Press Release: Penn Twp. Resident to Lead Chapter of State Association

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

PITTSBURGH - Elizabeth A. Krisher, certified public accountant, was elected president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

Krisher is a vice president and shareholder at Maher Duessel CPAs in Pittsburgh. In addition to her service with PICPA, she is a member of the board of directors and executive committee of the United Way of Westmoreland County. Krisher also volunteers her time with Leadership Pittsburgh, the North American Martyrs School, and the Penn Trafford Drama Guild. Krisher has a bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Other 2010-2011 officers elected at PICPA's Pittsburgh Chapter annual meeting include the following:

President-Elect: Martin A. Fritz, CPA, JD, is president of Equitable Midstream of Equitable Resources Inc. in Pittsburgh. He is vice president and a member of the board of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. Fritz, who resides in McMurray, also serves on the board of the United Way of Allegheny County and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown accounting advisory board. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a juris doctorate from Penn State University, and a certificate in management from the University of Idaho.

Vice President: Aaron Risden, CPA, is a manager at McCrory & McDowell LLC in Pittsburgh. He was named one of the 40 Under 40: PICPA Members to Watch in 2008 for his service to PICPA and demonstrated leadership qualities. Risden, a Pittsburgh resident, has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Secretary: Vivian M. Spratt, CPA, owns an accounting business in Aliquippa, Pa. She served as the co-chair of PICPA's Pittsburgh Chapter Practitioners Committee from 2004-2006. Spratt is a graduate of Russell Sage College.

Treasurer: James E. Hall, CPA, is manager of tax administration for Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC in Pittsburgh. In addition to his service with PICPA, he serves as co-chair of the state and local tax committee of the Tax Executives Institute. Hall, a West Mifflin, Pa., resident, earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in taxation from Robert Morris University.