2022-23 ASCPA Board of Directors

Oliver Yandle

Oliver Yandle

President & CEO

Oliver Yandle, JD, CAE, is president & CEO of the Arizona Society of CPAs, where he represents a membership of approximately 4,600 CPAs and leads a staff of 10. Yandle previously served as Executive Director of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), the largest international organization providing support to people in the legal management profession. He has held CEO-level positions for a number of other professional service and trade associations. He is active in both the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) where he holds the Certified Association Executive designation, and the Association Forum of Chicagoland, where he served as Chair of the Board of Directors. He has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a member of the first class of Chicago’s Notable LGBTQ Executives. Yandle is a native of Louisiana and holds a BA in journalism from Loyola University of the South in New Orleans, and a JD from Washington College of Law at The American University in Washington, D.C.  

Rachael Crump

Rachael Crump

Chair

Rachael Crump, CPA, CGMA, is the global corporate controller and principal accounting officer with Insight Enterprises in Tempe. She previously served as their vice president of finance, controller for North America from 2016 to 2019. Crump came to Insight from Amkor Technology where she spent 10 years in global and U.S. controllership roles. Prior to that, she held various controller/accounting leadership roles at Best Software (SalesLogix/Interact Commerce) and MedAire, Inc. and started her career with Ernst and Young in the Phoenix office. Crump has a deep technical accounting and financial reporting background, as well as strong systems and process experience, including SAP implementations, business process improvement, audit and internal controls. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) focused in accounting from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy

Chair-Elect

Andrea Beth Levy, CPA, CFE, CGMA, MBA provides strategic financial leadership through building strong infrastructure and detailed financial analysis. Levy serves as CFO for Voice, an international humanitarian non-profit focused on aiding women and girls in crisis. She started her career in corporate accounting and internal audit, but ultimately found her niche in non-profit management. Outside of work, Levy enjoys volunteering in the finance capacity. Currently, she serves as treasurer for the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, and Audit Committee member for the Arizona Chapter of Institute of Internal Auditors. During the Arizona summer, Levy enjoys watching TV shows about winter and snow. One of her favorite indoor activities is going to the library and cruising the bookshelves.

Lauren Murro

Lauren Murro

Secretary/Treasurer

Lauren E. Murro, CPA, is an audit partner in the Phoenix office of Eide Bailly LLP, a large regional firm. She has more than eight years of experience in public accounting. Murro primarily works in the assurance practice, focusing on private commercial companies in real estate, healthcare and other service-based industries, as well as benefit plan audits. She currently serves on the Associate Board of Playworks Arizona and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and a Master of Accountancy degree from Arizona State University.

Tom Duensing

Tom Duensing

Immediate Past Chair

Thomas F. Duensing, CPA, currently serves as the financial services director at the City of Tempe. From October 2013 through January 2019, he served as the finance & technology director and assistant city manager for the City of Glendale. Duensing has more than 28 years of government finance experience, including 23 years of local government experience.  Prior to his experience in Glendale, he served at the City of Tempe and the City of Maricopa in various financial roles including accounting supervisor, deputy finance director, city auditor, finance director and assistant city manager.  He has also worked as an auditor in public accounting, specializing in government audits and served for two years in the Arizona Governor’s Office. Duensing holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and an MBA.

Eugene Park

Eugene Park

Director 2021-2023

Eugene Park, CPA, is a consulting partner with Heinfeld, Meech & Co. P.C. His responsibilities include overseeing several nonprofit and governmental audit engagements, the professional development of staff associates and serving as the lead recruiter for the Phoenix office. He has served as a member of several committees within the firm, including audit and accounting, client conference planning, wellness and fun committees. In addition to his responsibilities above, Park serves on the ASCPA’s Leadership and Growth Alliance Committee and the AICPA’s Young Member Leadership Committee. Park graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He also earned the AICPA Advanced Single Audit Certificate in 2016 and in 2019 he graduated from AICPA’s Leadership Academy.

Ben Cilek

Ben Cilek

Director 2022-2024

Benjamin L. Cilek, CPA, has spent his professional career primarily in the corporate accounting and finance departments at mid to large size companies. He is currently the director of accounting at Best Western International, Inc. Prior to joining Best Western, Ben spent 10 years at Apollo Education Group, Inc. and also spent time at US Airways. He began his career in public accounting working at both Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. Ben graduated cum laude from Luther College in Decorah, IA with a B.A. in Accounting. Ben has been active professionally both at the ASCPA as well as in other professional organizations including being a founding member of the Phoenix Chapter of the SEC Professionals Group. He is involved in the broader community as a member of various non-profit groups and committees which include the Rio Salado Foundation, Phoenix Suns Charities 88, St. Vincent de Paul and ICAN. Ben is a graduate of Valley Leadership Institute’s Class 37 and was named to the 2016 class of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 under 40.” Ben enjoys being active and spends much of his free time on the bike or the running trail and has competed in many triathlons. He has a regular yoga practice and is a certified yoga teacher.

David Collins

David Collins

Director 2022-2024

David Allan Collins, CPA, CFE, CITP has over 25 years of data analytics experience and is fluent in multiple programming languages. Collins is a business analytics consultant in the finance department at Blue Yonder, Inc. working with structured and non-structured datasets to develop key company metrics.  Prior to Blue Yonder, he worked 19 years in various analytic positions with Albertsons/Safeway including eight years as the lead data analyst for their corporate internal audit department. Collins holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting and computer information systems from Humboldt State University.

Samantha Crum

Samantha Crum

Director 2021-2023

Samantha Crum, CPA, is a native Arizonan with deep ties to the community. Crum is the controller for Pioneer Title Agency. She began her career at Pioneer in 2010 as an accounting assistant. After obtaining her Master of Science in Accountancy from University of Phoenix and her CPA license in 2016, she was promoted to controller. Crum is responsible for the financial reporting, payroll, audits and daily operations. She completed the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program in 2017 and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration specializing in accounting. Her capstone project for completing the degree focuses on succession planning in accounting firms.

Tithi Debnath

Tithi Debnath

Director 2022-2024

Tithi Debnath, CPA, is a managing director with the audit and assurance practice for Deloitte & Touche LLP. She began her career with Deloitte in Las Vegas, served an 18-month assignment in Vancouver, Canada, and transferred to Phoenix in 2014. She brings more than 15 years of experience in public accounting serving both publicly held and privately owned companies in a variety of industries including utilities, manufacturing, oil and gas, broker dealers and technology. In addition to serving audit engagements, she also leads accounting and reporting advisory projects for application of complex accounting standards, internal controls, IPO readiness and SEC reporting. Debnath also leads marketplace and growth initiatives and works with cross-functional partners, principals and managing directors to grow the Arizona practice.

Glen Evans

Glen Evans

Director 2021-2023

Glen C. Evans, CPA, is a senior manager in KPMG’s Phoenix office. He has more than eight years of experience providing financial statement audit and audit of internal control services. He is experienced in assisting companies in technical accounting matters. Evans has provided professional audit services to a variety of companies in accordance with PCAOB and AICPA requirements. His audit experience ranges from SEC filings, carve-out financial statements and business combinations to the successful coordination of multinational group audits. Evans served as the lead audit manager for a newly publicly traded manufacturer of composite wind blades for the wind energy market and was also the supporting audit manager for two public companies, including a Fortune 500 multinational technology reseller. He received both his Master of Science, Accountancy and Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of San Diego.

Barbara Gonzalez

Barbara Gonzalez

Director 2021-2023

Barbara J. Gonzalez, CPA, MBA serves as residential faculty and lead accounting faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC). She teaches the introductory financial and managerial accounting courses. As lead accounting faculty, Gonzalez hires and trains all adjunct accounting faculty, as well as schedules classes and manages daily operations of the accounting program at CGCC. She began her 15-year long career in academia as adjunct faculty for various colleges in both the traditional and online environment, and now serves as a Co-Advisor for Arizona Collegiate DECA. At South Mountain Community College, Gonzalez received two Pillar Awards, one in 2016 for learning organizations and one in 2018 for student success. She has also received Advisor of the Year for Collegiate DECA and was nominated for Educator of the Year for Private Career Colleges in 2012. Gonzalez earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with an accounting concentration from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting Degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Before going into Academia, Gonzalez practiced public accounting for seven years at Burt & Nagel, CPA’s, Ltd. In Albuquerque, NM and at Lundy Allard & Company, PLLC in Rogers, AR.

Joe Heidleburg

Joe Heidleburg

Director 2022-2024

Joseph L. Heidleburg, CPA, is currently an international accounting manager with Align Technology, Inc. In his role, he helps to execute and coordinate accounting performed by the international accounting teams within Align. Heidleburg has a varied history within accounting and auditing, as he spent seven years in public accounting with REDW where he dealt with tribal government clients. He spent three years as a senior accounting analyst with Starwood Hotels and Resorts and five years within internal audit as a principal auditor with Wells Fargo Bank, with a focus on financial crimes. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University.

Gabby Luoma

Gabby Luoma

Director 2022-2024

Gabrielle M. Luoma, CPA, CGMA, also known as Gabby, is a co-founder and visionary of MOD Ventures, LLC, a client business advisory company. Luoma is a proud graduate of New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Accountancy. As an advocate for the profession, she holds several volunteer positions, including the chairwoman of the Accountant Advisory Board of Pima Community College, committee member of the Retirement Committee of AICPA, and member of the Digital CPA Conference Planning Committee. Luoma is passionate about the profession and focuses on the future and the possibilities ahead. When not building the firm or working with clients, you will likely find her at a competitive cheer competition with her daughter or cheer practice. Family and friend time is a high priority and a nice balance.

Jesse Porras

Jesse Porras

Director 2022-2024

Jesse Edward Porras, CPA, is a supervisor in Henry+Horne’s Tempe office. Prior to joining Henry+Horne in 2018, Porras began his public accounting career in Denver, Colorado, with BKD, LLP. He has more than six years of experience providing clients with financial statement audit, employee benefit plan audits and business valuation services. Porras has provided services to non-public clients in various industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profits, governments, saas/technology companies and construction. He is experienced in assisting companies evaluate and implement FASB and IFRS accounting standards. Porras received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Regis University in Denver, where he also played baseball. When he’s not busy auditing or assisting clients, he spends his time with his wife and three dogs traveling and hiking across Arizona.

Megan Romo

Megan Romo

Director 2021-2023

Megan Romo, CPA, has served as a tax specialist with Quick and Associates, PC for over 12 years and has 15 years of experience in public accounting. She specializes in tax, estate and trust work for high-net-worth individuals, particularly franchise restaurant owners. Her passion is setting up the next generation business owner for success in proceeding their parents in business. Romo enjoys volunteering her accounting experience, sitting on the board of several local non-profit organizations. She is a proud graduate of Northern Arizona University.

Chris Tyhurst

Chris Tyhurst

Director 2021-2023

Christopher Tyhurst, CPA, has been in public accounting since 1994. He joined REDW in 1996 and became a principal with the firm in 2008. He is very involved in the firm’s tribal practice, as well as its healthcare industry service team. In 2014, Tyhurst was appointed quality control director of the audit & consulting department. He has been a featured speaker at regional and national conferences and is the conference chair for REDW’s annual Tribal Finance & Leadership Conference. Tyhurst also provides audit, revenue cycle consulting and internal audit services to Native American hospitals and health centers. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Nebraska.

Mike Allen

Mike Allen

AICPA Council Member

Michael T. Allen, CPA, MBA, is an audit and consulting principal in the Phoenix office of REDW LLC. With a long and successful career focused on strategic planning, organizational development and financial and operations management, he works to support his clients’ success by the direct expansion of their business, their core activities and products, and by the proactive management of operations and relationships. Prior to joining REDW, Allen spent 15 years as COO, CFO and member of RAM Holdings, LLC. Previously, Allen was a partner and director of Erickson Allen PC, CPAs, a public accounting firm that he helped grow from a start-up operation to a multi-million dollar business, ranked as one of the largest in Albuquerque. Allen holds an MBA from Arizona State University and BBA from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

Jared Van Arsdale

Jared Van Arsdale

AICPA Council Member

Jared W. Van Arsdale, CPA, MBA, is in public practice with Ullmann and Company, P.C. where his experience is in serving clients with tax compliance, business planning and related consulting/representation services for closely held businesses and high net worth taxpayers. He continues to support accounting education and at-risk youth services in the community evidenced by his current board membership with Empower College Prep (a central Phoenix charter school), advisor to the Career in Technical Education (CTE) advisory committee with Phoenix Union High School District, past committee member of the Business and Marketing CTE advisory council with the Arizona State Board of Education (AZSBE), and past board member/treasurer of Release the Fear (a central Phoenix nonprofit). Additionally, Van Arsdale is an active volunteer with the AZSBE, participating in accounting education standards drafting and accounting end-of-course assessment while working to improve accounting education opportunities to high school students.