Client News: The Georgia Society of CPAs Announces 2013 Meritorious Service Winner



ATLANTA, GEORGIA – JULY 2013 – The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) has honored Charles Hendry with its 2013 Meritorious Service Award. This annual award recognizes individuals who have shown extraordinary dedication to the public or the profession from an accounting perspective.

With over 40 years of public accounting experience, Hendry has been active with GSCPA and its Educational Foundation on multiple levels, including serving as past president for both. During his tenures, he made commitment to the future of the CPA profession a recurring theme. His contributions have been recognized before by GSCPA; Mr. Hendry earned GSCPA’s Public Service Award for 1988.

Most notably, during his term as GSCPA’s president, Hendry saw the need to achieve excellence and strive to advocate for the CPA profession in Georgia, so he worked tirelessly to inform GSCPA’s membership and stay on top of many issues that are incredibly important to the profession.

Marlan Nichols, GSCPA’s immediate past chair, says, “Those who know Charles Hendry are aware of his devotion to The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the CPA profession and his community. Through his involvement with GSCPA, The Educational Foundation of The Georgia Society of CPAs and the accounting profession as a whole, he stands out as a member who goes above and beyond the call of duty.”

In addition to his enduring efforts on behalf of professional organizations, Hendry has been a prominent leader in his community and church philanthropic activities including Kiwanis International, the Whitfield Healthcare Foundation and the Hamilton Healthcare System.

Boyd Search, GSCPA’s CEO, says, “Charles is the epitome of a servant leader, often inspiring others to achieve excellence via his example, his commitment to relationships and his infectious enthusiasm for the accounting discipline. We are privileged to have him as a member and colleague of GSCPA.”

“I’m incredibly honored to have been awarded this distinction,” says Charles Hendry. “Having worked alongside many other notable professionals who have received this award, I know that GSCPA is selective with those they honor. To now be counted amongst this amazing group of peers is humbling and amazing.”

About GSCPA GSCPA is the premier professional organization for CPAs in the state of Georgia. With almost 14, 000 members throughout the state, the purpose of the GSCPA is to achieve excellence by providing superior advocacy, leadership, service, lifelong learning and personal and professional development opportunities. For more information, access the GSCPA web site at

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