September 24, 2020

Here Are Your 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Winners

*waits anxiously for Becker press release saying 42 of the 39 winners prepared for the exam using Becker products*

The AICPA has announced 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners or, as the haters call them, the overachievers who got a cumulative average score above 95.50 their first attempt. More than 92,000 candidates sat for the CPA exam in 2012; these 39 candidates are the best-scoring of all, securing year-long bragging rights and a lifetime cool LinkedIn item.

Jill Aoki (Utah), a Utah State University graduate with a triple BA in Accounting, Finance and Economics, and a Master of Accountancy, is employed with Ernst & Young LLP in Salt Lake City.

Blake Applegate (Illinois), an Indiana University graduate with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy, is employed with KPMG in Chicago.

Bradley Bowen (Texas), a Texas A&M University graduate with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy, is employed with Ernst & Young LLP in Dallas.

James Braun (Texas), a University of Texas at Austin graduate with a BA in Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accountancy, is employed with Ernst & Young LLP in Houston.

Alan Burton (Kansas), a Fort Hays State University graduate with a BA in Accounting, is employed with Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd. in Great Bend, Kansas.

Andrew Buss (Minnesota), a Hofstra University graduate with a BA in Accounting, is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York.

David Canedo (Wisconsin), a University of Wisconsin – Madison graduate with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Professional Accountancy.

David Carlson (Massachusetts), a Bentley University graduate with a BA in Accounting and an anticipated Master of Financial Planning in August 2013, is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Boston.

Devin Davidson (Washington), a Brigham Young graduate with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy, is employed with Davidson Farms LLC in Basin City, Washington.

Angel Davis (Oregon), a University of Oregon graduate with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy, is employed with Precision Castparts Corp. in Portland.

Dodge Docheff (Missouri), a University of Central Missouri graduate with a BA in Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy, is employed with BKD, LLP in Kansas City.

Codie Dull (Wisconsin), a University of Wisconsin – Madison graduate with a BA in Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accountancy, is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Milwaukee.

Martha Everett (Michigan), a University of Michigan graduate with a BA in Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy, is employed with Plante Moran in Clinton Township, Missouri.

Alan Gnegy (Virginia), a West Virginia University graduate with a BA in Accounting, is employed with Pillar Innovations LLC in Grantsville, MD.

Michael Gorter (Minnesota), a Dordt College graduate with a BA in Accounting and Finance, is employed with Deloitte and Touche LLP in Minneapolis.

Yun Guo (North Carolina), a Minzu University of China graduate with a BA in Economics and Finance and a Master of Accountancy from Wake Forest University, is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York.

Laura Hilby (Iowa), a Buena Vista University graduate with a BS in Accounting and Corporate Mathematics is employed with McGladrey LLP in Des Moines, IA.

Stephen Hruby (Ohio), a John Carroll University graduate with a BS in Business Administration and Accounting is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Cleveland.

Kevin King (Indiana), an Indiana University graduate with a BS in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy, is employed with Ernst & Young LLP in Indianapolis.

Tyler Kleppe (Wisconsin), a University of Wisconsin – Whitewater graduate with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Professional Accountancy, is employed with Smith & Gesteland, LLP in Madison, WI.

Veronika Krasteva (Florida), a University of Miami graduate with a BA in Business Administration and a Master of Accounting, is employed with Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Miami.

Brian Krogol (Florida), a University of Florida graduate with a BS in Accounting and a Master of Professional Accountancy, is employed with Grant Thornton in Miami.

Anthony Lemon (Utah), a Utah State University graduate with a BS in Accounting and a Master of Accounting, is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Salt Lake City.

William McGauran (Virginia), an American University, Washington D.C. graduate with a BS in Accounting, is employed with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP in Arlington, VA.

Andrew Napolitano (California), a University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) graduate with a BA in Business Economics, is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Los Angeles.

Eliza Nesvog (Washington), a University of Washington graduate with a BA in Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accountancy, is employed with Ernst & Young LLP in Seattle.

Bradley Ostendorf (Minnesota), a Minnesota State University – Moorhead graduate with a BS in Accounting, is employed with McGladrey LLP in Minneapolis.

Brighton Ranney (Missouri), a University of Wisconsin – Madison graduate with a BS in Computer Science and a Master of Accounting, is employed with Moneta Group in Clayton, MO.

Glenn Rice (New York), a Hofstra University graduate with a BA in Accounting, is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in New York.

Anthony Salomone (New York), a Boston College graduate with a BS in Accounting and Finance, is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in New York.

Brent Schmidt (Ohio), a Miami University – (Oxford Ohio) graduate with a BS in Business Accounting, is employed with BKD, LLP in Cincinnati.

Kimberly Shriver (Georgia), a University of Georgia graduate with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy, is employed with Ernst & Young LLP in Atlanta.

Mark Stankevitz (Massachusetts), a University of Chicago graduate with a BA in Economics and a Master of Accounting from Boston College, is employed with Grant Thornton, LLP.

Jennifer Tindle (Texas), a Southwestern University graduate with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from Vanderbilt University, is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Houston.

Mingyuan Wang (Illinois), a Beijing Language and Culture University graduate with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is employed with Constantin Associates LLP in New York.

Kevin Warbis (Ohio), a Miami University graduate with a BS in Accounting, is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Columbus, OH.

Adam Wright (Texas), an Austin Community College graduate with a BA in Business Administration, is employed with the Texas State Auditor’s Office in Austin.

Po-Feng Yu (Colorado), a National Taiwan University graduate with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is employed with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Taiwan.

Ning Zhu (Texas), a Georgetown University graduate with a BS in Business Administration, is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC in Houston.

We would extend our congratulations to these lovely, hard-working individuals but we are pretty sure they have better things to do with their time than hang out here with our kind.

Previous EWSA coverage:
2011 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners
2010 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners

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