Press Release: Altoona Resident to Lead Chapter of State Association

Other Area CPAs to Serve as Officers of PICPA's Central Chapter

ALTOONA, Pa. - Randy W. Tarpey, certified public accountant, was elected president of the Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.
Tarpey is a partner with Harry K. Sickler Associates in Tyrone, Pa. He has volunteered his time over the years to many Central Chapter committees, including the Relations with Schools and Colleges Committee, Practitioners Committee, and Executive Committee. Tarpey, an Altoona resident, earned a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University.
Other 2010-2011 officers elected at PICPA's Central Chapter annual meeting include the following:

President-Elect: Michelle L. Peterson, CPA, is assistant director and controller of Improved Dwellings of Altoona Inc. She is a member of the Zion Lutheran Church family and children board. Peterson, a Duncansville resident, earned a bachelor's degree from Penn State Harrisburg.

Secretary: Lawrence D. Field III, CPA, is a partner with Dembert & Hoyne in Altoona. He is a member of the board of directors of St. Francis University's Stokes Club and is a supervisory committee member of ARC Federal Credit Union. Field, a graduate of St. Francis University, resides in Roaring Spring, Pa.

Treasurer: Robert G. Okonak Jr., CPA, is a partner with Ciocca, Benton & Okonak PC in Altoona. He is involved with Growth and Relationships of Young Professionals. Okonak, a graduate of Susquehanna University, resides in Altoona.