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New appointees to local colleges’ Boards of Trustees

New-appointees-to-localNew appointees to local colleges’ Boards of Trustees

Submitted by Bernadette Morris

      Recently, both Barry University and FAU appointed S. Davis & Associates, P.A. partners to their Boards of Trustees. Founder and Managing Partner, Shaun Davis, was appointed to FAU’s Board of Trustees. Tanya Davis was appointed to Barry University’s Board.

Putting accounting into practice is the shining forte of noted CPA, Shaun M. Davis. Davis specializes in this every day. In light of his accomplishments and services statewide, Davis was recently appointed as a Board Member and Trustee for Florida Atlantic University.

“I am excited to be a member of the Board,” said Trustee Shaun Davis. “The University is doing great things throughout our great state, and I look forward to working with my fellow Board members to be a part of the institution’s continued successful growth and development.”

Through S. Davis and Associates, P.A., Shaun represents clients from a range of industries including non-profit, real estate, governmental, sports and entertainment and banking. Prior to launching his own firm in 1991, he served as an audit manager at Ernst & Young, one of the world’s largest accounting firms. He began his illustrious accounting career with Deloitte and Touche and holds a degree in accounting from Florida State University.

Davis has a rich history of involvement with educational, social and other community-based organizations. He has provided advice and counseling to numerous students interested in entering the accounting field and has participated in and/or held seminars and training sessions for minorities seeking advice on starting new businesses. Davis’ success as a business owner and community leader has provided him with an invaluable opportunity to give back and serve others. Shaun also served on the Board of Accountancy for the State of Florida for eight years, chairing the board for one year.

Tanya Davis is committed to putting accounting into practice at S. Davis & Associates, P.A. A noted CPA, Tanya is a Partner at the prestigious company, overseeing Attest and Accounting Services. Equipped with over two decades of experience in public accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services, Tanya was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Barry University.

“I am honored to be appointed as a trustee for Barry University, my alma mater,” said Tanya. “I look forward to broadening my expertise and sharing my years of knowledge with the institution.”

Through the services of S. Davis and Associates, P.A., Tanya works with clients in a range of areas including non-profit, governmental, real estate, public utilities, employee benefit plans and banking. A woman of many talents, Tanya oversees all matters related to auditing and accounting for SDA clients and manages hiring and development of the firm’s staff. She has over 25 years of experience in public and private sector auditing.

Prior to joining SDA, Tanya worked as an audit supervisor at Grant Thornton, after prior experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She graduated cum laude from Barry University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.

Tanya has a firm commitment to community activism and regularly contributes to a variety of professional, educational, social and other com-munity-based organizations. She has used her success and broad experience to provide advice and counsel to students interested in entering the accounting field. Tanya also works with new business owners and has developed financial analyses, feasibility studies, and business plans to help them succeed.

Tanya served on the Florida Board of Accountancy for the State of Florida for eight years, chairing the board for one of those years. She also served as a member of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy for seven years and is a lifetime member of the National Association of Black Accountants.

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