CEO Compass - June 2023

by Aiysha (AJ) Johnson, MA, IOM | NJCPA CEO and Executive Director | June 12, 2023

Hello from the NJCPA's New CEO

As I begin my first week as the new CEO and executive director of the New Jersey Society of CPAs, it’s wonderful to be part of the excitement at the 2023 NJCPA Convention & Expo in Atlantic City! I have that same level of enthusiasm to serve this great community at such a critical time of transition.

It’s a new day at the NJCPA — one where we start to build on our 125-year history and write our next chapter of impact and growth as the professional home for New Jersey’s accounting and finance professionals. As we look toward the future, meeting the needs of our members and communicating member value are our highest priorities. As we work through some of the industry’s toughest challenges, I want to assure you that the NJCPA will be here for you.

The Society is in the process of implementing new directional initiatives grounded in deepening member engagement, strengthening the overall value proposition for our community and bolstering the pipeline of new professionals. While there are already some specific, concrete ways that strategy has begun to shift the NJCPA’s focus and alignment of resources, one of the most important roles I can play is to listen to you. In the months ahead, NJCPA staff and I will plan a comprehensive listening tour, taking time to meet with members and volunteer leaders to hear what our community needs and wants from us. I look forward to sharing what I learn, and I’m confident that you’ll start to see our listening translate to action on your behalf.

Thank you for being on this journey with me. Together, we’ll ensure that your Society is well positioned for growth and vitality now and in the future. I will work closely with our team, our volunteer leaders and NJCPA stakeholders to meet your needs. I look forward to updating you again soon on our progress!

Aiysha  Johnson

Aiysha Johnson

Aiysha (AJ) Johnson, MA, is the CEO and executive director of the New Jersey Society of CPAs.

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