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Robert Allen, CPA, and Kenneth Omoruyi, CPA Recognized for Black CPA Centennial’s 40 Under 40 Black CPA Award

  • Published on Sep 20, 2021
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Black CPA Centennial’s Under 40

The 40 Under 40 Black CPA Award recognizes high-achieving Black CPAs influencing the profession, breaking barriers, and making an impact in the community.

Congratulations to Robert Allen, CPA – Houston, and Kenneth Omoruyi, CPA – Houston, who were recently named 40 Under 40 Black CPA Award winners. This award recognizes high-achieving black CPAs influencing the profession, breaking barriers, and making an impact in the community. This group will be formally honored at the virtual Black CPA Centennial Celebration on Nov. 12, 2021.

In 1921, 25 years after the first certified public accountant (CPA) certificate was granted in the United States, John W. Cromwell Jr. became the first Black CPA. He opened a door through which thousands of Black accountants would eventually pass. With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of Cromwell’s landmark achievement, the Black CPA Centennial—a year-long national awareness campaign recognizing Black CPAs in the United States and pushing for more progress to be made in achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the CPA profession—is proud to recognize 40 outstanding Black CPAs with its special 40 Under 40 Black CPA Award.

Robert and Kenneth, thank you for inspiring positive change and advancing diversity in the accounting profession! 

To learn more about the award winners and to register for the celebration, please visit

About the Black CPA Centennial

The Black CPA Centennial is a year-long celebration in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the first Black CPA in the United States led by a consortium of organizing partners, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Diverse Organization of Firms, Illinois CPA Society, National Association of Black Accountants, and National Society of Black CPAs. Visit for the latest information and event details or to support the celebration.