Margaret DeBoe Leadership Program Welcomes 2nd Class

Margaret DeBoe Leadership Program Welcomes 2nd Class

We are happy to announce that the second class of the Margaret DeBoe Leadership Program began on February 6th and will run through June 2018. We have 22 young leaders participating from 16 of our member firms and are fortunate to have Bo Fitzpatrick of 20-20 Services facilitating each of the sessions this year. Immediate Past President and Shareholder at Rubino & Company, Jenny Herrera, was on hand to welcome our new class and give them some background on the program and why it is so important.

Firm partners often tell us that they wish their younger staff had stronger management, communication or other “soft” skills, that they were more invested in a career in public practice or that they could step up to business development roles more effectively. Even the best technicians will struggle to advance in firms if they cannot master these leadership qualities, and we knew this was an area where the GWSCPA could better serve our members.  

About Margaret DeBoe

Margaret DeBoe was not only the first woman President of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs. She was a leader in firm management, an expert speaker on many topics and a mentor to countless young professionals.

The Participants for this year are:

Festus Acha

Citrin Cooperman

Jennifer Altrudo

Your Part-Time Controller

Dan Borne

Rubino & Company

Bethany Bouw

Ryan & Wetmore, PC

Karis Call

Rubino & Company

Ben Coffey

Johnson Lambert LLP

Gemma Coronado

Councilor, Buchannan & Mitchell PC

Robert Geist

Tate and Tryon

Jordan Hillin


Fred Magdaug

Raffa PC

Rachel Marino

Ernst & Young

Katelyn Miller

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman

Ben Nalette

Hertzbach & Company PA

Thomas Netznik

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freidman

Todd Pietrich

Tate and Tryon

James Poulos

Calibre CPA Group LLC

Candace Raboff

Raffa PC

William Rouquie


Laurie Shevock

Kearney & Company

Sandeep Tuladhar

Rogers & Company PLLC

Shari Walker

Your Part-Time Controller

Justyna Zuchmanska

Renner & Company, CPA, P.C.