2020 Women to Watch Recipients

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Women of the PICPA consistently demonstrate excellence in their professional careers, take pride in helping others achieve their goals, and help their companies and clients succeed. Through innovation and influence, these women take initiative to create committees, develop new programs, and inspire young professionals. The fourth annual Women to Watch Awards, conferred in partnership with the AICPA, recognize the dedication and leadership of women who exemplify extraordinary commitment to the accounting profession. 


Joining CPA honorees from across the country, the PICPA’s honorees of 2020 are Lindsay Andrews, Kimberly Dula, Kristin Seeger, and Megan Troxell.


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Lindsay Andrews, CPA

Lindsay Andrews, CPA, is a partner with Louis Plung & Company in Pittsburgh. She has 14 years of professional experience in auditing, accounting, and management consulting. Andrews joined Louis Plung & Company as an audit manager in 2015, was promoted to audit senior manager, and soon was welcomed into the firm’s partner group. As a partner, Andrews is committed to attracting and retaining talent. She has an open-door policy for all staff members and has implemented policies that make the firm a better place to work.

Andrews is passionate about continuous learning and exploring mentorship opportunities. Soon after she began at the firm, Andrews helped create and formalize a successful mentor program. In addition to her office leadership, Andrews speaks with high school and college students as well as career professionals interested in public accounting. She communicates the value of being a public accounting professional and provides guidance on what the profession entails. In her local community, Andrews serves on several boards, including the United Way Women’s Leadership Council, the American Heart Association Young Professionals Board, and the finance committee of Strong Women Strong Girls.

Andrews’s contributions to her professional and local communities have been recognized throughout her career. In 2011, she was named to the “Top CPAs Under 35” list by Virginia Business Magazine. For her role in mentoring, she was featured in the Virginia Society of CPAs’ Footnote Magazine in 2013. Andrews was also awarded the Rising Star Award from SmartCEO’s CPA & ESQ in 2015.

Leadership Advice: Be helpful and considerate to everyone. You will never succeed quicker than if you work in a team that trusts and supports each other.


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Kimberly Dula, CPA

Kimberly Dula, CPA, is a partner with Friedman LLP and managing partner of the firm’s Philadelphia office. With over 25 years of experience in tax planning and compliance, her focus is in the individual, trust, gift, and private foundation areas of taxation. In addition to serving her clients, Dula is responsible for guiding strategic direction and managing daily business activities. She has implemented several policies to resolve employee issues and to create new opportunities for staff members.

Dula welcomes staff to fully participate in operations, and has created better communication between seniors, managers, and newer staff members. Her managerial practices have helped establish Friedman as one of the accounting industry’s top firms for client service. Dula identifies her greatest professional accomplishments as those relating to the advancement of others, particularly women in the industry. She is rewarded when she sees the growing confidence of promising young professionals and she has celebrated alongside many colleagues following their promotion to manager or partner positions.

As a thought leader in the tax industry, Dula actively participates in podcast discussions, panels, and articles. Her contributions have been featured in NJBiz, Philadelphia Business Journal, Financial Advisor Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, USA Today, US News and World Report, and First for Women, and on HerMoney.com, CNBC, Money.com, NPR, and WTOP. She is also a frequent speaker at community and industry organizations.

Leadership Advice: You don’t have to be ruthless to be successful: kindness, passion, and hard work can often get the job done, and get it done better.


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Kristin Seeger, CPA

Kristin Seeger, CPA, is the director of talent acquisition at Kreischer Miller in Horsham, Pa. Seeger uses her 20-plus years of experience to develop relationships with professionals and students in the accounting field, and to oversee firm recruitment from prescreening to conducting new hire orientation. She recruits college-level and experienced accounting professionals for Kreischer Miller.

Seeger started her career as an auditor, and uses her own career path experiences to provide guidance to those seeking new opportunities in accounting. She often travels to local colleges to present financial topics and inspire students to consider careers in accounting. Her passion for mentorship has led to several workplace improvements at Kreischer Miller, including an expanded internship program, a summer leadership program for students, and an open house for early college students to gain exposure to public accounting. She holds several leadership positions outside of the office, including cochair of PICPA’s Schools and Colleges and Nominations committees, among others. Seeger has also contributed to PICPA’s CPA Now blog and CPA Conversations podcast.

In addition to her numerous professional contributions, Seeger actively engages in community service. She volunteers and supports Covenant House Pennsylvania to raise money and awareness about youth homelessness. She participates in their annual Women Unite Sleep Out and hosts company events to support the organization. Seeger joined their Women’s Leadership Network as a board member in 2019 and continues to advocate for their cause.

Leadership Advice: Kick fear out the door and push yourself beyond your comfort zone. The path to success resides in believing in yourself, helping others, and doing what brings you joy.


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Megan Troxell, CPA

Megan Troxell, CPA, is manager of assurance and advisory services at Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP in Pittsburgh. Troxell has more than 16 years of experience in public accounting and specializes in audit and accounting services for privately held manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, and not-for-profit organizations. She also performs audits during the due-diligence process for acquisitions. Troxell often provides educational presentations to clients and their boards of directors on a variety of topics, including understanding financial statements, fiduciary responsibility of trustees, and board communications.

As a mentor to emerging leaders at Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP, Troxell provides formal coaching to six professionals and informally advises many others. Recently, she has given presentations to the firm about quality control and tips on professional writing and email management, and she was part of a “Work and Vocation” panel presented to a group of young adults at her church. She also serves as a business mentor for a young woman in the actuarial industry through her volunteer work at Pittsburgh Fellows, a nonprofit that guides young leaders in their transition from college life to professional careers.

Troxell is an active volunteer in her community. She serves on the board of directors for George Junior Republic and is a member of the strategic planning committee, which involves exploration of opportunities for the organization. She is also the treasurer for Community Bible Study, Pittsburgh-West, and is on the pilot team for implementation of an online financial module with an international reach.

Leadership Advice: Invest in people so that they may flourish, be generous with your time, and trust in your teammates.