Kerry Jackson, a 1984 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana and senior executive vice president, chief operating and financial officer, and treasurer of Shoe Carnival Inc., has been named Distinguished Accountant for 2013-14. USI’s Romain College of Business accounting program and the Accounting Circle, an advisory group, present the award annually. The Distinguished Accountant Award recognizes professional achievement, service to the region and/or the University, and service to the accounting profession.
The award was announced by 1983 USI alumnus Don Breivogel, last year’s Distinguished Accountant and senior vice president and chief financial officer at Atlas World Group Inc. In presenting the award, Breivogel said, “Kerry Jackson is a leader in the community, an involved advisory board member, and an inspiration for USI graduates. He is very active at the University, serving on both the Romain College of Business Board of Advisors and the Accounting Circle. He is a most deserving recipient of this award.”
Jackson currently serves as senior executive vice president, chief operating and financial officer and treasurer of Shoe Carnival Inc. headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. He joined Shoe Carnival in 1988 and has served the company as executive vice president, senior vice president, vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, as well as in various accounting positions. Prior to joining Shoe Carnival he started his accounting career at Gaither, Koewler, Rohlfer Luckett & Co., as a certified public accountant.
Jackson is the immediate past chair of the Accounting Circle and received the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award, given by the USI Alumni Association.
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