Press Release: McMurray Resident to Lead Chapter of State Association

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

PITTSBURGH - Martin A. Fritz, certified public accountant, was elected president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

Fritz is president of EQT Midstream, one of three business units of EQT Corp., in Pittsburgh. In addition to his service with PICPA, he is president of the board of directors of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, and a board member of the United Way of Allegheny County. Fritz received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and holds a JD degree from the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law.

Other 2011-2012 officers elected at PICPA's Pittsburgh Chapter annual meeting include the following:

President-Elect: Aaron Risden, CPA, is a manager at McCrory & McDowell LLC in Pittsburgh. He is a former co-chair of the Community Involvement and Social Responsibility Committee with PICPA. Risden, a Pittsburgh resident, has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Vice President: James E. Hall, CPA, is manager of tax administration for Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC in Pittsburgh. In addition to his service with PICPA, Hall is a member of the Allegheny Tax Society. The West Mifflin, Pa., resident earned a bachelor's degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in taxation from Robert Morris University.

Secretary: Vivian M. Spratt, CPA, is owner of Vivian M. Spratt, CPA in Aliquippa, Pa. She is a former co-chair of PICPA's Pittsburgh Chapter Practitioners Committee and has been active in several other committees including the Executive Committee, Speakers Bureau, Lifestyles and Family Issues, and Cooperation with the Bar. Spratt obtained a bachelor's degree from Russell Sage College and specializes in tax audit and business valuations.

Treasurer: Victor D. Dozzi Jr., CPA, is a partner with CrawfordEllenbogen LLC in Pittsburgh and a member of PICPA's Budget and Finance Committee. In addition to his volunteer leadership with PICPA, Dozzi is treasurer for the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. The Pittsburgh resident received his bachelor's degree from Carlow University and his master's degree from Duquesne University.

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For more information or schedule an interview with any of the above members, please contact Jacqueline Barnard at jbarnard@picpa.org or (267) 675-6522, or Kathleen Miller at kmiller@picpa.org or (215) 972-6188.

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants is a professional association of more than 20,000 CPAs who work in public accounting, industry, government, and education. Founded in 1897, PICPA is the second-oldest state CPA organization in the United States. To find a member CPA in your area, visit our website at www.picpa.org and click on CPA Locator.