BOSTON, MA (July 15, 2013) — StoneTurn Group Manager Toby Ralston has been selected as one of just 38 CPAs under age 36 to participate in the American Institute of CPAs 5th annual Leadership Academy in Durham, N.C. this fall.

Ralston will join rising stars in the accounting profession from across the country to learn leadership theory and strategic planning techniques, develop tools for handling complex management challenges and discuss the most important issues facing CPAs and the accounting industry.

Leadership Academy participants will be joined by some of the profession’s most influential leaders, including AICPA Chairman Richard Caturano, CPA, CGMA, and Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, the Institute’s President and CEO.

“Being selected for the AICPA’s Leadership Academy means being part of an elite group of the best and brightest young minds in the accounting profession,” stated Caturano. “These young CPAs are poised to make a positive impact in the profession, and the training they will receive will serve them well as they take the next steps in their careers.”

The 38 attendees of the Leadership Academy were recommended by their employers, state CPA societies or both. Candidates submitted resumes which included work history, licensure information, professional volunteer activities, community service, and awards and honors.

Candidates also supplied a statement explaining why participating in the Leadership Academy would be important to them personally. The AICPA reviewed each submission and selected the 2013 class.

The American Institute of CPAs Leadership Academy will be held from Sept. 29 – Oct. 3 at the Washington Duke Inn – Durham, NC.

Ralston joined StoneTurn in July of 2012. His expertise focuses on assisting clients and counsel with complex business litigation, forensic accounting, board of directors’ investigations and intellectual property matters. Toby is active in his community through board membership and community outreach initiatives.