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Lisa Germano

Lisa Germano, CPA, CGMA, J.D., is president and general counsel of Actuarial Benefits & Design Company (AB&DC), an organization that assists business owners and key executives to establish and monitor retirement income goals, maintain retirement plan compliance, satisfy reporting and disclosre to government agencies and assist with internal controls and plan governance. Lisa is a member of the Virginia Bar and is licensed as a CPA by the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a principal in the law firm of Coyner & Germano, located in Charlottesville. Lisa founded two 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations; one for ovarian cancer research and the other a private-public partnership for public school funding for athletics and other nonacademic programs that keep students engaged. Lisa is immediate past chair of the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) Board of Directors and has served on the Board and has chaired numerous high-level committies for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). She was appointed by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Shulman to his Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee. She currently serves on the committee for the IRS EP/EO 2017 Joint Council meeting, co-chairs the IRS Mid-Atlantic Pension Liaison Group and was co-chair of the 2014 AICPA National Employee Benefits Conference. In 2015, Lisa received the Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award from the AICPA. In 2011, she was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel for her contributions in the employee benefits field and also in that year received the inaugural AICPA Sustained Contribution Award for her contributions to the CPA profession. In 1996 Lisa received the Hammer Award from Vice President Gore for voluntary service on regulatory work for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. She authors several newsletters and speaks frequently on employee retirement plan related topics, small business leadership and nonprofit governance and professional networking. Follow her on Twitter at @LisaGermanoCPA.