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.

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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 jbarnard@picpa.org.

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.