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Deborah Rood (‘92) Named Woman to Watch


Deborah Rood

Deborah Rood was honored by the Illinois CPA Society as one of its Women to Watch.

The Women to Watch Awards is a joint program of the Illinois CPA Society’s Women’s Executive Committee and the American Institute of CPAs Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee. The annual awards honor women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, their organizations and the development of women as leaders.

Rood is a Risk Control Consulting Director at CNA Insurance, a leading provider of professional liability insurance to the accounting profession. In her role, Ms. Rood is responsible for educating and counseling CPA firms on how to best manage their professional liability risk. At CNA, she has helped increase collaboration between AICPA, state CPA societies and others to help CPAs manage their professional liability risk. In teaming up with her marketing and business partners, Ms. Rood designed and rolled out a social media campaign involving weekly risk management tips, which are currently shared by members of the AICPA and 6 state CPA societies. She also serves as on the ICPAS CPA Exam Award Committee, is a presenter and member of the AICPA, and serves as Vice President of the ICPAS CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois.

Rood earned the 2016 Illinois CPA Society and AICPA Women to Watch Award in the experienced leader category.

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