JPS Ben Hamrick Receives CPA Pinnacle Award – NCACPA’s Highest Honor

Johnson Price Sprinkle PA is pleased to announce Benjamin C. Hamrick, CEO & Shareholder, received the CPA Pinnacle Award on July 31, 2018.  The CPA Pinnacle Award is the highest honor bestowed by the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and recognizes individuals who have had a profound and significant influence on the CPA profession and/or the association itself. Ben received the award during NCACPA’s 2018 Recognition Dinner held at the Raleigh Marriott Center City in Raleigh, NC.

Early in his career, Ben was influenced by Zig Ziglar’s quote “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want” and Ben has lived his life accordingly.  Ben has been dedicated to helping individuals, organizations, communities, and the state, through his leadership and willingness to give.

Ben has held multiple leadership positions within NCACPA including Board of Director Chair, Treasurer, Investment Committee Chair, Audit Committee Chair, and Nominating Committee Chair. He has sat on the Advisory Council as well as the Forensics and Valuation Services Committee for the national professional CPA organization, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  Locally, Ben has provided leadership to the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce as its’ Board of Director Chair, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, and Audit Committee Chair.  Ben has also enjoyed his participation as an Appalachian State University Walker College of Business – Business Advisory Council Member; University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Management & Accountancy Advisory Board Member and Family Business Forum Board of Director; Branch Banking & Trust Advisory Board Chair; OpenDoors of Asheville Board of Director; and, Asheville Youth Cycling Board of Director.

Needless to say, Ben Hamrick’s exhaustive involvement has had ripple effects on many – personally and professionally – which has led to multiple recognitions throughout the years. From  Volunteer of the Year to being named an MP Elite by Accounting Today Magazine, Ben’s genuine and sincere efforts have been impactful. But none more impactful than his influence on Johnson Price Sprinkle PA where his career began and has remained since receiving his B.S.B.A. in Accounting and Information Systems from Appalachian State University.  Throughout his 30+ year career at JPS, Ben has dedicated himself to the firm, its’ people, his clients, and his professional development.  As CEO, he continues to lead the firm in its mission To Be Greater by positively impacting our Clients, People, Community and Profession.  And as a proud father and husband, Ben enjoys his work/life balance by spending quality time with his family.

Ben Hamrick, JPS CEO & Shareholder, upon receiving NCACPA's highest honor, CPA Pinnacle Award Ben Hamrick enjoying a moment while receiving NCACPA's 2018 CPA Pinnacle Award


JPS Ben Hamrick & DMJ Art Winstead and families enjoy celebrating their awards following NCACPA's 2018 Recognition Dinner, Raleigh NCJPS Ben Hamrick surrounded by family & colleagues after receiving the NCACPA 2018 CPA Pinnacle Award
Congratulations Ben Hamrick, 2018 CPA Pinnacle Award Recipient
Thanks for >Being Greater