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Stephanie Parton, CAE, IOM

vice president - communications

Stephanie Parton joined the Indiana CPA Society in 2000 as a media communications associate. She has since served as senior manager - marketing communications and director - marketing communications before being named vice president - communications in 2017.

She is editor of the CPA IN Perspective magazine and other INCPAS print and electronic publications. She oversees the department responsible for all marketing, publications, branding, public relations, social media, sponsorships and advertising.

In 2016, she was awarded Association Professional of the Year from the Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE). In 2011, she completed the curriculum in association management through the Institute for Organization Management with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She has served as a volunteer member of the Institute since 2011 and chaired the Board of Regents of the Winter Institute in 2017. She served as a CAE study session facilitator for ISAE from 2013-15 and as chair of its Professional Development Committee in 2011-12. 

During her tenure, the Society's communications department has received several awards, including:

2017 Gold Award - Best New App (IndustryUs App), Association Trends
2016 Outstanding Newsletter (CPA Excellence), Indiana Society of Association Executives
2015 Bronze Award - Direct Marketing Piece/Promotion (Student Recruitment Kit), Association Trends
2015 Innovative Marketing Campaign (Centennial Campaign), Indiana Society of Association Executives
2015 Best Tribute (“Indiana CPAs and Their Association: A Century of Service” Commemorative Book), Association Trends

She earned her bachelor's degree from Ball State University, Muncie, in 1997 where she majored in journalism and minored in public relations. 

She has more than 20 years’ experience in the communications field. Prior to the Society, Parton was information specialist for the Indiana Arts Commission from 1997-2000. 

She is a Certified Association Executive and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Indiana Society of Association Executives.