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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 member of both the planning committee of the annual AICPA’s National Conference of Employee Benefit Plans and the Executive Committee of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center. Gwen has also served as a board member for the Southwest Benefits Association and the Employee Benefits Institute. Gwen is a member of the AICPA and the Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas Societies of Certified Public Accountants.

Certifications & Honors

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA), member


  • 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 2013-2015, 2017-2019
  • 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
  • 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

  • Florida Institute of CPAs MEGA Conference, “SAS 136: Forming an Opinion and Reporting on EBP Financial Statements”, June 2021
  • Massachusetts Society of CPAs, May 2021
  • AICPA National Conference on Employee Benefit Plans, “Audit Completion and Wrap Up” and “Hit the Jackpot: Improve Audit Efficiency with Effective Project Management”, May 2021
  • AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center webinar, “2020 EBPAQC Managers and Supervisors Audit Planning/Accounting and Auditing Update: Accounting, Auditing & SECURE Act Update”, April 2021
  • The Plan Sponsor University, Panelist of Industry Experts, April 2021
  • Featured in the Journal of Accountacy, “‘When Everything Became Very Real”, February 2021
  • AICPA National Conference on Employee Benefit Plans, “The Aftermath of CARES Act and Continuing the COVID 19 Chronicles”, November 2020


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