Gary S. Shamis CPA, M.Acc. Board Chair / Principal, Winding River Consulting

Gary S. Shamis CPA, M.Acc.

Board Chair / Principal, Winding River Consulting

With 30 years of accounting and consulting experience, Gary Shamis’s innovation and leadership has earned him honors such as E&Y Entrepreneur of the
Year; a Top Ten Managing Partner Elite (Accounting Today) where he was called the “very model of the modern managing partner, and this list is more or less unimaginable
without him”; Most Admired Peer (INSIDE Public Accounting); more than a dozen appearances on the Most Influential list (Accounting Today); and numerous other
industry accolades. He has served his profession within the ranks of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, including testifying before the Securities
Exchanges Commission on its behalf, and Ohio Society of CPAs.

He has written and edited for industry journals and is the co-author of How to Manage Your Accounting Practice: Taking Your Firm from Chaos to Consensus (2009), Stratagem: Simple, Effective Strategic Planning for Your Business and Your Life (2013), and Building Blocks (due out 2017).

With more than two-dozen nonprofits on his resume and even more awards on his shelves, Gary has successfully been at the helm of many influential boards and
committees.

He earned his Master of Accountancy from The Ohio State University and his Bachelor of Science from Tulane University.