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"AOC is extremely proud to honor the outstanding performance and accomplishments of these exceptional CPAs," says Diane O'Meally, president of AOC, an international financial staffing and recruiting firm. "We think it is important to acknowledge financial professionals who think out of the box and we support the AICPA for honoring those individuals who use their experience together with new strategies, to bring their companies to new heights."
Mr. Larson was chosen for his innovative thinking over his past 25 years with Equitable of Iowa. During his tenure, he was a driving force in transforming a small life insurance company into one of the fastest growing financial services businesses in the United States. In the past ten years he has been a leader in building Equitable's assets from $ 1.7 billion to $ 14 billion, revenues from $ 200 million to $ 870 million, and net income from $ 26 million to $ 123 million. Total returns to shareholders during that 10 year period also exceeded 1,500 percent-the second highest among publicly traded life insurers.
Named president of Equitable in 1997, Mr. Larson retired in 1999. In addition to his many professional achievements, he serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Central Iowa, and has served on multiple civic, educational, charitable, and community boards.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national professional association of CPAs, with more than 330,000 members in business and finance, public practice, government, and education. It is the first national professional association to be ISO 9001-certified, in recognition of its quality management and assurance practices. With more than 120 offices throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, AOC is a world leader in the placement of temporary and direct-hire accounting and financial professionals. The company is headquartered in Saddle Brook, NJ. Their Web site is www.aocnet.com