The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

September 18, 2013 10:10 ET

Windsor Accountants Receive Prestigious FCPA, FCA Designations

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2013) - The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario has announced the election of 59 Ontario CPAs as Fellows, earning the designation FCPA, FCA. That prestigious group includes Windsor's Maureen Greff and Federica Nazzani.

The highest designation the Institute confers, Fellowship is awarded for outstanding career achievements as well as outstanding service to the community and the profession. Ontario's Chartered Professional Accountants work in public practice, industry, academe, government and the not-for-profit sector. Less than 2.8 per cent of Ontario's over 36,500 Chartered Professional Accountants have been elected to Fellowship, making this an exceptional honour.

As Chief Operating Officer of Kamsel Leasing Inc., a company started with her husband, Maureen oversees a venture dedicated to providing leasing and financing solutions. Product offerings range from office and manufacturing equipment to home comfort products.

A Tecumseh resident who earned her CA designation in 1975 and a pioneer female accountant in Windsor/Essex, Maureen has contributed to her community in many ways including supporting the St. Peter's Seminary Foundation, the Windsor/Essex Bishop's Dinner, Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital and various groups associated with her six children. Maureen was also a founder and Charter President of the St. Gregory the Great Catholic Women's League.

As Vice President of Business Development, Federica is involved in strategic and corporate development, finance and government relations for one of Canada's largest privately-held maintenance, repair and overhaul companies, Premier Aviation. The former President & CEO of Windsor International Airport, she is known in the community for having more than doubled its passenger traffic, diversified operations and strengthened its financial position.

Federica sits on the Windsor Club's Board of Directors and previously served on the Boards of Windsor Family Credit Union and Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. Her community involvement includes mentoring and numerous volunteer positions for non-profit organizations.

"Being elected an FCPA, FCA by their peers is an indication of the esteem these Chartered Professional Accountants enjoy in their profession and communities," said Rod Barr, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. "It is also testimony to how much each has contributed to both the accounting profession and their respective communities."

FCPA, FCA elections are held every two years, and any CPA Ontario Member may submit a nomination, which culminates in a secret ballot vote by the Council. Rigorous criteria make the Fellowship designation a special honour. To receive this senior designation, a Chartered Professional Accountant is required to have brought distinction to the profession through significant business and social accomplishments.

The new FCPA, FCAs will be honoured at a presentation ceremony and dinner to be held on September 19, 2013 in Toronto.

About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (registered name of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario) is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's more than 36,500 CPA, CAs and almost 6,000 CPA, CA students. With a rich history dating back to 1879, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario serves the public interest by developing, monitoring and enforcing the highest standards of professional competence and ethical conduct. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario's website is: and the student website is

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    Perry Jensen
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