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Hazelbaker honored with Accountant of the Year by OU BAP

May 18, 2010


MIDDLETOWN – Thomas D. Hazelbaker, CPA, has been named the 2010 Ohio University Beta Alpha Psi Accountant of the Year.  The award is bestowed annually to recognize personal and professional excellence in the field of accounting.

It is a special honor for this award to be earned by a professional who is not himself an OU alumnus.  Hazelbaker is a graduate of The Ohio State University, but has served on the Ohio University Accounting Advisory Board since its inception in 2000, and is currently Chairman of that board.  His longstanding volunteer commitment to both OU and the accountancy profession has earned Hazelbaker this honor.  The award will be presented at a banquet at Ohio University on May 20th.

“To be recognized for a meaningful career is an honor,” said Hazelbaker.  “I’d like to think that by giving back to the community and the profession, I have in some small way served others.  If that’s true, I am proud to have earned an award that recognizes the importance of service leadership.”

This recognition builds on Hazelbaker’s previous honor, bestowed by the OSCPA.  He is the 2009 recipient of the Gold Medal for Meritorious Service to the Accounting Profession.

Hazelbaker is the Chairman of Clark Schaefer Hackett, a “Top 100” regional public accounting firm with six offices located in Ohio and serving clients in the Midwest.  With nearly 30 years of experience with the firm, Tom has served in many roles, including president, executive vice president, shareholder-in-charge of both the Middletown and Dayton offices and treasurer. He has also served on many committees within the firm.
Tom Hazelbaker’s Current and Past Professional Affiliations:

Accounting Advisory Board, Miami University and Ohio University

OSCPA – Nominating Committee, Executive Committee, Council of Leaders, Political Screening Committee, Implementing Quality Education Taskforce

Member, AICPA – Key Person Program, Political Leadership Cabinet


Tom Hazelbaker’s Current and Past Community Activities:

Past President, Middletown Rotary Foundation

Member, District Scholarship Committee, Rotary International

Member, Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Middletown Chapter

Member, Business Technical Advisory Board, Miami University in Middletown

Member, Anthony Munoz Foundation, Advisory Board

Member, First United Methodist Church – Middletown, Board


Clark Schaefer Hackett is a prominent regional public accounting firm with six offices from which our approximately 300 shareholders, principals, managers and staff serve clients predominantly in Ohio, Indiana & Kentucky.  Founded in 1938, CSH is one of the largest Ohio-based public accounting firms and among the “Top 100” public accounting firms in the nation.  We serve mid-sized clientele in a variety of industries, including a significant number of not-for-profit and government organizations; Fortune 500 companies in niche practices; and prominent business owners and corporate leaders in the area of wealth management and personal taxation.  For additional information, please visit our website at

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