Forrest M. Cooley
2023 OSCPA Educational Foundation Recipient
Jay Richardson Memorial Scholarship
Who or what inspired you to get where you are today?
My parents inspired me to get where I am today. Not only did they set a high standard of hard work and perseverance, they also gave me opportunities to develop these traits.
How will you define success as a CPA?
I've always defined success with improvement, and reaching milestones is the most tangible marker for that success. I think that if I spend my career pursuing excellence, I will always improve, will always reach the milestones I set, and will always consider myself a successful accountant.
What are you most passionate about?
Running has been my passion for the last several years. There are no limits to what I can achieve in running. It has taught me to discipline my mind and strengthen my body. Running is a sport where I can improve my fitness and learn diligence.
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