2019-2020 Southwestern Chapter Leadership

Barnes_Tom_SWPresident – Thomas E. Barnes, CPA

Tom is the assistant controller of Chemstream Inc. in Homer City, Pa.  Prior to moving to industry, he worked in public accounting, specializing in audit and tax for businesses, not-for-profits, oil and gas companies, and individuals. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Tom is co-chair of the Emerging CPAs Committee, and was a recipient of the Young Leaders Award in 2016. In addition to his involvement with the PICPA, he serves as treasurer of the Evergreen After School Club of Indiana County. In his free time, Tom enjoys playing baseball and softball.

Tom is excited to continue the chapter's efforts to engage its members with a variety of professional and social events that will allow all of its members to find opportunities to develop professionally. He is looking forward to providing opportunities to grow the profession with members at all stages of their careers.

2019-2020 Chapter Officers

President-Elect – Amy L. Bishop, CPA

Amy is the tax and accounting manager at Delisi, Keenan, and Associates. She specializes in compiled and reviewed financial statements, as well as tax preparation and planning. She earned both her bachelor's degree in accounting and master's degree in taxation from Robert Morris University, and is a certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor. Amy is chair of the Southwestern Chapter Women in Accounting Committee, a member of the Emerging CPAs Committee, and was awarded the Young Leaders Award in 2016. She lives in Greensburg, Pa., with her daughters Rose and Aubrey, and her hobbies include listening to a wide range of music and attending concerts.

Secretary/Treasurer – Ronna S. Colland, CPA

Ronna is the director of finance and risk management at the University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg. She earned her bachelor's degree in management/accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. Ronna is a member of the Southwestern Chapter Schools and Colleges Committee and the Women in Accounting Committee. She serves on the finance committee at her church, and is treasurer of the United Methodist women's group, also at her church. She lives in Scottsdale, Pa., with her daughter, Cassandra. In her spare time she enjoys golf and attending concerts.

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The best way to get involved is to join a committee in your chapter. Examples of committees are the Schools and Colleges Committee, which helps inform the future of the profession, and the Emerging CPAs Committee, which plans events in your area.

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