Director of Development
Maryland Association of CPAs/The Business Learning Institute
Rebekah Brown, a certified public accountant, has become a leader in the accounting profession in Maryland. She works with college students considering accounting careers, helps firms and corporations with strategic planning and advises accounting organizations on adapting to change.
As the director of development for the Maryland Association of CPAs, Brown developed its Student Leadership Academy in 2015, a three-day program that educates college students and helps them build a professional network. She said she has mentored more than 100 students and several have gone on to become full members of the association.
She also started the association’s mentorship program, which connects seasoned CPA veterans with young professionals.
“Rebekah has a deep and wide understanding of the profession and its challenges and opportunities,” said Skip Falatko, the director of finance and administration at the association. “Her work gives her insights across the profession that are rare and will enable her to continue to make a positive impact in the years ahead.”
Brown has been a diversity and inclusion champion with the American Institute of CPAs since 2018 and a member of the Associate Leadership Council with Junior Achievement of Central Maryland since 2017.
“I find great joy not in helping others meet my expectations but in helping them discover their own,” she said.