Master of Accountancy Adjuncts

Patrick Knipe, CPA

Mr. Knipe earned his B.S. and M.Acc. degrees from Stetson University. He is a CPA with extensive experience in public accounting. He began his career at a local accounting firm and, after a merger with the international firm of Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers), he was named managing partner of the firm's Orlando office. He has extensive experience in public practice, having served as audit engagement partner for clients in the commercial, governmental, and not-for-profit sectors. Mr. Knipe served for one year as president of the Florida Institute of CPAs and for six years on the National Council of the AICPA. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Audit Committee of CCS Medical Holdings, Inc. He is also a member of Stetson University's Accounting Board of Advisors.

Lisa Smith-Jones, CPA

Lisa Smith Jones earned a master of accountancy degree from Stetson University and a bachelor of science in business administration from California State University, Long Beach. She is a licensed CPA in the State of California, where she currently resides in Huntington Beach. Her 20-year career in public accounting has included serving a diverse client base as an Audit Assurance Manager in KPMG's Orange County, California office as well as private practice.

Smith-Jones has been in private practice for the past 14 years, providing a full range of accounting and consulting services to privately-held businesses and non-profit organizations. She has also started and operated multiple small businesses.