Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 1, 2004) -- The National Society of Accountants has elected Eldon R. Clingan, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP, as the group's president for 2004-2005.


Clingan, a tax practitioner in Auburndale, Mass., has been a member of the NSA since 1991. His previous volunteer leadership positions for the NSA include one year each as second and first vice presidents (2001-2003), four years as district governor (1997-2001) and vice chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee (2001-2002).


Clingan's early career was in public policy and he served as a civil servant, executive and appointed official in several government and nonprofit organizations.


The National Society of Accountants and its affiliates represent 30,000 members who provide auditing, accounting, tax preparation, financial and estate planning, and management services to approximately 19 million individuals and business clients. The majority of members are sole practitioners or partners in small or midsized accounting firms.


-- WebCPA staff

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