Alfonzo D. Alexander, MBA, CPC
NASBA Center for the Public Trust
Alfonzo Alexander serves as Chief Relationship Officer of NASBA and President of NASBA's Center for the Public Trust (CPT). As Chief Relationship Officer, Alexander leads the Office of Relationship Development, where he provides strategic leadership to NASBA's Communications, Marketing, and Meetings Departments. He also oversees the leadership development and employee engagement activities for the organization, while facilitating a number of special projects working with the CEO.
Alexander became President of the CPT in January 2012. As the CPT President, Alexander leads this ethics and leadership organization's day-to-day operations and the growing number of CPT programs. Under his leadership, the CPT has established new partnerships and built programs on over 50 colleges and universities campuses across the United States, established an Ethical Leadership Certification Program, and grown its Being a Difference Award Program extensively. During his tenure, Alexander and his team have quadrupled the CPT's annual revenue.
Alexander joined NASBA in 2006 as a staff director and Vice President of the CPT. In his early years at NASBA, he led several special projects and developed the CPT strategic plan. Prior to joining NASBA, Alexander served as the Regional Manager & Managing Director for the Southeast Region of INROADS, Inc. where he led operations and business development in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. He joined INROADS as Managing Director of its Memphis office and experienced progressive growth throughout his tenure there. Before joining INROADS, Alexander held several leadership positions in operations management and human resources at the Quaker Oats Company.
In 2015, Alexander launched Proventus Leadership Group, LLC. Through this business, Alexander and his team provide leadership and strategic business consulting and training services for companies throughout the United States.
Alexander is a business school graduate of Tennessee Tech University. He also earned an MBA from Lipscomb University, complete an Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a certified through several organizations as a facilitator and is a certified professional coach.
Alexander has a passion for working in the community. He serves as on the audit and executive committee of the board of directors for the Memorial Foundation. He is the Chairman of the board for the 100 Black Men of Middle TN. He is a member or the 2016-17 Leadership Nashville class. Because of his commitment to education, Alexander serves on the Board of Visitors for the Lipscomb University College of Business, the Board of Governors of Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Advisory Forum for Beta Alpha Psi and the Sponsor Advisory Group for the PhD Project. Additionally, Alexander is a board member for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Middle TN (Past Chairman), Youth Encouragement Services (Advisory Board & Past President), and is a former member of the Metropolitan Nashville Sports Authority Board of Directors.
Alexander and his wife, Neischa, serve in leadership at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and are proud parents of three daughters (Ashley, Te'lor and Alexis).
Alfonzo D. Alexander
NASBA Center for the Public Trust
Chief Relationship Officer
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
150 4th Avenue North, Suite 700
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CEO, Innovaision, LLC
Dick Dillon has held many positions in his 30-plus years of involvement with the behavioral health field, including Counselor, Clinical Team Leader, Program Director, and Chief Operating officer. He has also been a consumer of services. Soon after graduation from the treatment program Dick began working with other people in early recovery, first as a volunteer alumni coordinator, then as an addictions counselor, clinical team leader, and program director. He was the co-founder of the Substance Abuse Services Department of a large Missouri hospital and developed that project to be one of the premiere medically-based programs in a multi-state area.
In 1990 Dick joined a publicly funded non-profit group and served as their Chief Operating Officer for a decade. During his tenure, the organization opened four new facilities and made significant clinical transition to evidence-based practice. In 2000, Dick joined Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc. which was then, as now, one of the most progressive and fast growing mental health service providers in the United States. He served PFH for 11 years as Senior Vice President of Planning and Development. In his own words "My job was to help determine what we need to do next to be of best services to our clientele, and find the resources to make that happen!"
In November, 2011, Dick formed his own consulting organization, Innovaision, LLC, devoted to helping behavioral health and other human services organizations become more innovative and effective by combining common sense, vision, evidence-based practices and cutting-edge technology. A hallmark project he has been developing over the past few years – Avatar Assisted Therapy – recently won third place in the Lockheed-Martin "Innovate the Future" Challenge, in competition with nearly 500 other entrants in all fields of science, research, and performance.
Dick's philosophy is simple, "Make the seemingly impossible, possible, by blending unbridled passion for the success of others with concrete research, solid clinical practice, and imaginative problem solving solutions." He has a keen interest in the development and use of innovative ideas, digital tools and the internet to accomplish organizational and clinical goals.
Among other accomplishments, Dick has served on a variety of local and national task forces focused on improving clinical and administrative practices. He is the Immediate Past President of the State Associations of Addictive Services (SAAS) organization, and the current Board President of the NIATx Foundation. Dick has been an adjunct faculty member on the staff of three universities, and is a long-time lecturer and educator, serving most notably for over twenty years on the faculty of the Advanced International Symposium on Addictive Disorders, held annually in Colorado Springs, CO, USA. Dick is a Diplomate of the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling, and Psychotherapy.
Dick is a sought-after speaker and has presented at national and international conferences and symposia, including the SAAS/NIATx Annual Meeting, the National Council Annual Conference, the Federal Consortium of Virtual Worlds annual conference, and the Advanced International Winter Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Behavioral and Mental Health.
Partner, Johnson Lambert
Andrea Wright, CPA, MBA is a Partner in the Johnson Lambert Illinois office. Andrea provides audit and consulting services in the Not-for-Profit and Employee Benefit Plan practices. Prior to joining Johnson Lambert in 2002, Andrea worked for Ernst & Young in Washington, DC.
Andrea, who just recently completed a 3-year term on the AICPA's Not-for-Profit Expert Panel and Audit Guide Task Force, has been appointed to the AICPA Technical Standards Subcommittee. She is also an AICPA Leadership Academy Alumni (2010) and she serves as an AICPA technical trainer on non-profit and governmental accounting matters. Andrea has dedicated her career to serving the not-for-profit industry. She is a member of the Illinois CPA Society Not-for-Profit Committee, the Association Forum of Chicagoland's Diversity and Workforce Development Committee, and the Donors Forum.
Principal, Johnson Lambert
John Huskins, CPA, is a Tax Principal in our North Carolina office, responsible for leading Johnson Lambert's not-for-profit tax and compliance practice. He is actively involved with research, unrelated business income tax planning, and taxing authority representation services for a wide variety of nonprofits including trade associations, professional societies, large philanthropic organizations, and agricultural organizations. He is a regular author and presenter for firm and industry technical trainings and is also available for additional consultation and projects as requested.
John earned his Master's in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Association Executives, Association Executives of North Carolina, Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (where he serves as Chair of the Not-for-Profit Committee).
Christina Carosella, CEO
Beta Gamma Sigma
Chris Carosella is the CEO of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the international business honor society for schools that achieve the prestigious accreditation by AACSB (Association for the Advancement of College Schools of Business). Under her leadership BGS has broken records in the number of collegiate inductions and growth of global collegiate chapters, while providing higher levels of service and leadership development programming for members. BGS has also more than doubled engagement of corporate sponsors for the organization's signature event – the Global Leadership Summit.
Prior to BGS, Carosella was a senior vice president managing a unit with over $40 million net income in a GE Capital business; president of a consulting firm that, on average, increased clients' revenue 52% while improving productivity 67%; and executive director of a national start-up healthcare nonprofit organization.
Chris is a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, an invitation-only organization for chief executives in successful nonprofit organizations. She is also an executive council member of Ellevate, a global network dedicated to worldwide economic engagement.
Carosella has served on many nonprofit boards for organizations that support education, leadership development, financial literacy, and healthcare. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Saint Louis University with a degree in organizational psychology.