PRESS RELEASE: Sinking Spring Resident Elected Vice President of State Association

SINKING SPRING, Pa. - Robert F. Firely Jr., a certified public accountant from Sinking Spring, Pa., was elected 2011-2012 vice president of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) at its annual meeting and conference, held in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Firely is a partner with Herbein + Company Inc. in Reading, Pa. He a member of PICPA's Accounting and Auditing Procedures Committee for the Reading Chapter. Firely is also a past president of PICPA's Reading Chapter. He is active in his community, sitting on the board of the Reading Area Community College Accounting Advisory Committee. Additionally, Firely is the audit committee chair for the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce.

"I am honored to serve as vice president of PICPA, and will devote all my efforts to support and move forward the goals of Cheri [Freeh] in her role as president," Firely said. "I am especially enthusiastic of our efforts regarding diversity in the profession, and will work to advance this initiative."
Firely holds a bachelor's degree from Penn State University.
The other officers elected were Cheri H. Freeh, president (Hellertown, Pa.); Robert C. Jazwinski, president-elect (Hermitage, Pa.); Lisa A. Myers, vice president (Camp Hill, Pa.); and Julius C. Green, treasurer (Philadelphia).


For more information, or to set up an interview with Firely, please contact Jacqueline Barnard, public relations coordinator, at (267) 675-6255 or, or Kathleen Miller, communications manager, at (215) 972-6188, or

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