Coronavirus Tax and Business Update

April 3, 2020

In this edition of IssuesWatch LIVE, NJCPA's Ralph Albert Thomas and Jeff Kaszerman are joined by Laura Gunn of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. They focus primarily on the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's new loan and grant programs as well as an overview of the CARES Act.


Don  Meyer

Don Meyer

Don Meyer is the Chief Marketing Officer of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. He has an extensive background in public relations, marketing, market research and member service to the 15,000-plus member professional association.

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Jeffrey  Kaszerman

Jeffrey Kaszerman

Jeff Kaszerman is the vice president of government relations for New Jersey Society of CPAs. He works with the CEO and board of trustees to create and implement advocacy initiatives that protect and promote the interests of the CPA profession, the business community and the public.

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Laura Gunn

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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 rthomas@njcpa.org.

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