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June 17, 2014

OU grads win top honors

NORMAN — Two certified public accountants of Norman were honored by the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants during the organization’s annual awards ceremony June 13, in conjunction with the 96th annual Members Meeting at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman.

Ted Blodgett, J.D., CPA, CVA, ABV, a partner-in-charge of marketing and the valuation practice with Gray, Blodgett & Company PLLC in Norman, became the newest member of an elite class of Oklahoma CPAs as the 55th inductee into the Oklahoma Accounting Hall of Fame. Blodgett is the outgoing 2013-2014 president of the OSCPA.

Blodgett earned his bachelor’s degree at Cameron University before earning his juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

In addition to having 20 years of accounting experience, Blodgett serves on the board of directors for the Norman Community Foundation; treasurer on the advisory board for the Salvation Army of Norman; former treasurer on the board of directors of the Cameron University Foundation; and Former Friends of Scouting chairman for the Sooner District of the Boys Scouts of America.

Steve Corley, CPA, partner-in-charge of the Oklahoma offices for Eide Bailly LLP in Norman, was named the OSCPA’s 2014 Public Service Award Winner for his dedication to his community in serving hours of his time to an extensive list of groups and organizations in the Norman area. Corley has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Leadership Norman.

Corley, who has 30 years of accounting experience and has twice been honored as the Journal Record’s Most Admired CEO, is the 2014 campaign co-chair for the United Way of Norman and has been a member of the United Way’s board and finance committee.

He is active with the Center for Children and Families Inc. in Norman as a volunteer and capital fund cabinet member. In addition, he is a classroom volunteer and regional board member for Junior Achievement of Oklahoma. Corley is a past OSCPA MAP Committee chair. He is also a past president of the Norman chapter of the OSCPA and a member of AICPA.  

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