Arleen R. Thomas is Senior Vice President of Management Accounting and Global Markets at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Arleen is a senior leader who finds opportunity in challenge and strategy in chaos. Her curiosity powers a passion for new ideas. She has crisscrossed the globe to advance the U.S. CPA and guided historic changes that transformed the qualifying exam including its administration in Asia, South America and the Middle East. Her current focus is on building a world-class joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and making CGMA the most recognized and sought-after management accounting designation in the world. She’s grateful for 20 years with the AICPA and the inspiration and possibilities provided by its members and the profession.