CICPAC Announces New Executive Director

CICPAC is pleased to announce the selection of Kathleen Baldwin, CPA, CCIFP, as its new Executive Director. Kathleen will fill the vacancy created by John Corcoran’s semi-retirement. The selection was made after a national search was conducted and a formalized interview and selection process ensued. During this process, Kathleen, a long-time member and veteran volunteer with the CICPAC organization, demonstrated her ability, desire and passion to build the association’s brand, its member’s reputations and enhance construction industry relationships.

“We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen,” stated Bob Biehl, Succession Planning Committee Chair. “Kathleen will bring leadership, creativity and her drive to the organization’s membership and the construction industry. She has spent many years in a variety of volunteer leadership positions within the organization and has the right breadth of perspective and experience to facilitate our strategic plan.”

Kathleen’s experience includes over 15 years in public accounting, most recently as an Audit Partner in Warren Averett’s Pensacola office. She was a leader in the firm’s Construction Practice Group, focusing on accounting, auditing, and consulting services.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as CICPAC’s new Executive Director,” remarks Kathleen. “Over the years, I’ve grown passionate about CICPAC’s mission and potential. It’s exciting to bring my CPA firm experience to CICPAC in order to help build upon the success of this powerful and valuable organization.”

Her construction experience is vast, holding professional memberships with many of the largest organizations dedicated to the industry: CICPAC, Construction Financial Management Association, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, American Institute of CPAs and Florida Institute of CPAs. In addition to her CPA license, she also earned her Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Southern Mississippi and her Masters of Business Administration from University of West Florida. She will continue to call Pensacola her home and remain active with several community organizations, as well as her family.