Board Members

President

David Vaden, CPA 

David was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy by Governor Asa Hutchinson in September 2016. His term expires in August of 2021.

Secretary

Deana Infield, CPA

Deana was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy by Governor Asa Hutchinson in September 2017.  She is a partner with Landmark in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Her term expires in August of 2022.

Treasurer

Richard L. Bell, JD, CPA, CVA

Richard was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy by Governor Asa Hutchinson in August 2018.  He is the founder and CEO of Bell & Company, P.A. in North Little Rock.  His term expires in August of 2023.

Member

Dr. Shane Warrick, CPA

Shane was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy by Governor Asa Hutchinson in October 2019. He holds the position of Associate Professor of Accounting at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Southern Arkansas University, his Master's degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and his PhD from Jackson State University.  His term expires in August of 2024.

Member

Christina Ellis, CPA

Christina Ellis of Hot Springs, AR was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy by Governor Asa Hutchinson on July 31, 2020.  Christina is a partner with JWCK, LTD in Hot Springs. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a MBA from Henderson State University. Her term expires in August of 2025.

Member

Kevin Canfield (Public Representative)

Kevin was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy as one of our public, non-CPA members by Governor Asa Hutchinson in August 2018. He lives in Springdale and retired from Procter and Gamble after 37 years with the company. Kevin is originally from Indiana and obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Ball State, where he played football. He is a published author, having written a book entitled “Mastering Sales” and is currently publishing a blog called "The View from the Middle." We are excited to have Kevin as a Board member and look forward to his contributions in the coming years. His term expires in August of 2023.

Member

Denton Woods, JD (Public Representative)

Denton was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy by Governor Asa Hutchinson in September 2017. He is an attorney with RMP, LLP Attorneys at Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  His term expires in August of 2022.

Previous Board Members

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Accountancy Law and Board Rules

Board Meeting Minutes

June 12, 2020 (Approved August 14, 2020)

May 20, 2020 (Approved June 12, 2020)

April 17, 2020 (Approved May 20, 2020)

January 10, 2020 (Approved April 17, 2020)

November 15, 2019 (Approved January 10, 2020)

September 20, 2019 (Approved November 15, 2019)

August 16, 2019 (Approved September 20, 2019)

June 7, 2019 (Approved August 16, 2019)

April 19, 2019 (Approved June 7, 2019)

January 11, 2019 (Approved April 19, 2019)

November 16, 2018 (Approved January 11, 2019)

September 28, 2018 (Approved November 16, 2018)

August 17, 2018 (Approved September 28, 2018)

June 1, 2018 (Approved August 17, 2018)

April 20, 2018 (Approved June 1, 2018)

January 12, 2018 (Approved April 20, 2018)

November 17, 2017 (Approved January 12, 2018)

September 29, 2017 (Approved November 17, 2017)

August 18, 2017 (Approved September 29, 2017)

June 2, 2017 (Approved August 18, 2017)

April 21, 2017 (Approved June 2, 2017)

January 13, 2017 (Approved April 21, 2017)

November 18, 2016 (Approved January 13, 2017)

September 30, 2016 (Approved November 18, 2016)

September 14, 2016 - Teleconference (Approved September 30, 2016)

August 24, 2016 - Teleconference (Approved September 30, 2016)

August 20, 2016 - Strategic Planning Meeting (Approved September 30, 2016)

August 19, 2016 (Approved September 30, 2016)

June 3, 2016 (Approved August 19, 2016)

April 22, 2016 (Approved June 3, 2016)

January 8, 2016 (Approved April 22, 2016)

December 2, 2015 (Approved January 8, 2016)

November 20, 2015 (Approved January 8, 2016)

October 2, 2015 (approved November 20, 2015)

August 14, 2015 (approved October 2, 2015)

June 5, 2015 (approved August 14, 2015)

April 24, 2015 (approved June 5, 2015)

January 9, 2015 (approved April 24, 2015)

November 21, 2014 (approved January 9, 2015)

September 26, 2014 (approved November 21, 2014)

August 15, 2014 (approved September 26, 2014)

June 27, 2014 (approved August 15, 2014)

April 25, 2014 (approved June 27, 2014)

February 21, 2014 - Teleconference (approved April 25, 2014)

January 10, 2014 (approved April 25, 2014)

November 15, 2013 (approved January 10, 2014)

September 27, 2013 (approved November 15, 2013)

August 23, 2013 (approved September 27, 2013)

July 19, 2013 (approved August 23, 2013)

June 14, 2013 (approved July 19, 2013)

May 15, 2013 - Teleconference (approved June 14, 2013)

April 26, 2013 (approved June 14, 2013)

January 17, 2013 - Teleconference (approved April 26, 2013)

January 11, 2013 (approved April 26, 2013)

November 16, 2012 (approved January 11, 2013)

September 28, 2012 (approved November 16, 2012)

September 7, 2012 - Teleconference (approved September 28, 2012)

August 24, 2012 (approved September 28, 2012)

July 21, 2012 (approved August 24, 2012)

June 22, 2012 (approved August 24, 2012)

May 18, 2012 (approved June 22, 2012)

April 27, 2012 (approved May 18, 2012)

January 6, 2012 (approved April 27, 2012)

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