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VSCPA Recognizes 64 Members with Prestigious Life Member Award

October 11, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: David Bass
(804) 612-9440
[email protected] 

Richmond (May 18, 2017) — The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) is pleased to recognize 64 members with its 2017 Life Member Award. The prestigious award recognizes those who have been members of the VSCPA for at least 40 continuous years. Including this year’s inductees, only 580 members have received the coveted Life Member Award in the VSCPA’s 107-year history.

“I am excited to honor these members for the contributions they have made to the CPA profession,” said VSCPA President & CEO Stephanie Peters, CAE. “The longevity of their careers represents a commitment to integrity, wisdom and guidance that is sure to enhance the success of future CPAs.”

Recipients of the Life Member Award will have their annual VSCPA membership dues waived and will continue to receive all benefits extended to VSCPA members, including all services and publications. They are also honored with a special lapel pin and certificate of recognition.

The following members were awarded life member status for 2017:

Anthony M. Aiken, CPA, of Fairfax
Richard J. Beason, CPA, of Roanoke
Pamela H. Boor, CPA, of Danville
Earl C. Brewer, Jr., CPA, of Wilkesboro, N.C.
Donald H. Britt, CPA, of Chesapeake
Ronald C. Britt, CPA, of Glen Allen
Walter C. Burger, CPA, of Chesapeake
Dale P. Burgess, CPA, of Richmond
Dennis D. Burgess, CPA, of North Chesterfield
Edward M. Burnell, CPA, of Fairfax
Ernest T. Carson, CPA, of Richmond
Michael B. Cooke, CPA, of Blacksburg
Donald L. Dale, CPA, of Covington
Robert B. Dale III, CPA, of Middleburg
Willard R. Devlin, CPA, of Richmond
Harry D. Dickinson, CPA, of Fredericksburg
Richard E. Dolan, CPA, of Glen Allen
Robert M. Dunham of Punta Gorda, Fla.
Hamilton R. Dwyer, Jr., CPA, of Chesapeake
Joel T. Flax, CPA, of Norfolk
Garry E. Friedman of Bellaire, Texas
William A. Fritz, Jr., CPA, of Fairfax
John R. Gillespie, CPA, of Annandale
Gerald L. Goodman, Jr., CPA, of Fredericksburg
Wayne R. Gries, CPA, of Charlotte, N.C.
Mason l. Hart, CPA, of Henrico
John D. Harter, CPA, of Bridgewater
Dana G. Kilgore, CPA, of Wise
Gary A. Koehmstedt, CPA of Springfield
Kenneth R. Kwedar, CPA, of Norfolk
Meda S. Lane, CPA, of Richmond
Richard A. Manahan, CPA, of Johnson City, Tenn.
Douglas W. Mann, Sr., CPA, of Richmond
James Mann, CPA, of Richmond
Eugene McNiff, CPA, of Virginia Beach
Jerald F. Miller, CPA, of Williamsburg
Steven R. Miller, CPA, of Forest
James C. Nesbitt, III, CPA, of Vienna
Walter B. Paxton, CPA, of Richmond
John M. Peterson, CPA, of Chespeake
Richard P. Pontynen, of Stuart
John E. Redd, Jr., CPA, of Mechanicsville
Arthur R. Robb, Jr., CPA, of Suffolk
Clifton L. Rutherford, CPA, of Winchester
Charles T. Saunders, CPA, of Norfolk
Robert K. Shaner, CPA, of Charlottesville
Kendall J. Shaw, Jr., CPA, of Richmond
Phillip W. Shiflett, CPA, of Charlottesville
John A. Spooner, CPA, of Manakin-Sabot
Randall R. Spurrier, CPA, of Chesapeake
Ellen N. Stempler, CPA, of Vienna
Keith H. Strohecker, CPA, of Richmond
Steven E. Stroop, CPA, of Staunton
Thomas H. Thatcher, III, CPA, of Virginia Beach
Purshottam M. Vachhani, CPA, of Virginia Beach
Ronald G. Vance, CPA, of Charlotte, N.C.
Thomas L. Visotsky, CPA, of Midlothian
Edward C. Wahler, CPA, of Williamsburg
Stephen A. Wannall, CPA, of Mineral
David W. Wheeler, CPA, of Charlottesville
Michael E. Wicks, CPA, of Alexandria
Stapleton W. Wills, CPA, of Charlottesville
James K. Wood, CPA of Big Pine Key, Fla.
John R. Wynn, CPA, of Chesapeake

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) is the leading professional association in the Commonwealth dedicated to enhancing the success of all CPAs. Founded in 1909, the VSCPA has 12,000 members who work in public accounting, industry, government and education. For more information, please visit the News Room on the VSCPA website at vscpa.com, email [email protected] or call (804) 612-9440. To search for a CPA in your geographic region, visit vscpa.com/FindaCPA.









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