Frank K. Ross, the director of the Center for Accounting Education at the Howard University School of Business, received the 2014 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The award is the highest honor bestowed by the AICPA.
Before beginning his career in the academic world, Ross worked at the accounting firm KPMG for 38 years. Ross served on the firm’s board of directors, as managing partner of the Washington office, and as chair of the KPMG Foundation. He is one of nine co-founders and the past president of the National Association of Black Accountants.
Ross is the author of Quiet Guys Can Do Great Things, Too: A Black Accountant’s Success Story (Writing Our World Press, 2006). He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York.