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April 20, 2007

Lucretia Mattson Receives the 2007 WICPA Distinguished Career Award

Lucretia Mattson with award

Lucretia S. Mattson, CPA, DBA, CFP is the recipient of the 2007 WICPA Distinguished Career Award for her significant contributions to the profession and her outstanding record of service to the WICPA and her community.

Mattson is a professor from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She also has taught the tax portions of CPA review courses in Eau Claire, Wausau, Green Bay, and the Twin Cities, which prepare candidates for the Uniform CPA Exam. Additionally, she has worked for Bernicke & Associates, Ltd. in Eau Claire, where she serves both tax and financial planning clients. Furthermore, Mattson has served the profession and citizens of Wisconsin as a member of Wisconsin's Accounting Examining Board.

During her tenure at UW-Eau Claire, she has received several accolades, including the University's Excellence in Teaching Award, Excellence in Service Award, and the UW-Eau Claire Peat Marwick Professor of the Year Award, in both 1997 and 1989. She received the Educator of the Year Award from the American Woman's Society of CPAs in 2001.

An active member of the WICPA, Mattson was the second female CPA to serve as president of the WICPA and the third educator in that role. She has also served as chairperson of the Nominations Committee, Leadership Committee and Continuing Professional Education Committee, and has been a member of the CPE Council, Strategic Planning Task Force and CPE Task Force. Mattson received the WICPA Achievement Award in 1998 for her role in the statewide component of the CPA Vision Project, a national grassroots effort designed to give CPAs input into forging the future of their own profession. She was Wisconsin's delegate to the National Future Forum and a member of the AICPA Vision Task Force. She received the WICPA Spirit Award in 1995 and the WICPA Teacher of the Year Award in 1993.

Mattson has also shared her passion for the profession in her community. She has been the advisor for both the UW-Eau Claire Beta Upsilon Sigma Investment Board and the Student Accounting Society's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. In 2001, Mattson and the UW-Eau Claire VITA students were recognized by Western Dairyland Community Action Agency for their work with Head Start families and low-income individuals. Mattson has also served March of Dimes, the Arthritis Foundation, the Northwest Regional Genetics Project Board and is treasurer of the Board of Directors of ARC-Eau Claire, an organization that advocates for the rights of citizens with cognitive disabilities.

Source: Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA)