Known for her integrity, trustworthiness, and competency, Anne Culton Ruzicka is thriving as a certified professional accountant (CPA). She started her career as the audit manager for Arthur Young & Co., after which she decided to step out on her own and found Ruzicka & Associates. Over the next four decades, Ms. Ruzicka served the company as a partner and vice president. She left in 2014, however, to pursue a position as the director of Kessler Orleans Silver, Ltd, PC. Today, Ms. Ruzicka is lending her services to Wipfli, LLP and Cetera Financial Servers and Predecessor Firms. She is the director of the former and a registered investment advisor for the latter. Her expertise lies in auditing and accounting for nonprofit organizations.
Outside of the office, Ms. Ruzicka is heavily involved in her community. She is a charter member of Women in Philanthropy at the University of Kentucky, a partner and treasurer of R.B. Babe$, the co-founder of the Chicago Society of Women CPAs, and the chairman of the audit committee of Business and Professional Individuals for the Public Interest, among other roles. Ms. Ruzicka also authored “Treasurer’s Manual for Non-profit Organization” and contributed numerous articles to professional journals. In recognition of her hard work and dedication both in and out of the office, she was honored with the Charlotte Danstron Memorial Award and an award from Ernst & Ernst.
To prepare for her endeavors, Ms. Ruzicka earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Kentucky in 1968 and 1969, respectively. She then became a CPA in the state of Illinois and a member of prominent organizations like the Illinois CPA Society, the Executive Club of Chicago, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
When Ms. Ruzicka has spare time, she enjoys hobbies like needlepoint, knitting, and crocheting, reading, watching University of Kentucky Wildcat basketball, and investing.