90th Annual Meeting and Convention
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TSCPA invites you to join your fellow members at The Grand Hyatt Nashville on June 15-17, 2021 for TSCPA’s 90th Annual Meeting and Convention.
Attendees will receive the latest updates in a presentation by the AICPA Incoming Chair, Bill Pirolli, as well as hear a timely economic update from Dr. Chris Kuehl with Armada Corporate Intelligence. The Convention will feature 12 CPE hours from national leaders in the areas of fraud, state-specific ethics, tax, and accounting and auditing. Additionally, upon registration attendees may choose four hours from TSCPA’s On Demand Video Library to watch at their convenience (expires Dec. 31, 2021). In addition to the great CPE, we look forward to TSCPA members connecting in person again at social events like our Opening Reception held at the Hyatt’s fifth floor pool, Annual Banquet, and additional social events and sightseeing opportunities. Register for the Convention by June 2 to secure your Early Bird registration fee.
Discounted room rates are available for June 14-17, 2021, starting at $189/night. Book online through the Hyatt website. Additional room dates outside of June 14-17 are available through the booking link but availability may be limited. Book before Friday, May 28 to receive TSCPA’s discounted rate!
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Dr. Chris Kuehl is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the chief economist for several national and international organizations – Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, National Association of Credit Management, Finance, Credit and International Business and the Business Information Industry Association. He is also the economic analyst for several state accounting societies – Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Kansas.
Prior to starting Armada in 1999 he was a professor of economics and finance for 15 years – teaching in the US, Hungary, Russia, Estonia, Singapore and Taiwan. He holds advanced degrees in economics, Soviet studies and East Asian studies.
Chris is the author of Business Intelligence Briefs and Executive Intelligence Briefs - both publications from Armada. He is also responsible for the Credit Manager’s Index from NACM and Fabrinomics from the FMA.Back to Speakers
Melisa F. Galasso, CPA
Melisa Galasso is the founder of Galasso Learning Solutions, LLC. She has nearly 15 years of experience in the accounting profession including in public accounting, education and industry. She specializes in creating custom training courses that promote genuine learning and drive improved outcomes. Melisa teaches courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing, including not for profit and governmental accounting, as well as courses dealing with essential professional and soft skills. Her goal is to customize each course to deliver exceptional return on investment by leaving each participant with actionable takeaways and clear means to apply what was learned. Melisa monitors regulatory bodies for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and serves as a subject matter expert in implementing the updated guidance.
She is a member of and frequent instructor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA), and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA). Melisa served as Past-President of the Board of NCACPA’s Charlotte Chapter and is Past-Chair of the A&A Committee for the NCACPA. She was appointed in 2016 to the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC) which is responsible for monitoring the activities of the various accounting and attestation standard setting boards and submitting comments and recommendations during the due process phase.
She was recognized as a Super CPA by Virginia Business Magazine in 2007 and received the 2013 Women to Watch - Emerging Leader Award from the NCACPA and AICPA. She is also a graduate of the 2014 class of the AICPA’s Leadership Academy. In 2016, Melisa was honored as one of the 50 Most Influential Women by the Mecklenburg Times and received the Top 5 Under 35 Award from the VSCPA. She received a 5.0 Speaker award from the NCACPA in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, Melisa received the Don Farmer Award from the NCACPA for the highest combined average scores on knowledge, skills, and materials from participant evaluations for all courses taught in a technical area.
Melisa has received the 2017 AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award for her practical approach, enthusiasm, and lively seminars.
Melisa received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and International Business from Georgetown University. Melisa has also completed the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Master Trainer™ Program.Back to Speakers
Steven Wlodychak, JD, LLM
Steven Wlodychak is retired principal and contractor with Ernst & Young LLP’s Indirect (State and Local) Tax practice in Washington, DC. Steve is a member of its National Tax Department, is a leader of its state and local transactions practice and serves as the state and local director of its Center for Tax Policy. He specializes in the state and local tax aspects of business transactions including not only advising on the state and local income tax consequences of transactions but also the effects of other indirect taxes, such as sales and use, property and employment taxes on business combinations.
He has assisted in the structuring and due diligence investigations of numerous transactions both for private equity and strategic investors and has addressed state and local tax considerations in all 50 states and on well over 900 different transactions.
Steve previously served in EY’s Los Angeles and New York offices, was a state and local tax attorney for one of America’s largest insurance companies and an associate attorney with a major regional law firm and worked in state government in New Jersey, including for the Governor of the state. He has published extensively on various aspects of state and local taxation, most recently as the co-author with Bruce Ely, Esq. of Bloomberg Tax’s Pass-through Entity Tax Navigator, an electronically based resource that provides coverage of the state taxation of partnerships, S corporations and other pass-through entities. In 2017, Steve and Bruce were honored by being named “authors of the year” by Bloomberg Tax for their efforts.
A frequent speaker, Steve hosts EY’s popular quarterly State and Local Tax webcasts and has led seminars on state and local tax matters throughout the US on a wide range of state and local tax topics. He has also been a guest lecturer on state taxation at the LL.M. in taxation programs at Georgetown University’s School of Law in Washington, DC. In June 2018, Steve was honored with EY’s first Lifetime Achievement Award for his education efforts for its tax professionals and, in 2020, with a Lifetime Achievement Award from its Indirect Tax Practice.
Steve received a B.S.F.S. degree (cum laude) from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, a J.D. (cum laude) from Seton Hall University’s School of Law (where he was an associate editor of the law review), and an LL.M. (Taxation) from New York University. Steve is a member of the ABA, the New York Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar and the New Jersey Bar.Back to Speakers
Douglas E. Warren, CPA, CFF, CFE
Douglas E. Warren is Senior Partner and CEO of WarrenJackson CPA’s PLLC. Mr. Warren has over 44 years of experience in forensic accounting, fraud investigations and taxation. Mr. Warren is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics and Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
Mr. Warren serves as a member of the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC), AICPA Council and the PEEC Ethics Enforcement Committee. Mr. Warren served 4 terms as a member of Tennessee State Board of Accountancy. He has served as Chair of the AICPA Board of Examiners and CPA Examination Review Board. He serves on various non-profit and corporate boards including Peoples Bank of East Tennessee, Mountain Trust Mortgage, Samaritan Hands and Chair of Sweetwater Hospital. He is a Past-President of the Tennessee Society of CPAs.
Mr. Warren was the recipient of the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019 Outstanding Discussion Leader awarded by the AICPA and a founding member of the Center for Public Trust. Mr. Warren speaks nationally on the topics of forensic accounting, fraud investigations, ethics and taxation. He has conducted fraud and ethical training for Campbell Soup, Black & Decker, Radio Shack, United States Postal Inspectors, Penske and other national entities.
Mr. Warren resides in East Tennessee with his wife Letha. They have two children and their spouses and two grandchildren.Back to Speakers
William R. Pirolli, CPA, PFS, CFF, CGMA
William (Bill) Pirolli, CPA, PFS, CFF, CGMA is a partner in the accounting, consulting and financial services organization of DiSanto Priest & Co., CPA’s located in Warwick, Rhode Island.
For over 40 years, Bill’s passion has been representing individuals and family/privately owned businesses in a wide variety of service areas including tax, estate and life planning, wealth creation and management, merger and acquisition, succession planning and everything else in between. Bill’s personalized and passionate approach has been instrumental in establishing himself as his client’s Most Trusted Business Advisor.
Bill has served on numerous committees for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) including the MAP Committee, the Small Firm Advocacy Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Relations with the Bar Association Committee, the AICPA Governing Council and is a Past Chair of The PCPS Executive Committee, serving that committee for nine years. He is a recipient of the AICPA Sustained Service Award.
He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and a member of the Public Accounting (AICPA) Board from October 2015 through May 2019. Additionally, Bill is past president of the Rhode Island Society of CPA’s, is past president of the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Directors of the Kent County Mental Health Association.
Bill was recently named as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AICPA with a term of June of 2021 – 2022. He is also Co-Chair of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Bill is an avid golfer, loves to cook and rides his Peloton with passion. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife Joanne.Back to Speakers
Perry Glen Moore, CPA, CIA
Dr. Perry Moore is Charles E. Frasier Professor of Accountancy and Director of Graduate Business at Lipscomb University in Nashville. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is Certified in Risk Management Assurance. A Nashville native, Perry graduated from Lipscomb with a degree in accounting and then completed his graduate studies at the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia.
For the Tennessee Society of CPA’s, Perry is a member of their Professional Ethics Committee. Perry has also directed their “Accounting Academy”, a program designed to attract high school students to accounting careers.
Perry is active in the Institute of Internal Auditors. He has served as a Past-President of their Nashville Chapter. Perry is also a Past-President of Delta Mu Delta, an international honor society for business majors.
Perry provides training for CPAs across the state of Tennessee on Professional Ethics. He serves as a member of the CPE Standards Working Group for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). In 2015, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs honored Perry with their International Teaching Excellence Award. He has also received teaching awards from the Tennessee Society of CPAs, Lipscomb University, and the University of Georgia.Back to Speakers