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Anna Neil, CPA, CGMA, receives national award

Huntington, W.Va. – Huntington Federal Savings Bank applauds Assistant Comptroller, Anna Neil, CPA, CGMA, on a national award she recently received at Beta Alpha Psi’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. During the event, Neil was recognized as Beta Alpha Psi’s 2019 Business Information Professional of the Year in Industry and Government.

Beta Alpha Psi presents Business Information Professional of the Year awards to one professional across its more than 300 active chapters in three segments: education; industry and government; and professional services. To qualify for nomination, candidates must have affected a great number of lives through contributions to their professions, regionally and locally, through the positions they hold within the accounting, finance and information systems profession and by exhibiting a high degree of participation in professional affairs and associations.

“Huntington Federal is very proud of Anna’s achievement, and we are all proud to have her as a member of our team,” commented Matt Wagner, Huntington Federal Savings Bank president and CEO. “Having held positions in the public accounting, government and industry sectors, while also maintaining high involvement and commitment to a variety of professional associations, Anna was an exceptional choice for the Business Information Professional of the Year award.”

Neil’s Business Professional of the Year nomination was submitted by Marshall University’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, of which she is an active member.

Casey Snodgrass, Marshall University’s Beta Alpha Psi chapter president, gave praise to Neil. “Anna was instrumental in our chapter’s effort to strengthen ties with the West Virginia Society of CPAs.  She developed an outreach project to visit local high schools to promote the accounting profession to students and included our Beta Alpha Psi chapter in those efforts. Through this collaborative outreach project, our chapter was able to be more actively involved with the West Virginia Society of CPAs and strengthen the relationship between our two organizations. In addition, she continues to be highly involved with Beta Alpha Psi and is very encouraging to Marshall students who seek accounting careers. She always provides honest answers to student questions and genuinely wants to help them achieve their career goals.”

Neil is a lifelong West Virginia resident and a 2011 graduate of Marshall University with degrees in Accounting and Finance.  She began her career as an auditor with the public accounting firm SullivanWebb, PLLC, and became a licensed CPA in 2012.  After leaving public accounting in 2015, she worked as a Revenue Audit Supervisor for the City of Huntington before accepting her current position as Assistant Comptroller with Huntington Federal Savings Bank in 2016. 

“Receiving the Business Information Professional of the Year award is a tremendous honor,” stated Neil.  “Beta Alpha Psi is very important to me.  It has helped me become a better professional, be comfortable in my own skin and network with people I may never have otherwise met. It’s an organization with which I strongly encourage accounting and finance students to become involved.”  

In addition to involvement with Beta Alpha Psi, Neil is an active member of the West Virginia Society of CPAs. She is co-chair of their Young CPA Committee, a board member for the organization’s Accounting Education Foundation and past president of the Huntington chapter. She also serves on Marshall University’s Advisory Board for the Division of Accountancy and Legal Environment and is a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State.

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Established in 1934, Huntington Federal Savings Bank is headquartered at 1049 Fifth Ave., Huntington, as well as four branch locations across Cabell, Putnam and Wayne counties. Through its many years in operation, Huntington Federal is dedicated to being a financial leader in the local community and is proud to have provided thousands of mortgage loans to homebuyers and paid millions of dollars in interest to depositors. More information can be found at www.huntingtonfederal.com.