Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance

Women of Influence

AFWA members have access to a network of successful, motivated, and influential professionals who understand the unique position of being a woman in the industry. Our Women of Influence represent the passionate and respected industry leaders who we empower our members to be. Serving as mentors to young professionals, and sources on industry topics, AFWA Women of Influence are impacting the future of our profession.

diane_dudleyDIANE DUDLEY, CPA, CGFM, Partner-in-Charge, Federal Audit Practice at KPMG  |  Washington D.C.
AFWA Member since 1981  |  Connect on LinkedIn

Diane Dudley is the partner-in-charge of KPMG’s Federal Audit Practice in Washington, D.C., a group of over 350 professionals.  She also serves as the overall audit partner or quality control review partner for several large federal agencies.

Ms. Dudley is highly involved in contributing to the improvement of federal financial management as an auditor and by commenting on relevant FASAB, OMB, GAO, and AICPA pronouncements.  She has presented testimony on federal accounting and financial management reform to Congressional subcommittees.  In addition, Ms. Dudley regularly serves as an instructor for KPMG national federal auditing courses.

michelle_gamsSHELLY GAMS CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CFP®, Financial Planner |  Billings, MT
AFWA Member since 2014  |  Connect on LinkedIn

Raised on a Longhorn Ranch in Cowley, Wyoming, Shelly Gams learned early how to put in a real full day’s work, and to be in service to others. Now, for the past 20 years, she has been serving others as a financial professional by providing clarity and direction for wise financial decisions.

She is a graduate of the University of Wyoming in Business Administration and has many professional designations including Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®). Shelly has written many articles on financial education topics that have appeared in the Billings Gazette and Yellowstone Valley Woman’s magazine.

kay_gotshallKAY GOTSHALL,CPA, Sr Tax Manager, Keiter |  Richmond, VA
AFWA Member since 2003  |  Connect on LinkedIn

Kay Gotshall has 20+ years of tax experience including private and public accounting practice areas. She serves several of Keiter’s larger corporate clients with their tax provisions and returns. Currently, Kay leads Keiter’s multi-state tax team which is primarily responsible for a majority of the multi-state tax filings prepared by the firm. In addition, the Keiter multi-state tax team provides income, as well as, sales and use audit and research support services. Serving a wide variety of industries, such as broker dealers, construction, manufacturing, professional services, retail, and technology, clients rely on her to provide multi-state tax planning and compliance services.

monika_milesMONIKA MILES, CPA, President at Miles Consulting Group, Inc.  |  San Francisco, CA
AFWA Member since 1991  |  Connect on LinkedIn

Monika Miles has served clients for over 20 years in consulting, “Big 4” public accounting, and industry, providing such services as federal and state income/franchise tax consulting, sales/use tax consulting, audit support and credits and incentives reviews.  In 2002, she left “Big 4” to start Miles Consulting Group, specializing in multi-state tax consulting.  Monika’s passions include volunteer efforts with AFWA, where she has served as the National President (2011/2012), serving on the board of NAWBO-Silicon Valley (currently President),  and volunteering and raising money annually through the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Monika is proud to have been honored as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor for four years in a row (2012 -2015), and by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of the 100 Women of Influence (2014).

Do you know of a Woman of Influence within AFWA’s membership? Our goal is to expand the Women of Influence community to include even more distinguished professional women. Learn more about the requirements to become and AFWA Woman of Influence and download the application here.

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