By Jill E. Gilbert, CPA, PICPA 2020-2021 president, and Michael D. Colgan, PICPA CEO and executive director
Sept. 1, 2020, is one of the most important and exciting days in PICPA’s 124-year history. In a bold move to deliver tremendous value to members and ensure the long-term success of the Institute, PICPA’s Board has authorized the acquisition of a nationally recognized CPE provider. CPA Crossings, a leader in online learning and continuing professional education, is now part of the PICPA.
CPAs Crossings was founded by two CPAs – John Higgins, CPA, CITP, and Bryan Smith, CPA, CITP, CISA – with technology expertise and an entrepreneurial spirit. They built a successful webinar business by partnering with state CPA societies across the country, including the PICPA. This acquisition aligns the strengths of our two organizations, giving PICPA members an expanded selection of expert content and instructors and cementing PICPA’s role in shaping the future of the profession.
PICPA members should all be proud to be part of an organization led by visionary CPAs who are willing to make strategic investments to better serve members and position the PICPA for growth. The boards of both the PICPA and the PICPA Foundation for Education and Research were involved throughout this lengthy process and voted unanimously to support and approve the acquisition on Aug. 20, 2020.
With CPA Crossings as a part of the Institute, our future is even brighter and full of innovative ways to learn and stay informed. Stay tuned to learn more about how the PICPA and CPA Crossings will build best-in-class learning programs that serve your unique and evolving needs.
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