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Susan Coffey

Chief Executive Officer - Public Accounting
Sue leads the Association’s strategy to advance public accounting domestically and globally as well as strengthen the pipeline and competencies of U.S. licensed CPAs. Sue sets strategy for the Association’s assurance, advisory, tax and practice management initiatives in the U.S. and abroad. Her most recent focus is on securing a robust and highly skilled U.S. CPA pipeline; promoting the value and relevancy of U.S. CPAs and CPA firms, including evolving the profession’s core services, leveraging emerging technology and advancing practice quality; and creating opportunities for practice growth around the use of new technologies and in emerging service areas, including environmental/social/governance. Sue’s responsibilities span a number of diverse communities and stakeholders, both domestic and international, giving her a unique, global perspective. Building on a wide range of experience, she brings a broad view to strategic planning, risk management and problem-solving, which guide the Association as it executes on its public interest activities, develops opportunities for CPA firms, and works with firms and other key stakeholders. Sue is a licensed CPA in the States of New York and New Jersey, as well as a CGMA. She is a member of the Public Interest Oversight Board’s Stakeholder Advisory Council and she has been honored by being recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting by the CPA Practice Advisor and by inclusion on Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. Prior to joining the Association, Sue was with PricewaterhouseCoopers' accounting and auditing practice. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Fairfield University.