Dr. Marilyn Willis, CPA, CGMA, professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga was honored with the Woman of the Year Award from the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance Women Who Count Awards.
"The Women Who Count Awards recognize women who demonstrate a drive to take on challenges and strive for success. They are leaders in their companies and communities. They’ve earned the trust and respect of their clients and peers. And they show enthusiasm toward their career and the accounting and finance industry as a whole," officials said.
“Dr. Willis represents how far women have come in this industry. She has blazed a trail and directly inspired many to follow. After 45 years in education, serving both as a professor and a dean, her impact on the industry is one that is truly lasting,” said AFWA National President Lori Kelley, CPA.
Her students have gone on to become CEOs, tax attorneys, partners and entrepreneurs.
The 2017 Women Who Count Awards were announced during AFWA’s annual Women Who Count Awards lunch held Oct. 30 in Alexandria, Va.