IssuesWatch LIVE | December 16, 2020
December 21, 2020
During this IssuesWatch Live broadcast, we provided a update on the legislative, regulatory and professional issues impacting CPAs in New Jersey and nationally.
Chris J. Schiffer
Chris Schiffer, AIF, CFP, CPA, MBA, is a senior financial adviser with Wealth Enhancement Group. He was the 2018/19 president of the NJCPA Middlesex/Somerset Chapter. Chris is also a member of the Financial Planning Association. He received a BS in accounting from Fordham University and his MBA in finance and international business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
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Michele Siekerka, President, NJ Business & Industry Association leads the nation’s largest employer association representing over 20,000 member companies and 1.1 million employees within the state. She brings a diverse background steeped in executive management and a reputation for effective leadership along with her understanding of business and government and how they can productively interact. A former Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, she has also served as president and CEO of the Mercer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and as vice president and senior legal counsel for AAA.
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Ralph Albert Thomas
Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA, is the CEO and executive director of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. He was appointed by New Jersey Senate President Sweeney to the New Jersey Economic and Fiscal Policy Working Group in 2018. He was also previously appointed to the AICPA Foundation Board and the inaugural AICPA National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. Ralph is a lifetime member and former national and chapter president of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), was appointed chair of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s (NASBA) State Society Relations Committee, and is a member of the accounting advisory boards of Lehigh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Montclair State, Felician, Thomas Edison universities and Middlesex County College. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Theresa Hinton is Chief Operating Officer at the NJCPA. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-226-4494 ext. 212.
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