Statement From Barry Melancon on Being Named Association Executive of the Year by Association TRENDS

Dec 10, 2010, 15:00 ET from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from AICPA president and CEO Barry Melancon, on the news that he will receive the 2011 Association TRENDS Association Executive of the Year award.

"I am honored to be selected by Association TRENDS newspaper as the Association Executive of the Year," said Melancon. "In my mind this is an AICPA award, reflecting on our work as an organization, which only happens because of our member volunteers, our tremendous staff and executive team and our partnerships, including those with the state CPA societies."

Since 1982, Association Executive of the Year has been presented annually to the top association executive. Melancon is the 38th winner and will be honored at the 'Salute to Association Excellence' in Washington on Feb. 16th. 

Melancon was recognized for leading the Institute in reinventing its culture and responding to change confronting the profession, from overseeing the Institute's move to North Carolina in 2006 to communicating with AICPA members around the world on a daily basis. Melancon and the AICPA exemplify what a modern association can and should do for its members, according to Association TRENDS Executive Editor Jill M. Cornish, IOM.

A full list of the 2011 'Salute to Association Excellence' honorees is available at

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SOURCE American Institute of Certified Public Accountants