Carl Mayes is the AICPA's Vice President - Audit and Accounting Quality. He oversees the AICPA's Governmental Audit Quality Center, Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, Not-for-Profit Section and Enhancing Audit Quality initiative. He previously directed the CPA Evolution initiative, which transformed the path to CPA licensure, and served on the AICPA Peer Review team. Carl was named one of the top 40 accounting professionals under 40 by CPA Practice Advisor in 2022. He is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and a Certified Association Executive. Before joining the AICPA, he worked as an auditor for regional and local public accounting firms.