Networking, Scholarships, CPAs on TV & Women's Council: Catch Up on Events & Committees!



January Networking: The winter season kicked into high gear at RISCPA with the annual January Networking Event held January 17 at the Twin River Event Center. Over 450 professionals, representing a mix of RISCPA members and non-members from throughout southeastern New England enjoyed the evening that featured a buffet and cocktails reception, bustling business networking and a dynamic presentation from James Glassman, Chief Economist of JP Morgan Bank, New York. Save the date! Next winter’s Networking is already reserved for January 16, 2020! Watch for information in the months to come!



Scholarship Committee: The RISCPA Scholarship Committee has been busy through the winter reviewing the applications of area college students majoring in accountancy and finance who have applied for scholarship awards presented annually by RISCPA. We checked in with Scholarship Committee Chair Rachel Paliotti who explained the Committee has been busy reviewing student applications from various colleges for three scholarships - Carl W. Christiansen, Cheryl A. Ruggiero and KLR/Brian A. Altomari Memorial Fund. “We were able to award scholarships ranging from $683 to $5,000 to four extremely diligent, intelligent and industrious students,” says Rachel. “These students have demonstrated significant technical and analytical ability, superb teamwork skills, exceptional leadership skills and excellent communication skills which embody the values the RISCPA scholarships represent.” The Scholarship honorees will be announced at the Society’s annual Recognition Reception on April 23. Anyone seeking more information about the Scholarship Committee, can contact Rachel at: If you have not yet registered for the April Annual Meeting & Recognition Reception, do so now! April Recognition Reception Registration

Tax Committee on TV: If this hectic CPA season meant you have missed seeing the annual RISCPA Tax Forum program on RI PBS, make sure you catch up with it now. We want to thank our tax pros who participated in the program. Tracy Hess of Piccerelli, Gilstein & Co., served as moderator for the program for the first time this year and did a marvelous job! Joining Tracy for the discussion was panel veterans Pat Thompson, also of Piccerelli, Gilstein & Co., and Greg Porcaro of Ortrando, Porcaro & Associates. Check out our ace CPA TV team if you have not yet seen the program! 


RI PBS Tax Forum Show

Women’s Council: The Women’s Council of RISCPA has been busy planning out another event since early winter for its popular Women’s Roundtable series. The Women’s Council will present Surviving & Thriving through Organizational Change as its Spring 2019 Roundtable on Thursday, May 16, from 2:00pm-5:30pm at the Society seminar center. The Roundtable will feature Sandy Coletta, former CEO, Kent County Hospital as the keynote speaker who will talk on Guiding an Organization Through Significant Change.
Roundtable Discussion Leaders will include Alison Croke, President & CEO, Wood River Health Services, South Kingstown, RI, who will focus on Leading the Change. Pam Thornton, Director of Strategic HR Services, for Employers Association of New England (EANE) will lead on the topic, Employees Adopting to the Change. The Roundtable offers 3 CPE credits and registration can be found here.
Register for Women's Spring Roundtable



For more information about the Women’s Council, contact the co-chairs Jacquelyn Tracy or Kerri Rawcliffe at:,



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