Press Release: New Castle Resident to Lead Chapter of State Association

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

HERMITAGE, Pa. - William L. Brown, a certified public accountant, was elected president of the Northwestern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

Brown is the owner of William L. Brown, CPA Tax Services. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee and the Relations with Schools and Colleges Committee for the Northwestern Chapter. Brown previously served on the Act 32 Tax Collection Task Force and CPA Image Enhancement Committee. In addition to his service with PICPA, Brown is an officer of the Lawrence County Tax Commission Committee, plays in a musical group, and is a former member of the Shenango Area School Board. Brown received his bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University.

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

President-Elect: Frank E. McWilliams, CPA, is a supervisor at Hill, Barth & King LLC in Hermitage. He is secretary for the Rotary Club in his hometown of Hermitage. McWilliams received his bachelor's degree from Grove City College.

Treasurer: James B. Slater, CPA, is a senior manager at Carbis Walker LLP in New Castle, Pa. Slater is also a member of PICPA's Relations with Schools and Colleges Committee for the Northwestern Chapter. Slater received his bachelor's degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

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For more information or to 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.