IssuesWatch LIVE | September 30, 2020

October 7, 2020

Watch NJCPA President Alan Sobel, NJCPA CEO & Executive Director Ralph Thomas, and NJCPA COO Theresa Hinton discuss the latest legislative and businesses developments in New Jersey and nationally in this edition of IssuesWatch LIVE!

Alan D. Sobel

Alan D. Sobel

Alan D. Sobel, CPA, CGMA, is the managing member of SobelCo where he is responsible for facilitating the strategic direction and day-to-day management of the firm. He provides expertise to clients in the areas of financial reporting, tax planning for businesses and high net worth individuals, and strategic business planning. Alan is the 2020/21 president of the NJCPA. He developed the concept for the Pass-Through Business Alternative Income Tax Act and played the lead role in writing the legislation and making it fit within New Jersey’s tax structure.

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Edward K. Zollars

Edward K. Zollars

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Melissa A. Dardani

Melissa A. Dardani

Melissa Dardani, CPA, is the founder of MD Advisory. She is also the leader of the NJCPA Cannabis Interest Group, a member of the Student Loan Debt Task Force and a member of the Emerging Leaders Council. She can be reached at

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Ralph Albert Thomas

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

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Theresa  Hinton

Theresa Hinton

Theresa Hinton is Chief Operating Officer at the NJCPA. She can be reached at or 973-226-4494 ext. 212.

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