Press Release: Salladasburg Resident to Lead Chapter of State Association

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

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Jennifer L. Rhea, certified public accountant, was elected president of the North Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

Rhea is a senior manager at ParenteBeard LLC in Williamsport. In addition to her volunteer service with PICPA, she serves on the board of directors of Valley Prevention Services Inc., participates in Relay for Life, and is a member of the Jersey Shore Area School District Curriculum Advisory Committee. Rhea earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Lycoming College.

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

President-Elect: Thomas C. Graver Jr., CPA, is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Mifflinburg Bank and Trust Company in Mifflinburg. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and is a volunteer coach for youth sports. Graver, a Montoursville, Pa., resident, earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Bloomsburg University.

Secretary: Jeffrey L. Bennett, CPA, is a senior manager with ParenteBeard LLC in Williamsport. He is past president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lycoming County and a volunteer soccer coach for the Montoursville School District and Loyalsock AYSO. Bennett, a Williamsport resident, is a graduate of Lycoming College.

Treasurer: Gladys I. Asadi, CPA, is an auditor with Klein & Rizzo Inc. in Williamsport. In addition to her committee involvement with PICPA, she serves as finance council chair and school council treasurer at Lock Haven Catholic School. Asadi, a Lock Haven, Pa., resident, earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Pennsylvania College of Technology.