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Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia George Willie Confirmation Resolution of 1999
PR 13-598

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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the appointment of Mr. George Willie to the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia George Willie Confirmation Resolution of 1999".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:

Mr. George Willie
827 Snider Lane
Silver Spring, Maryland 20905

as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia, established by section 201 of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act, approved October 1, 1974 (88 Stat. 1424; D.C. Code §31-1511), replacing Rosemary Cribben, whose term ended May 15, 1999, for a term to end May 15, 2004.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

George S. Willie - Chairman, Division of Firms - National Association of Black Accountants

George is the managing partner of Bert Smith &: Co., one of the largest minority owned management and consulting firms in the country. Bert Smith & Co. is also ranked by the Washington Business Journal as one of the largest certified public accounting firms in the Metropolitan D.C. Area. In 1997 George, who was selected by Accounting Today as one of the 100 most influential people in the accounting profession, and Accounting Today has also selected him into the 1998 Accounting's Hall of Fame; he has over 27 years of public accounting experience -- healthcare and state and local government sectors as his principal areas of practice.

Willie is campaigning to improve the profession's performance in attracting young talent, to broaden its diversity, and to help keep minority public accounting firms independent.

Career Highlights: Managing partner, Bert Smith & Co., 1988-present. . . Assistant professor, Howard University, 1976- 1988. . . Assistant professor, University of D.C., 1916-1988... Ribner & Becker, 1972-1976... Barclays Bank, 1965-1968.

Other Affiliations: Chair, AICPA Task Force "Minority Student Outreach Campaign" . . . Chairman, National Association of Black Accountants Division of Firms . . . Member, AICPA Minority Initiatives Committee...Member, Board of Visitors Howard University School of Business . . . Member, Greater Washington Institute of CPAs Auditing Standards Committee Member, Maryland Jockey Club ... Member, Health Care Financial Managers Association . . . Member, Association of Government Accountants ...Member, Executive Committee - Leukemia Annual Ball ...Member, Government Finance Officers Association.


National Association of Black Accountants: The NABA President's Award; the Division of Firms Award for Services and Achievement; Outstanding Accounting Leader; National Achievement Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Public Accounting;

Howard University: "Most Outstanding Graduates"

Education: American University, Washington, D.C, 1974, MBA; Howard University, Washington, D.C, 1971, BBA (magna cum laude).

Personal: Born Oct.13, 1946, Jamaica, West Indies Married to M. Doreen Willie ...One daughter, Georgia S. Willie, M.D. age 25 ...

Leisure pursuits - horse racing and reading... Recent reading - "The Creative Priority Driving innovative Business in the Real World" Jerry Hirshberg .. "Gung Ho! Turn on People in Any Organization"; Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles.

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