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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Webcast

IssuesWatch Live: CPA Evolution (E2008354)

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT



Learn about the efforts to evolve initial CPA licensure to build a future-ready profession for a rapidly changing marketplace.


The CPA Evolution initiative aims to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today and will require in the future. It is a joint effort of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Representatives from from NASBA and the AICPA will discuss these questions and more:
  • What is the proposed model?
  • What are the benefits of the proposed model?
  • What are the next steps?




This meeting will take place on Facebook Live. Join us live on our Facebook page at 12 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 4th.


Colleen Conrad

Colleen Conrad, CPA

Executive Vice President and COO

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Colleen Conrad is the executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). In that role, she oversees all operations including NASBA’s CPA examination activities. She is a CPA and was a partner in a large regional CPA firm before joining NASBA to assume her current position.

Ralph Thomas

Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA

CEO & Executive Director

New Jersey Society of CPAs

Ralph is the CEO and executive director of the NJCPA - a post held since 1999. 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 is also the treasurer of Opportunity NJ. Additionally, he was selected for the last seven years by Accounting Today as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.” Prior to joining NJCPA, he held various accounting-related management positions at Citibank, AT&T, Potomac Electric Power Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Julia Woislaw

Julia Woislaw

Lead Manager for CPA Evolution


Julia Woislaw is the Lead Manager for CPA Evolution at the AICPA. Prior to joining the CPA Evolution team, Julia was the communications manager for the AICPA’s State Regulation and Legislation Team.


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