Elizabeth Krisher serves as the chairman of Maher Duessel in Pittsburgh. She has worked at Maher Duessel, a western-Pennsylvania-based CPA firm and nationally certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise, for over 30 years in multiple roles. Krisher's main goal as incoming PICPA president is to advocate for the CPA profession, highlight its importance, and improve avenues of entry into the field. "The CPA profession's service to the marketplace - ensuring a thriving economic environment that trades on the right information - is as critical as ever," Krisher says. "We want to open the doors wide to entice all those with the potential to be good accountants to enter the field, develop their skills, and earn their CPA license without unnecessary obstacles."
Krisher wants to highlight the multiple efforts that leaders in the profession are undertaking to solve challenges. Reducing barriers and making the profession more attractive to potential CPAs is more important than ever, and she will emphasize the need for all members to amplify and protect the profession's status as guardians of valuable, relevant, and accurate financial data.
Grant Thornton LLP
R. Charles Waring
Partner, Assurance and Technology Control Services
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Christopher M. Turtell
Herbein + Company Inc.
Barbacane Thornton & Company
Assistant Professor, School of Business
Centri Business Consulting, LLC
Barry M. Berkowitz
CBIZ MHM, LLC
Aaron R. Risden
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
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