[IMGCAP(1)] Clar Rosso has been tapped to serve as vice-president of the member learning and competency group at the American Institute of CPAs.

In her new position, Rosso will lead the publications, conferences and Web events, and professional development teams. She will be responsible for growing existing AICPA product lines, identifying and creating new products and delivery platforms to advance the CPA profession and increase the competitiveness of CPA members, firms and employers.

Rosso, who will be based in the institute’s Durham, N.C., office,  will work closely with the communications, marketing, strategy, people and innovation teams, as well as CPA2Biz,.

Prior to joining AICPA, Rosso worked as COO of the California Society of CPAs and the CalCPA Education Foundation. She had previously served as CalCPA’s division director, programs and communications.

Rosso will now report to Anthony Pugliese, senior vice president and chief operating officer the AICPA.

“I’ve been impressed by Clar’s leadership and innovative work with the California Society of CPAs and I look forward to working with her on many exciting AICPA initiatives in the coming months,” Pugliese said in a statement.