Greg Anton honored by CPAs

AICPA gives him Gold Medal for Distinguished Service

Greg Anton has received the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) 2015 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service. The Gold Medal, the highest award granted by the AICPA, goes to CPAs who have made major contributions to the CPA profession. Anton received the award at the October meeting of the AICPA governing Council.

Anton is chairman and CEO of Anton Collins Mitchell LLP, with offices in Denver, Boulder and northern Colorado. During his career, he has provided accounting and auditing services to private, public and multinational businesses.  He also has consulted on debt and equity offerings and various IPOs.

From 2011-2012, Anton served as chair of the AICPA’s Board of Directors, which now represents about 412,000 members worldwide.  He served on the board from 2006-2009 and 2010-2013, and presently serves as part of the AICPA delegation to the International Federation of Accountants. He is the founder of the Institute’s “What’s at Stake” initiative, which promotes federal fiscal responsibility.

Anton served as chair of the Colorado Society of CPAs (COCPA) during its centennial year. He co-chaired the COCPA’s Foundation’s Centennial Scholarship Campaign, which raised more than $1 million for college accounting scholarships. He is past president of the University of Northern Colorado’s Alumni Association and also served as past chair of the school’s Accountancy Advisory Board.  In 2013, Greg received the COCPA’s Distinguished Service Award for his significant and lasting contributions to the CPA profession.

His philanthropic activities include: founding member and Managing Board Vice-Chair of Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), Board of Trustees, Mile High United Way, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement–Rocky Mountain, Inc., Board of Directors, Wish of a Lifetime and member of Colorado Concern. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Northern Colorado.

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