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Gwen Mazzola, CPA


Gwen has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. She is a 1997 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Arkansas (B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting). Gwen is the partner in charge of HoganTaylor’s ERISA practice. Gwen presents at national and regional conferences on a variety of topics related to employee benefit plans. Gwen is a member of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan National Conference planning committee and serves on the board of the Employee Benefits Plan Institute. Gwen also served as an executive committee member of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center and as a board member of the Southwest Benefits Association She is also a member of the AICPA and the Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas Societies of Certified Public Accountants. She primarily works remotely from Houston, Texas.

Certifications & Honors

  • Certified Public Accountant


  • B.S.B.A. in Accounting, The University of Arkansas, Summa Cum Laude

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), member
  • AICPA Employee Benefits Plan National Conference, planning committee member 2013-current
  • Southwest Benefits Association, Former Board member
  • Employee Benefits Institute, Board Member and Regional Ambassador
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA), member
  • Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), member
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA), member
  • BDO Employee Benefit Plan Alliance Community, Steering Committee former member
  • Tulsa Employee Benefits Group, member
    Northwest Arkansas Human Resources Association, member
    Leadership Benton County, Steering Committee member, 2009 to 2017
  • Leadership Benton County, Graduate, 2008

Speaking Engagements & Published Articles

  • Arkansas Fiduciary Summit, "Common Operational Errors and the Impact on Financial Statements and Communications", August 2022
  • AICPA EBP Audit Quality Center webcast, "Common Operational Errors ", June 2022
  • Massachusetts Society of CPAs, "Best Practices in Project Management", May 2022
  • Florida Institute of CPAs MEGA Conference, "Risk Assessment and Planning for Employee Benefit Plans", "A&A Update – Employee Benefits Focused", and Panel Discussion: Ask the EBP Experts", June 2022
  • The Plan Sponsor University, Panelist of Industry Experts, Louisville, KY, January 2022; Houston, TX, February 2022; Charlotte, NC, March 2022; Indianapolis, IN, April 2022; Oklahoma City, OK, May 2022; St. Louis, MO, June 2022; Houston, TX, July 2022; Charlotte, NC, Aug 2022
  • Missouri Society of CPAs, "Risk Assessment and Planning for Employee Benefit Plans", May 2022

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