Two Baker Newman Noyes Senior Managers Receive MSCPA Women to Watch Awards
Leanne Scott, JD, LL.M. Recognized as Experienced Leader; Meredith Fuller, CPA, MSA as Emerging Leader
Baker Newman Noyes, a nationally recognized top 100 accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Senior Tax Manager Leanne Scott, JD, LL.M. and Senior Assurance Manager Meredith Fuller, CPA, MSA, have both been selected as 2021 Women to Watch Award recipients by the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA).
The awards recognize women who have made outstanding contributions to the accounting profession, including their communities, firms or companies and to the development of women as leaders. Scott and Fuller will be honored along with the other award winners as part of the MSCPA’s Women’s Leadership Summit at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf on October 28.
Scott is being recognized in the Experienced Leader category (15 years or more in the accounting field). Since joining BNN three years ago, she has enriched the firm’s Boston tax practice as a senior manager specializing in tax consulting, multi-state tax planning, tax controversies, credits and incentives, and return preparation and review. Leanne’s legal background and interests have proven a valuable resource within the practice, and the Greater Boston community. Emphasizing education as a cornerstone of career development, she has been a formal mentor to five employees, also connecting as needed with additional informal mentees. She has spearheaded Baker Newman Noyes’ SALT intern program, granting law students insight into the profession. Scott is a valued community member, contributing to local nonprofits and associations as a board member, volunteer, big sister mentor, and as the former president of the New England Chapter of Service.
“Leanne is a true leader who never misses out on an opportunity to connect, support and develop the creativity and skills of professionals in the field,” said Robert Croak, partner-in-charge of BNN’s Massachusetts offices. “In each role she assumes, she goes above and beyond to help individuals and organizations realize their full potential. She couldn’t be more deserving of this award.”
Fuller is being recognized in the Emerging Leader category (15 years or less experience in the field). She joined the firm in 2016 and provides auditing services to both public and private companies in the manufacturing, retail and consumer products, biotechnology and healthcare industries. She is dedicated to developing BNN’s internship program and ensuring that interns receive the best experience possible and have ample opportunity to learn. Outside of work, Meredith volunteers her time to several organizations such as Junior Achievement, teaching young students about financial literacy and career readiness, and Boston Community Development, which provides low-income residents with vital resources. She has also served as an adjunct professor of accounting at her alma mater Suffolk University.
“Meredith plays a key role in several divisions of the firm and has distinguished herself as a leader through her expertise and acumen in client service, and her devotion to the firm, its culture and its people,” said BNN Principal Mark Audi. “Because of her drive and ambition, she has achieved several personal and professional accomplishments at such an early stage of her career and this recognition is well deserved.”
BNN was the only firm with two winners represented. Joining Fuller in the Emerging Leaders category are Hillary Caplan, CPA, assurance manager, CohnReznick; Shanikwa Davis, CPA, MST, MSA, senior tax advisor and principal, S. Davis Consultants, Inc.; and Krista Huebner, CPA, MSA, senior manager, Ernst & Young. Joining Scott in the Experienced Leaders category are Erin Coco, CPA, audit shareholder, tonneson + co.; and Donna Roundy, CPA, senior manager, Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.