2018-2019 Northwestern Chapter Leadership

Sally-A-HawkinsonPresident - Sally A. Hawkinson

Sally is a senior staff accountant at Kersey and Associates PC. She specializes in business and large individual returns including multiple states. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mercyhurst University. Sally is a member of 1st Lutheran Church, where she serves on the church council and is on the worship and music and finance committees. Sally also provides bookkeeping, computer, and planning support for the Warren County 4th of July Organization, and serves as treasurer of the Hale Cemetery Association in Russell, Pa.

2018-2019 Chapter Officers

President-Elect – Ross A. Lockwood 

Ross is the controller at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community in Meadville, Pa. He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and a minor in management from Penn State Erie – The Behrend College. Ross is a member of the Meadville Public Library Board and the Crawford County Youth Association Board. Ross lives in Meadville with his wife Marie and daughter Rosalie. He enjoys hiking, traveling, sports, and reading.

Secretary/Treasurer – Padraic D. McGrath

Padraic is the owner of his own firm in Ridgeway, Pa., where he specializes in small business, not for profits, and individuals. He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Edinboro University, and holds both the CPA and CGMA credentials. He is a member of the PICPA Professional Ethics Committee. In addition to his roles with the PICPA, Padraic is treasurer at the Northern Tier Community Action, an actor at the Footlights of Elk County Community Theater, and volunteers therapy dog work with local seniors. He lives in Ridgeway with his wife and two children.


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