Kathleen Baldwin, CPA, CCIFP Executive Director

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
Calvetti Ferguson
(The Woodlands, TX)

Wes Winborne, CPA
Vice President
(Ridgeland, MS)

Secretary / Treasurer
Beach Fleischman
(Tuscon, AZ)

Christina Chifici, CPA, CIT, CCIFP, CGMA
At Large Member
LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors
(Metairie, LA)

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

M. Kent Thomas, CPA, CCIFP, CCA
Immediate Past President
(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
  • Jacob Kotalik, BerganKDV
  • Kati Denham, Berry Dunn
  • Chase Lister, Daenen Henderson & Co.
  • Scott Bechtel, GBQ Partners
  • Carlo Ferri, Kreischer Miller
  • Barry Fischman, Marcum LLP
  • Matt Neely, MCM
  • Cody Daniels, Mowery & Schoenfeld

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

  • Carl Oliveri, Grassi & Co. (Long Island, NY) – Chair
  • Eric Goodman, Barnes Dennig
  • Bryan Eto, Beach Fleischman
  • Brian Coller, BerganKDV
  • Linda Roberts, BerryDunn
  • Erick Wegmann, Calvetti Ferguson
  • Rebecca Lyman, Cohn Reznick
  • Benjamin Sumner, Dannible & McKee
  • Bob Biehl, GBQ Partners
  • Fariba Mehdian, Gelman LLP
  • Steve Mannhaupt, Grassi & Co.
  • Matt Ferrell, HORNE LLP
  • Eric Scholtes, Iannuzzi Manetta
  • Claudia Wolter, KatzAbosch
  • Mark Guillaume, Kreischer Miller
  • Christina Chifici, LaPorte
  • Robert Mercado, Marcum LLP
  • Carlin Culbertson, Meaden & Moore
  • Marcia Veres-Sutton, Mosley Pfundt Glick & O’Brien
  • Josh Billiard, Plante Moran

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

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
  • Mike Karlins, Calvetti Ferguson
  • Jackie Daenen, Daenen Henderson & Co.
  • Ken Gardiner, Dannible & McKee
  • Carl Oliveri, Grassi & Co.
  • Kent Thomas, KatzAbosch
  • Warren Hennagin, Marcum
  • Dave O’Brien, Mosley Pfundt Glick & O’Brien
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