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OSCPA mourns loss of longtime former CEO Clarke Price

Written on Apr 7, 2022
Former Ohio Society of CPAs President & CEO Clarke Price, FASAE, CAE, died April 5. Price was with The Ohio Society of CPAs for 40 years and spent 22 of those years as CEO before retiring in 2012.

“On behalf of The Ohio Society of CPAs – our Board of Directors and executive leadership, our staff and especially our members – I want to express our condolences to the Price family for this loss,” said OSCPA President & CEO Scott D. Wiley, CAE. 

“Clarke was a transformative leader for OSCPA and the profession for four decades,” Wiley said. “More importantly, he was a good man, husband, father and servant of our nation. His impact on the profession is invaluable as CPAs years later are still benefitting from his work.”

Price’s accolades and achievements were many, as his work on behalf of the profession was recognized by the AICPA’s Distinguished Service Award – the highest recognition bestowed on a non-CPA. He was named to Accounting Today’s list of “100 Most Influential People in Accounting” profession multiple times, and, worked with AICPA and other state CPA societies to shape national policy impacting the future of the profession. In his honor the Clarke Price Accounting Scholarship was created, intended for non-traditional students and veterans who exemplify the qualities and characteristics of leadership, innovation and commitment.

Throughout his leadership, he touched countless lives and remained a source of guidance and inspiration for members and CPAs across the country.

Read more about Price in his obituary here. In the coming weeks we will share a more in-depth profile of Price and how his leadership shaped the profession.