Hall of Fame Inductee
Chief Executive Officer
Clifton Gunderson LLP
Peoria, Illinois
BS, Accounting, 1970
MA, Management, 1971

Carl George has built an exceptional and respected career in accounting. He has worked for Clifton Gunderson, a national CPA firm, since graduating from Ball State in 1971. A recipient of the Miller College of Business Alumni Award of Distinction, he also has been honored numerous times by Accounting Today, a leading business newspaper in the accounting profession, as one of the top 100 most influential people in accounting in the United States.

A certified public accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), George is the past chairman of its Major Firms Group, an organization of 90 firms that are second in size to the “big four.” He also is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the Indiana Association of CPAs.

In 2007, George received the AICPA Special Recognition Award for his work leading its financial literacy initiative. As chairman of the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, he has spoken to audiences around the country about personal finance and financial illiteracy in America.