust which is an organization whose mission is to champion the public trust by advancing ethical leadership in business, institutions and organizations.
Tommye is actively involved in the international accounting profession and currently represents the United States as a board member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). She currently Chairs the Governance Committee and will lead the Organization’s constitutional review process. The IFAC is a global organization supporting the development of and promoting the adoption and implementation of high-quality international standards.
Tommye has always placed importance on leveraging her leadership skills and experiences to influence the lives of young professionals. Throughout her career she has mentored and guided women and men in her own firm and in the many firms she has worked with throughout the United States. Additionally, she enjoys serving on the College of Business Advisory Boards for Stetson University and University of South Florida.
Tommye E. Barie, CPA, Executive Vice President of Leadership Development
Succession Institute, LLC
Phone: (512) 338-1006, ext 105
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