AAFCPAs is honored to announce that our firm’s Co-Managing Partner Carla McCall, CPA, CGMA was selected for the Worcester Business Journal’s (WBJ) 10th Annual Outstanding Women in Business awards. These distinguished awards recognize the achievements of strong, talented and remarkable women who are making their mark on the Central Massachusetts business community.
“Carla’s dynamic executive leadership, confidence, enthusiasm to embrace change, and new ways of solving old problems is contagious and makes a positive impact on everyone she works with,” said David McManus, Co-Managing Partner, AAFCPAs.
“I am motivated when I am helping others with creative thinking and strategy and then seeing them succeed,” says Carla. “It doesn’t hurt that I have always loved public accounting and what I do on a daily basis. If you enjoy your work it becomes a part of who you are–the passion for it really shines through.”
In an industry facing disruption by artificial intelligence, Carla recognizes her own worth as well as her tremendous capacity for growth. She is a lifelong student of the accounting trade and her love of learning is contagious.
In 2018, Carla launched the firm’s inaugural Innovation Lab Changemaker Challenge to cultivate innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets among AAFCPAs’ young professionals. Team members are encouraged to question the status quo while developing creative solutions to everyday problems.
Carla joins five other high-performing women in 2018, including: Kate Sharry, president of Group Benefits Strategies; Laurie Masiello, president of Masy Bioservices; Jennifer Luisa, vice president of marketing and communications at The Hanover Insurance Group; Marianne Lancaster, president of Lancaster Packaging Inc.; and Sandra Brock, PE, vice president and chief engineer at Nitsch Engineering.
“More than anything, these awards remain a celebration of women who have reached great heights in a business environment where the advantages still skew male,” said WBJ editor Brad Kane. “They are role models to both those currently sitting in corner offices and the next generation of executives.”