Prof. S. Mark Young Receives CGMA-Sponsored AAA Lifetime Contribution Award

University of Southern California professor honored for contribution to management accounting education, research and practice


NEW YORK (January 13, 2020) 
– The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) and the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA), have named Professor S. Mark Young recipient of the 2020 AAA Lifetime Contribution Award.  Young is the George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports Entertainment Business and Professor of Accounting at the University of Southern California (USC).

The award recognizes professionals who have made a significant contribution to management accounting education, research and practice. It is sponsored by the Association, the global accounting organization formed by members of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The award is given on behalf of the Association’s Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which distinguishes a unique group of 150,000 management accountants worldwide who have reached the highest benchmark of quality and competency.

Professor Young was recognized for his 30-plus years of research in the automobile, airline, high tech and entertainment industries, as well as his studies in management control system design. He was presented with the award at the 2020 AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting in Houston, Texas.

Kristy Towry, vice dean for faculty and research and John and Lucy Cook chair and professor of Accounting at Emory University, and previous president of the Management Accounting Section of the AAA, commented:

“Professor Young’s lifelong research and teachings have provided management accountants with valuable insights to better guide their organizations on critical business issues.  This award also acknowledges his tremendous contributions to the management accounting profession worldwide.”

Young has received numerous awards for his research, including the Notable Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award and the Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Award. He has been published in Journal of Accounting ResearchThe Accounting Review, and Academy of Management Review, and served as associate editor of The Accounting Review. His book with Dr. Drew Pinsky, The Mirror Effect, was a New York Times Best Seller. Young is also a distinguished fellow of the Center for Excellence in Teaching at USC.

Young received a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

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