GWSCPA Celebrates 94th Year

GWSCPA Celebrates 94th Year

GWSCPA Celebrates their 94th Year

The Greater Washington Society of CPAs celebrated their 94th year at the Annual Membership Meeting on June 8, 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. The event began with an 8 hour CPE seminar, presented by Timothy Bartz, CPA from Upstream Academy.  The session attendees dove into topics geared toward becoming a high performing professional and bringing your team with you.

During the second part of the event, the Society took part in recognizing retiring board members; Doug Boedeker, CPA; Henry Mosley, CPA; Tom Tagle, CPA; Robin Valentine, CPA; Anne Qu; Arun Sardana; James Hammond, CPA; Daniel Murrin, CPA; and Andrew Lang, CPA.

We were proud to announce this year’s annual GWSCPA Member awardees:

Outstanding Young or Emerging Professional:      Chloe Parker, CPA
Outstanding Member in Business and Industry:    Scott Frisch, CPA
Outstanding Member in Public Practice:                Mary Anne Hakim, CPA
Outstanding Member in Government: James Dalkin, CPA
Outstanding Service to the Profession:                  Andrew Lang, CPA

The 2017 scholarship recipients were announced during the event. Those present to accept their award;  Kira Steven-George Washington University, Kyle Zimmerman-American University, Kevin Lopez-University of the District of Columbia and Senay Araya-George Mason University.

This was the inaugural year for the Margaret DeBoe Leadership Academy program. A year-long program that offers younger staff the ability to learn how to become stronger in management, communication or other “soft” skills, so that they could step up to business development roles more effectively. The first year consisted of 15 individuals from local area firms, 10 of which were present at the annual meeting to graduate and receive their certificates of completion.

Incoming board members were voted on during the business portion of the annual meeting. Marie Caputo, CPA; Susan Colladay, CPA; Heather Flanagan, CPA; Maria Georges; Sajeev Malaveetil, CPA; Kathleen Malloy; and Joy Whitlow, CPA were all welcomed to the FY18 GWSCPA Board of Governors.

We also heard the insightful outlook from incoming president, Alex Galeano, CPA. Along with Rachel Dresen, CPA, CGMA as the keynote speaker.

The day ended with a cocktail reception which included live music, cocktails, hors d’ouvres and friends.



Retiring GWSCPA Board Members with FY17
President, Jenny Herrera 

 2017 Scholarship Recipients with FY17 
President, Jenny Herrera

FY16-17 President, Jenny Herrera passing the
gavel ontoFY18-19 President, Alex Galeano