CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kevin Price, chief inclusion and sustainability officer at FORVIS, has been selected to serve on the AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (NCDI). His term began June 1.
The NCDI is tasked with helping the profession welcome, empower, and develop new generations of industry leaders from ethnically diverse backgrounds. It includes representatives from diversity partner organizations, CPA firms of all sizes, state CPA societies, and leaders from business, government, and education.
As a member of the NCDI, Price will work with students, educators, and firms across the country to help foster a seamless transition between the educational world and the professional one and help ensure young professionals from diverse backgrounds can excel and feel a sense of belonging over the course of their career.
“I’m humbled by the opportunity to represent FORVIS on the AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion,” Price said. “This is a great opportunity for our firm to be part of an important national conversation and to make a positive, sustainable impact on the profession. We have a responsibility to help the next generation not just join our industry, but to succeed and lead within it.”
“We must be intentional about ensuring an inclusive, supportive environment across the profession, so that everyone can be their best selves and build remarkable careers,” said Tom Watson, FORVIS CEO. “I’m grateful to the AICPA for convening and empowering this group, and I’m pleased that Kevin and FORVIS will be able to play a key role in its work in the coming years.”
The NCDI focuses on several professionwide goals, each related to a major constituent group.
- Students: Increase the pipeline of ethnic minorities enrolling and graduating from accounting programs, earning the CPA credential, and help ensure their successful transition into the profession.
- Educators: Equip ethnic minority serving educators with the tools and training required to teach diverse future CPAs.
- Firms: Assist firms in the development of effective diversity and inclusion programs. Assist firms in improving retention and advancement of ethnic minorities.
- Professionals: Increase ethnic minority representation in the profession through credentialing, conference participation, and committee appointments. Support professionals focused on improving diversity and inclusion in the accounting profession by providing impactful training and volunteer opportunities.
“The greatest asset is time,” Price said. “I know that my colleagues on the NCDI and leaders across our industry are truly willing to put in the time to make a difference when it comes to the future of the profession.”