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Greg Anton, Chairman and CEO, Anton Collins Mitchell LLP

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Greg Anton is a founding partner of Anton Collins Mitchell LLP (ACM), a Denver, Colorado based CPA firm with offices in Boulder, Denver and Greeley. ACM has been distinguished for both its rapid growth over the past decade and the creation of a desirable work environment. The 100+ member firm has been recognized as a 2010-2014 Best Accounting Firm to Work for by Accounting Today, a 2011-2015 Best Company to Work for in Colorado and a two time Fastest Growing Private Company.

Greg served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) (2011-2012). He is the recipient of the AICPA’s 2015 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service, the highest award granted by the AICPA and is given to CPAs who have made major contributions to the CPA profession. Greg is the founder of the AICPA’s What's at Stake? The CPA Profession on Federal Fiscal Responsibility initiative which offers non-partisan guidance on how the U.S. government’s financial statements can be used for greater understanding of the nation’s fiscal health and clear analysis into why the financial statements provide a different perspective compared to the annual federal budget. Accounting Today has recognized Greg as one of the Top Most Influential People in Accounting. He has also been named one of The Top 25 Thought Leaders in public accounting technology by CPA Practice Advisor magazine.

During his career Greg has provided accounting and auditing services to private, public and multinational businesses. He has consulted on debt and equity offerings and various IPO's. Greg's defining characteristics are the long-term relationships he fosters with his clients, and his dedication to their total business needs which go beyond traditional accounting and auditing services.

Greg served as Chair of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA) Board of Directors during its Centennial year, is past President of the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Alumni Association and past chair of the UNC School of Accountancy Advisory Board. Greg also co-chaired the COCPA Foundation's Centennial Scholarship Campaign which successfully raised over $1.0 million for college accounting scholarships. Greg is a recipient of the Honored Alumni Award from UNC for his contributions to business and has been recognized as a top business news maker by the Denver Business Journal.

Greg and his wife Julie have two children, Cameron and Jacob. He enjoys spending time with his family including skiing, mountain biking, boating and fishing.

Professional Affiliations:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Board of Directors (2006-2009, 2010-2013), Chairman (2011-2012)
International Federation of Accountants, Nominating Committee
National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, Chairman
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, Past Board Member
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Council Member (2011-2013)
Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), Chairman
Mile High United Way, Board of Trustees
Junior Achievement, Board of Directors
Colorado Concern, Member
Wish of a Lifetime, Board Member
Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, Real Estate Committee (1995-1999), Board of Directors (1999-2005), Chairman (2004-2005)
Governor's Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC), Past Member
Colorado Concern, Member

Colorado License 0013767


BS Accounting, University of Northern Colorado