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Building a culture of trust

June 29, 2021

By Chip Knighton Martha Mavredes, CPA, is a planner. When the COVID-19 pandemic sent her staff at the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) home in March 2020, the team didn’t miss a beat — in no small part because of work she had done years prior. Mavredes, who was appointed Virginia’s auditor

2021 Top 5 Under 35 Award Recipients

June 22, 2021

The VSCPA Top 5 Under 35 Award recognizes emerging CPA leaders under the age of 35 who have notable professional achievements, VSCPA accomplishments on the state or chapter level, community contributions and/or dedication to the CPA profession. Amanda DiStasio, CPA Owner, Optimal Accounting, LLC

2020 Impact Award Winner: Louise Reed, CPA

June 10, 2021

Louise Reed’s most notable innovation is Afloat, a company that utilizes blockchain technology and smart contracts to automate the exchange of state transferable tax credits. Louise received her master’s degree in physics at Duke. “I like using the power of math to see how the world works today, but

2021 Ruth Coles Harris Award winner: Tyrone Dickerson, CPA

June 10, 2021

Tyrone Dickerson, CPA, references the décor at the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) offices when discussing diversity in the accounting profession. Now NASBA has made progress on improving the profession’s diversity, led by Dickerson and inspired in part by those pictures

2021 Outstanding VSCPA Member: Alan Witt, CPA

June 8, 2021

Alan Witt, CPA, has worn many hats in his lengthy accounting career — partner, community champion and now college instructor, to name a few. But he’s proudest of those three letters after his name. Witt, recently retired as partner at regional firm PBMares — he was the Witt in Witt Mares, one of the