The CPA-PAC Board of
Trustees is a nonpartisan committee responsible for the generation and distribution of
funds to state political candidates who support PICPA and the
CPA profession. CPA-PAC contributions, in concert with PICPA advocacy
efforts, safeguard the future of the profession by providing a voice in the political process. The CPA-PAC
is supported solely by the voluntary contributions of members of the PICPA.
To promote and strive for the improvement of government by encouraging, stimulating,
and providing the opportunity for CPAs and others to take a more
active role in political and governmental activities that affect the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania and its citizenry.
The CPA-PAC plays a critical role in
the election of candidates for statewide office
limited to the following categories: the Pennsylvania House and Senate; governor, attorney
general, auditor general, treasurer; and statewide courts. The CPA-PAC may
also disburse funds to caucus committees, political party committees, the
ChamberPAC, and state organizations that support PICPA’s legislative
Board of Trustees
The responsibilities and activities of the CPA-PAC, with the exception
of day-to-day administration, are directed by the CPA-PAC Board of Trustees.
Trustees are geographically diverse and politically balanced. All trustees must
be committed to analyzing candidates and promoting the CPA-PAC. Trustees must
be sustaining members of the PICPA and serve without compensation.
- Develop relationships with legislators. Members of
the CPA-PAC Board of Trustees should act as representatives of the PAC throughout the state and should
inquire about any local support given to legislators.
- Vet political candidates and determine yearly CPA-PAC contribution levels.
- Support the CPA-PAC and its annual solicitation process by conducting
outreach to firms.
- Attend fundraisers and events on behalf of the CPA-PAC.
Meetings of the board take place two to three times annually. Additional meetings may be held via conference call
(or in person) at the call of the chair. Action required to be taken at
a meeting of the Board of Trustees may occasionally be undertaken via telephone,
or electronic or written communication.