Kathy King Joins AICPA as Senior Director Public Affairs, Advocacy & Media

Institute of CPAs
(AICPA) has announced the hiring of Kathy King as
senior director public affairs, advocacy and media.

In her new role with the AICPA, King will work with the advocacy team in
the Washington, D.C. office promoting and defending the public and
management accounting profession’s global public policy agenda.

“Kathy is a versatile media relations leader with deep experience with
financial services media relations, public affairs and advocacy and the
accounting profession,” said Janice Maiman, CAE, Association of
International Certified Professional Accountants, executive vice
president communications, public relations and content. “Kathy’s
knowledge of the issues that matter most to our profession, her industry
relationships and her public relations skills will serve us well.”

King joins the AICPA from Folio Financial, Inc., in McLean V.A., where
she led the fintech firm’s media relations activities. Before that, she
served as senior vice president and partner for FleishmanHillard where
she co-led its U.S. Financial Services Practice Group and led its
Washington, DC Corporate Reputation team. While at FleishmanHillard she
provided senior counsel to firms such as EY, State Street Global
Advisors and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Prior to joining FleishmanHillard, King created innovative media
relations and public affairs strategies for CFA Institute. She worked
closely with CFA Institute’s Center for Financial Market Integrity on a
variety of public policy, regulatory and legislative activities such as
FASB and PCAOB standards, asset manager best practices, the JOBS Act and
corporate governance issues including ESG, proxy access and the role of
the auditor.

Earlier in her career, King worked as a legislative assistant in the
Virginia House of Delegates.

King earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Mary
Washington, in Fredericksburg, V.A. and she is currently working towards
her M.B.A. from the University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of
Business, in College Park, M.D.

About the American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member
association representing the CPA profession, with more than 431,000
members in 137 countries and territories, and a history of serving the
public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of
practice, including business and industry, public practice, government,
education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for its
members and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit
organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and
grades the Uniform CPA Examination, offers specialized credentials,
builds the pipeline of future talent and drives professional competency
development to advance the vitality, relevance and quality of the

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and
Ewing, NJ.

Media representatives are invited to visit the AICPA Press Center at www.aicpa.org/press.

About the Association of International Certified Professional

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the
Association) is the most influential body of professional accountants,
combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to power
opportunity, trust and prosperity for people, businesses and economies
worldwide. It represents 667,000 members and students across 184
counties and territories in public and management accounting and
advocates for the public interest and business sustainability on current
and emerging issues. With broad reach, rigor and resources, the
Association advances the reputation, employability and quality of CPAs,
CGMAs and accounting and finance professionals globally.


Jackie Hyland

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