Carl George Recognized for 42 Years of Service
CEO - retired
CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), ranked as one of the nation's top 10 certified public accounting and consulting firms, has announced Carl George, CPA is retiring from the firm following 42 years of distinguished service, including 16 years as CEO.
"Carl has been a significant force at CliftonLarsonAllen, beginning with his legacy at Clifton Gunderson and including his integral role in the merger of Clifton Gunderson and LarsonAllen to become CliftonLarsonAllen," said CLA CEO Kris McMasters, CPA.
"We look forward to continuing our relationship with Carl as a consultant to CLA."
George joined the Danville, Ill., office of Clifton Gunderson in 1971, was named partner in 1976, and was partner in charge of the Danville office until 1980, when he became chief operating officer of the firm.
was promoted to CEO in 1993, and served in that role until 2009, when he
was succeeded by McMasters.
leadership skills were critical as the firm expanded and undertook a series of acquisitions beginning in 1965.
In 2011, George worked closely with McMasters and CLA CEO Gordy Viere (then CEO of LarsonAllen) to shape the merger of the two accounting firms that would launch CliftonLarsonAllen on January 1, 2012.
A recipient of numerous awards, George
has been honored as an Accounting Today "Top 10 Most Influential People in Accounting," and received special recognition from the American Institute of CPAs
(AICPA) for its Financial Literacy Initiative, and from Ball State University
as an Alumnus of Distinction.
was inducted into Ball State's School of Business Hall of Fame
George received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Ball State in 1970 and his master's degree in management from Ball State in 1971.
He has served in numerous leadership positions with the AICPA and is also a member of the Illinois CPA Society and Indiana Association of CPAs.