Moore Stephens North America Launches Leadership Growth Academy

Minneapolis, MN – Moore Stephens North America (MSNA), the fourth largest accounting firm association in the United States, has teamed up with The Center for Character-based Leadership and LVG Advisors to provide leadership training for member firms.

The Leadership Growth Academy launches in November and provides valuable training and resources for soon-to-be or recently named partners. The program features four two-day sessions, alternating leadership and business development sessions, as well as individual coaching, peer coaching and mentor support.

“We have a number of firms looking to give their leadership teams the skillsets and tools they need to be successful,” says Tony Szczepaniak, CEO of Moore Stephens North America. “This was a great opportunity for us to partner with two great firms and offer our customers with solutions that will help them collaborate, innovate and improve.”

The program has garnered interest from firms across the United States and Canada, including participants from nine different member firms attending the first session, hosted by Minneapolis-based member firm Lurie LLP. The sessions will be held at several different member firms, as the program advances, providing members with the opportunity to visit other firms and make new connections.

“We are excited to have a team of nine individuals participate in the MSNA Leadership Growth Academy,” says Tony Caleca, managing partner of MSNA member firm Brown Smith Wallace. “[The Program] offers us an integrated package of business and professional development and leadership training through its coaching, accountability and workshops. It encompasses everything that we believe is important to provide our future leaders growth in career experiences while providing them the additional benefit of building relationships with the future leaders of our MSNA affiliates.”

The Center for Character-based Leadership 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.
LVG Advisors provides business development training, business development coaching and SAM-Pro services for professional service firms. These services are aimed at building firm revenue, strengthening practice professional confidence and maintaining client loyalty.

To learn more about this program, or to send your upcoming named partners to the next program, contact MSNA Program Manager, Audrianna Schenck at

About Moore Stephens North America
Moore Stephens North America (MSNA) is one of eight regional members of Moore Stephens International Limited (MSIL). On a combined basis, MSNA member revenue is $1.2 billion, making it the fourth largest accounting firm association in the United States. MSNA’s 40 member firms in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean have 118 collective offices in most major North American markets and nine MSNA Member Firms are part of Inside Accounting’s Top 100 firms. For more information, visit our site at
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Laura Ponath
Moore Stephens North America
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