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Moore North America Graduates Third Class of Dynamic Growth Academy

Moore North America Graduates Third Class of Dynamic Growth Academy

The Moore North America (Moore NA) Dynamic Growth Academy (DGA) has completed its third program, graduating 18 participants from 12 member firms.


“While the disruption of this past year would have been enough reason for others to take a step back, we instead saw this group step up and take charge of their professional development,” said Moore North America Regional Director Brendan Quirk. “They really made this program their own, and while it might have been a rocky road, we are very proud of their commitment and fortitude throughout these 18 months.”

Graduates include:
  • Brad Atkin, Doeren Mayhew
  • Brandie O’Dell, Frazer LLP
  • Brian May, Lurie LLP
  • Candy Hsieh, Segal LLP
  • Dan Sloan, Topel Forman
  • David Killion, Brown Smith Wallace
  • Ekta Malhotra, HCVT
  • Emily Conley, Brown Smith Wallace
  • Jason Glickley, Topel Forman
  • Jayme Moore, GT Reilly
  • Lee Arnsman, CDH
  • Matt Megargel, Brown Smith Wallace
  • Melanie Phillips, Beene Garter
  • Mitchell Pepper, Beene Garter
  • Raj Brar, DMCL
  • Ryan Partridge, HCVT
  • Steve Hueffner, Topel Forman
  • Thomas Johnson, MS Tiller
“This was about looking deep into ourselves and figuring out what our leadership style was and how we could improve as leaders,” said Emily Conley, DGA graduate from Brown Smith Wallace.

This program features leadership development training from The Center for Character-based Leadership (CCBL). The first session kicked off in-person in November 2019, with subsequent sessions held virtually to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions. The program included four two-day sessions, as well as individual coaching, peer coaching and mentor support.

“I think the program in general has had a profound effect on my life,” said Dan Sloan, DGA graduate from Topel Forman. “I’m happier now, I’m healthier, I’m more efficient with work, I’m more present with my family, and I think in general it’s wearing off on people around me.”

The program garnered interest from firms across the United States and Canada, including participants from 12 different member firms. While much of the program’s opportunity for networking was limited to online connections, participants took advantage of their time during this unique experience, including additional one-on-one coaching and virtual happy hours.

“What’s been fantastic about this program has been my peer group of other amazing professionals across the Moore network,” said Conley. “We really challenged each other, supported each other, and we found ways to help each other turn our weaknesses into strengths.”

CCBL provides coaching focused on the complexity of leading in the top two to three levels of organizations and the talent they are developing to step into that space.

“We found this group to be exceptionally resilient and engaged to grow as leaders,” said Sandy Reeser, CCBL. “This past year brought new meaning to 'stepping out of your comfort zone,' and they took risks, asked for honest feedback, tried new behaviours and integrated learnings from their efforts.”

To learn more about this program, or to send your upcoming named partners to the next program, contact Lauren Williams at

About Moore North America
Moore North America (Moore NA) is one of five regional members of Moore Global Network Limited (MGNL). On a combined basis, MGNL member revenue exceeds $3 billion, making it the twelfth largest accounting network in the world. Moore NA has 34 independent firms in the United States, Canada and Mexico, including eight member firms on the INSIDE Public Accounting Top 100 Firms List. To learn more visit: or follow on Twitter: @MooreNAmerica

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Laura Metz, Marketing & Communications Manager
Moore North America