The Virginia Society of CPAs has chosen a new chairman, Gregory F. Lawson, and a board of directors.
Lawson, a partner at Goodman & Co., in Newport News, will lead the society for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. He heads the firm's business valuation and forensic litigation services practice.
At the VSCPA's annual business meeting on May 16, Lawson outlined the VSCPA's top five goals for the year. They include advancing the advocacy of CPA interests in Virginia's legislative and regulatory arena; enhancing the society's Financial Fitness campaign; building a strong membership and flourishing community of CPAs; enhancing the VSCPA's continuing professional education offerings; and becoming an "association of the future" through a focus on attracting students into the CPA profession, engaging young professionals and addressing the succession planning issues of CPA firms.
The VSCPA also appointed Rebecca E. McCoy, a sole proprietor in Mathews, as chair-elect. As vice chairs, the VSCPA appointed Damon L. DeSue, of Dollar Tree Stores, in Chesapeake; Bradford R. Jones, of Fredericksburg; Malcolm H. Lathan Jr., of the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, in Charlottesville; and James K. Walker, of Walker Consulting Group, in Glen Allen.
At-large board members include: Jacqueline R. Arrington, of Scheulen, Patchett & Edwards, in Warrenton; Arthur Auerbach, of Goodman & Co., in McLean; Dawn D. Barnard, of Beers + Cutler, in Vienna; Lara B. Casteel, of Hantzmon Wiebel, in Charlottesville; Stephen M. Gay, of Harris, Harvey, Neal & Co., in Danville; Larry J. Hurt, of StellarOne Corp., in Charlottesville; Elizabeth H. Nolte, of Cocke, Szpanka & Taylor, in Reston; Roy D. Peters, of Central Virginia Foodbank, in Richmond; Tom Rosengarth, of Bridgewater College, in Bridgewater; and Richard G. Smith, of Witt Mares, in Williamsburg.
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