Keynote - Thomson Reuters Synergy 2015 Conference
In this inspirational keynote, Tom will show practitioners how to explore new value-added services and position their practices for success in a rapidly changing world. He'll discuss the major "shift change" and the trends shaping business today, and give participants a framework to provide more proactive services and strategic advice—and a plan to get started.
Tom Hood (Maryland Association of CPAs, Inc.)—Tom is passionate about three areas: leadership, learning, and technology. His recognition and awards reflect his leadership in helping CPAs "shape their future" through his work as the CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, a center for the development of leadership, strategic thinking, and collaboration skills for CPAs. In 2013, Accounting Today said about Tom, "If there is a conversation about the future of the profession, you're bound to hear Hood's name mentioned as one of the people leading the way. Hood is doing as much as anyone—and more than most- to lead public accounting forward."
CPA Practice Advisor inducted Tom into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2015. He was named the fourth most influential leader in Accounting Today’s 2014 list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (his tenth time on the list). LinkedIn recruited Tom as one of their Top 150 Influencers, and he was named to the Top 25 Influencers in Learning by HR Examiner.