Kathleen J. Baldwin, CPA, CCIFP
Executive Director

Kathleen exemplifies more than 15 years experience in public accounting, most recently as an Audit Partner in Warren Averett’s Pensacola office. During her time there, she led the firm’s Construction Practice Group, focusing on accounting, auditing, and consulting services.

She is an active member of the Construction Financial Management Association, American Institute of CPAs and Florida Institute of CPAs, and continues to strengthen CICPAC’s relationship within these organizations.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Southern Mississippi and her Masters of Business Administration from University of West Florida. In addition to her CPA license, she also earned her Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional. She resides in Pensacola, Florida and is actively involved with several community organizations, as well as her family.

Meet the CICPAC Board of Directors

Our volunteer CICPAC Board of Directors consists of an Executive Committee and At Large Members. This governing body is a representation of our member firms across the nation.

Mike Karlins, CPA
CalvettiFerguson (The Woodlands, TX)

Wes Winborne, CPA
Vice President
HORNE LLP (Ridgeland, MS)

Secretary / Treasurer
Beach Fleischman (Tuscon, AZ)

Christina Chifici, CPA, CIT, CCIFP, CGMA
At Large Member
LaPorte (Metairie, LA)

Josh Billiard, CPA
At Large Member
Plante Moran (Denver, CO)

M. Kent Thomas, CPA, CCIFP, CCA
Immediate Past President
KatzAbosch (Timonium, MD)

Meet the Committee Members

Working alongside your peers across the nation is easy, fun and rewarding! Our committees are designed to help network you and your firm’s construction professionals with our resources across the nation. There are many opportunities to jump into a project, lead a sub-committee or even lead a committee.


Facilitates and executes thought leadership among members and promotes to the construction industry.

  • Jackie DaenenDaenen Henderson (Alexandria, LA) – Chair
  • Matt Neely, MCM
  • Chase Lister, Daenen Henderson & Co.
  • Jacob Kotalik, BerganKDV
  • Carlo Ferri, Kreischer Miller
  • Cody Daniels, Mowery & Schoenfeld
  • Scott Bechtel, GBQ Partners
  • Miranda Aavatsmark, Blue & Company

Facilitates and executes thought leadership among members and promotes to the construction industry.

  • Carl Oliveri, Grassi & Co. (Long Island, NY) – Chair
  • Christina Chifici, LaPorte
  • Linda Roberts, BerryDunn
  • Robert Mercado, Marcum LLP
  • Josh Billiard, Plante Moran
  • John Armour, Armour Consulting
  • Bob Biehl, GBQ Partners
  • Brian Coller, BerganKDV
  • Bryan Eto, Beach Fleischman
  • Claudia Wolter, KatzAbosch
  • Fariba Mehdian, Gelman LLP
  • Steve Mannhaupt, Grassi & Co.
  • Matt Ferrell, HORNE LLP
  • Mark Guillaume, Kreischer Miller
  • Eric Goodman, Barnes Dennig
  • Eric Scholtes, Iannuzzi Manetta
  • Benjamin Sumner, Dannible & McKee
  • Carlin Culbertson, Meaden & Moore

Solicits new members (by geographic location), evaluates applicants, ensures bylaws are up-t0-date and approves new members to the association.

  • Brad GrossLane Gorman Trubitt, PLLC (Dallas, TX) – Chair
  • Kent Thomas, KatzAbosch
  • Carl Oliveri, Grassi & Co.
  • Ken Gardiner, Dannible & McKee
  • Bryan Eto, Beach Fleischman
  • Carlo Ferri, Kreischer Miller
  • Mike Karlins, Calvetti Ferguson

Evaluates member activity (based on territory), identifies open territories and potential member firms to approach.

  • Ermaj Lujak, Sax LLP
  • Allen Spence, Smith, Kesler & Company, PA
  • Jackie Daenen, Daenen Henderson & Company
  • Carl Oliveri, Grassi & Co.
  • Brad Gross, Lane Gorman Trubitt, PLLC

Oversees and executes conferences, webinars, conference calls and manages the member resource center (a member’s only online resource for sharing files).

  • Chris IannuzziIannuzzi Manetta (Troy, MI) – Chair
  • Joe Schneid, Aldrich Advisors
  • Jackie Daenen, Daenen Henderson & Co.
  • Mike Karlins, Calvetti Ferguson
  • Warren Hennagin, Marcum
  • Ken Gardiner, Dannible & McKee
  • Kent Thomas, KatzAbosch
  • Carl Oliveri, Grassi & Co.
Inquire about a Committee

Building lasting relationships is what we are about.

Join a committee today and grow your network nationally in an instant.
Inquire about a Committee