The Texas Society of CPAs has chosen Jodi Ann LaFreniere Ray, a former executive at Meeting Professionals International, as its incoming executive director and CEO, starting next January.
At Meeting Professionals International, she was vice president of membership and volunteer experience, overseeing governance and community development for more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries. Before joining MPI, Ray was CEO of chambers of commerce in Connecticut, North Carolina and Texas, in charge of membership, government affairs, economic development and finance.
Ray earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fairfield University, the Institute for Organization Management (IOM) designation in 1998 and the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) credential in 2007.
“I am looking forward to working with the members, volunteers, chapters and staff at the Texas Society of CPAs and to bringing my experience in membership and volunteer development, strategic leadership and organizational management to this time-honored association,” she said in a statement.
TSCPA chairman Kathy Kapka said Ray would be an asset to the association’s staff leadership. “Jodi Ann was confidently selected by our leadership because she has the experience and expertise to successfully lead TSCPA into our next 100 years,” she said.
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