Lawson Carmichael Named AICPA Senior Vice-President for Strategy, People, and Innovation
The American Institute of CPAs, the world’s largest association representing the accounting profession, has named Lawson Carmichael as senior vice-president for strategy, people, and innovation.
In this role, Carmichael will lead the AICPA’s strategic planning activities and oversee the Office of Strategy Management and Human Resources team. Additionally, he will be responsible for leading market research and product and services innovation. He will report directly to AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon.
“I am pleased to welcome Lawson to the AICPA,” said Melancon. “His strong leadership and extensive experience make him uniquely qualified to head our business strategy initiatives and oversee our human capital management.”
Prior to joining the AICPA, Carmichael worked for Deloitte as director, corporate strategy. He previously held a number of strategy and innovation leadership positions.. In these roles, he was responsible for leading business unit growth strategies, developing long-term corporate strategic positioning and maximizing profit opportunities, as well as building and sustaining talent.
Prior to Deloitte, Carmichael served as managing director for Proxicom, a global eBusiness consulting firm. He also held the position of senior director at Premier, Inc. the largest strategic alliance of health care providers delivering strategic consulting and supply chain solutions in the United States.
Carmichael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Towson University and a certification in Financial Management from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Carmichael will be based in the Institute’s Durham office.
He and his family reside in Chapel Hill, NC.