Anita F. Baker CPA, CEBS

Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Anita Baker is a the Managing Principal of Employee Benefit Plans at CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) where she specializes in providing assurance, tax and consulting services to plan sponsors and third party administrators. In her position, she is responsible for the CLA national employee benefit plan practice and a leading consultant on the impact of health care reform on group health plans and employers. Anita is a member of the AICPA, the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA), the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) and the Western Pension and Benefits Conference (WP&BC). Anita has been a speaker to numerous groups including the AICPA and state societies and associations and has authored articles for national employee benefit plan publications. Anita is past chair and a current member of the Executive Committee of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center. Anita is currently Chair of the AICPA Technical Standards DOL Subcommittee and is a board member and Chair of the ASCPA. Anita graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota – Duluth in 1985. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), she has obtained the designation of Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS).