Cohort 3 Fellows

Meet Heather M. Cozart, CPA
  • Partner, FORVIS LLP, Top 10 Public Accounting & Advisory Firm
  • Previous Partner of DHG, who merged with BKD, LLP to form FORVIS
  • Member of DHG’s Executive Committee, elected to two terms
  • Subject Matter Expert for DHG on Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) disclosure matters
  • Prior experience at two public companies, and at the SEC in the Division of Corporation Finance
  • Board Member, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Marbles Kids Museum (former Treasurer), serving third term
  • Previous Chair of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants’ Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.
  • Graduate of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Raleigh Program
  • BSc, Double Major – Accounting & Business Admin- Finance Concentration – Salisbury State University
  • Former Member of Salisbury State University Women’s Field Hockey Team


  • 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards – Triangle Business Journal
  • Recipient of TBJ “Healthiest Employer Awards” as Office Managing Partner of DHG’s Raleigh Office