Gainesville, Fla. (December 19, 2016) – CPAmerica International, an accounting
association of independent certified public accounting firms, is proud to
announce its 2017 board of directors. The new board will have its first meeting
of the year at CPAmerica’s office on Jan. 18 to discuss 2017 initiatives and
other long-term goals.
Steward, shareholder of Pulakos CPAs, PC., in Albuquerque, N.M.,
is the new chair of the board. He succeeds 2016 chair, Joseph Ciccarello,
leading partner of Gray, Gray & Gray,
in Canton, Mass.
“I am looking
forward to an outstanding year representing the membership of CPAmerica
International during my tenure as chairman of the board,” said J. Brad Steward.
“With more than $900 million in combined membership revenue and more than 4,000
combined professionals throughout the United States, CPAmerica is an
outstanding organization because of its members.”
Malthouse, president of VonLehman
& Company, Inc., has been elected to the vice chair/chair-elect position.
proved to be a great year and I'm looking forward to what this board will bring
to the membership in 2017,” said Alan Deichler, president of CPAmerica. “As a
member-driven association, the board represents the membership within CPAmerica.”
Among the nine
elected board members, returning board members include, Joseph Ciccarello of
Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP; J. Brad Steward of Pulakos CPAs, PC; Brian
Malthouse of VonLehman & Company, Inc.; Timothy Arter of Brickley DeLong, PC; John Lauer of HBL
Robert McGowen of McGowen, Hurst, Clark
& Smith, P.C.;
and Sharon Thompson of Hughes, Snell &
newly-elected board members include Don Cowan of Cowan,
Gunteski & Co., P.A.; and Ernie Gelpi of Kushner LaGraize,
CPAmerica’s support to its members
is a unique blend of active members, headquarters staff and expert technical
CPAmerica International is an accounting association of independent CPA firms
that provides practice management support, continuing education, marketing,
online services and other programs for the improvement of its member firms. As
a member of Crowe Horwath
the association expands to more than 200 independent accounting and advisory
services firms in more than 130 international countries, ranks in the Top 10
accounting networks worldwide and in North America, and has a combined firm
revenue of more than $3 billion. Learn more about CPAmerica on LinkedIn and Twitter.