PRESS RELEASE: Youngwood Resident to Lead Chapter of State Association

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

GREENSBURG, Pa. - Rachel Fritz, certified public accountant, was elected president of the Southwestern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

Fritz is an accountant with the Westmoreland County Housing Authority in Greensburg. She is a member of the Emerging CPAs and the Relations with Schools and Colleges committees. She is also treasurer for Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity. She is a graduate of Saint Vincent College.

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

President-Elect: G. Scott Yates, CPA, is an accountant at Clay and Gasconie LLC in Indiana, Pa. He previously served on PICPA's Executive Committee for the Southwestern Chapter. The Johnstown, Pa., resident is a graduate of Pittsburgh University at Johnstown.

Secretary/Treasurer: William R. Unger, CPA, is a finance manager with Siemens Industry Inc. in Canonsburg, Pa. He is a member of the East Hempfield Lions Club. The Greensburg resident received his bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his master's degree from Waynesburg University.


Contact Jacqueline Barnard, at (267) 675-6255, or Kathleen Miller, communications manager, at (215) 972-6188, to set up an interview with a chapter officer, or e-mail

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 and click on CPA Locator.