Nov. 17-18 | Minneapolis


  • Mark Koziel

    Mark Koziel, CPA, CGMA

    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Durham, NC

    A1. Professional Issues Update  
    Today, the CPA profession plays as important of a role in the market as ever. Join Mark Koziel, Vice President -- Firm Services & Global Alliances at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as he discusses the state of the CPA profession and current AICPA initiatives.

    Take a look at the current regulatory and legislative landscape, as well as significant tax law changes and updates. Examine the globalization of the profession and the importance of growing the CPA pipeline.

  • John Kriesel

    John Kriesel

    Still Standing, LLC
    Bayport, MN

    L1. Still Standing, Still Smiling  
    In 2006, John Kriesel was nearly blown to shreds by a 200-pound roadside bomb during a tour of duty in Iraq. He endured 35 surgeries, the loss of both legs and months of recovery. In spite of this tragedy, Kriesel persevered and was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010.

    Hear his inspiring story of courage and motivation and discover how to keep standing and smiling in the face of major challenges.