Maria Baltar, AACSB International
Maria Baltar is Senior Director, accreditation services at AACSB International, She oversees a portfolio of over 100 schools internationally. Maria works closely with our global volunteer network, serves as the staff liaison to the Initial and Accounting Accreditation Committees, in addition to being the accreditation representative to schools in Latin America and the Caribbean. Maria’s career spans over 20 years and includes management experience in the hospitality and wholesale IT distribution industries. Maria has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of South Florida and an MBA from the University of Tampa.
Shawn Mauldin, Mississippi State University, College of Business
Shawn Mauldin is the director of the Adkerson School of Accountancy and professor of accounting at Mississippi State University. He received his BS and MBA degrees from Nicholls State University and his PhD from the University of Mississippi. He is a licensed CPA in Mississippi and holds the CMA and CFP designations. Prior to Mississippi State, he served as chair of the Department of Accounting and dean of the College of Business at Nicholls State University where he held the Cenac Chair in Accounting. As dean at Nicholls, he led the efforts for initial accounting accreditation and provided the leadership to develop an executive MBA program, an online general business degree program, and a maritime management program. Mauldin has published 45 academic and practitioner articles. He received the Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award from the Louisiana Society of CPAs in 2006. He served on the society’s board for 4 years and as president in 2012. He has served on the AICPA Council, the AICPA’s pre-certification committee, and the Southern Business Deans Association board. He currently serves on AACSB’s Accounting Accreditation Committee as Chair and on the Mississippi Society of CPA’s Board. Mauldin has chaired several initial accounting accreditation peer review teams and served as a team member for several accounting and business continuous improvement reviews.