By Michael D. Colgan, PICPA CEO and executive director
After 42 years with the PICPA, 10 as CEO and executive director, it is with mixed emotions that I am announcing that I will retire at the end of 2021.
It’s been a great run: a lot of hard work, too many successes to list here, and a heck of a lot of fun.
I shared my intention to retire with the PICPA Board earlier this year, and PICPA President Jill Gilbert quickly formed a CEO search committee composed of PICPA members and led by Marty Levin, PICPA’s immediate past president. Over the past few months, the committee posted the position and is in the process of candidate interviews. The committee will make its recommendation to the Board in June 2021, with a Sept. 1 effective start date. After a short transition period, I will officially retire on Dec. 31, 2021.
When I started my career at the PICPA in 1979, I had no idea the experiences and opportunities that awaited me. I am grateful for the PICPA members I have worked alongside, many of whom I count as friends. We have plenty of time in 2021 to reflect, celebrate, and say our goodbyes.
For now, know that your PICPA executive leadership and the PICPA team are working to ensure a seamless transition that never loses focus on our top priority, Pennsylvania CPAs.
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