Cover & Rossiter, one of Delaware’s first and most respected certified public accounting and advisory firms, is pleased to announce that Samantha Maiorano was one of only 35 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s 14th graduating class. Maiorano was selected based on her exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, held on October 23-27, 2022.

The Leadership Academy was designed to help promising young accounting professionals engage with thought leaders, learn strategies to forge relationships, expand their competencies, and become leaders within the CPA profession. Participants represented all areas of the accounting and finance profession, including public accounting firms, business and industry, government, and consulting firms. The participants were recommended by their employers, state CPA societies and volunteer organizations.

AICPA Chair Anoop Natwar Mehta commented, “It was a privilege to be around such amazing young professionals. They understand the importance of personal development and building relationships. The CPA profession is about people, and AICPA Leadership Academy believes in the importance of developing strong leaders.”

Maiorano is a Supervisor in the Audit Department. Since joining Cover & Rossiter in July of 2016, Sam has focused primarily on non-profits, bringing invaluable knowledge and support to the team. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at the University of Delaware. Maiorano is a young founder with the Fund for Women, an endowment held at the Delaware Community Foundation that provides grants to support women’s and girls’ programs in Delaware. She is also a mentor for Fresh Start Scholarship. Maiorano enjoys spending her free time with her two daughters.

To date, more than 475 CPAs have participated in the AICPA Leadership Academy, many of whom have gone on to leadership positions within their firms, businesses or volunteer organizations. For more information about the AICPA Leadership Academy, visit:

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Cover & Rossiter is an award-winning CPA advisory firm recognized for providing high-quality advice and personalize service to enable their clients to achieve their objectives. The firm is a two-time award winner of the The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award presented by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact Lindsay Wheeler or 302-691-2224.