James Cousin, MBA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Diversity Officer

James Cousin, MBA, CPA,  is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Diversity Officer. He’s been with the association since 2001. In this capacity, James oversees accounting, the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo (top 150 national convention in the United States), HR, business opportunities, and facilities management. As the Chief Diversity Officer he is responsible for providing leadership and direction for AORN’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy. He has More than 32 years of experience in finance and accounting in various industries: healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, oil & gas and a Big 4 CPA firm. James earned an MBA from the University of Colorado (executive MBA program) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from California State University, Long Beach. He holds an active CPA license from the state of California. James is board member on multiple organizations, including Delta Dental of Colorado, Denver Scholarship Foundation and Vectra Bank Advisory Board.