Accounting Circle

Supporting quality accounting education at The University of Utah

The School of Accounting at the University of Utah has a longstanding reputation as an excellent accounting program. Its graduates are known as outstanding professionals and business leaders in top corporate and public accounting positions throughout the United States and internationally.

The Accounting Circle is a group of influential community members dedicated to supporting continued excellence in accounting education at The University of Utah.


Students benefit directly from the support provided by the Accounting Circle in the form of scholarships and program improvements, which enable the School to build on its rich tradition of excellence. The community and prospective employers also benefit by hiring our top graduates. Other benefits of the Accounting Circle include:


Accounting Circle members recognize the importance and benefits of supporting and investing in quality accounting education. Members enjoy a special relationship with the School of Accounting, other Accounting Circle members and the National Advisory Board.

You can join the University of Utah’s Accounting Circle by completing the application online. The Accounting Circle annual dues are $1,000. These can be met either by individuals or some combination of individual contributions and company/employer matching.

Current Accounting Circle Members

Allen, Robert – University of Utah

Ames, Lynn J – EY

Anderson, Barbi – Deloitte

Botosan, Christine – University of Utah

Botosan, Monty – U of U Consultant

Caputo, Amy – Schiff Nutrition International Inc.

Chen, Li – Vista Staffing Solutions

Chidester, David K. – Rees Capital

Christian, Clark – Grant Thornton

Christman, Tracy – EY

Curtis, Katina – Grant Thornton

Eining, Martha – University of Utah

Eldredge, Thomas – Grant Thornton

Elwell, Leon – Blackwell Land

Firth, Cort – Workers Compensation Fund

Green, Richard – Savas Greene & Co. LLC

Griffin, Mary Kay – Mayer Hoffman McCann PC

Hall, Robert S. – Deloitte

Harline, LaVar – University of Utah

Jolley, David – EY

Jones, Daniel – Deloitte

Kenny, Timothy – Freddie Mac

Landgren, Cheri – Cheri Landgren & Assoc.

Lemmon, David – Board Member, Kirby Corporation, Deltic Timber Company, Teekay Offshore Partners

Maxfield, Brent – KPMG

McReynolds, Kim, Mantyla McReynolds

Parks, Stephen – United Way

Reichert, Michael – Deloitte

Searfoss, D. Gerald – Emeritus Professor, School of Accounting

Smith, Greg – PwC

Smith, Jennifer J. – Grant Thornton

Spackman, Dennis – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Stauffer, Steve – Grant Thornton

Stevens, Mark – Deloitte

VanderToolen, Stan – PwC

Westergard, Allen R. – KPMG

Westergard, Ray O. – Grant Thornton

Whitehead, Chad – EY

Wilcox, Brandon-KPMG