2018 Meeting a Success
January 26-27, 2018
Last week’s member meetings in Corpus Christi brought hundreds of CPAs together to provide guidance and input for TSCPA’s future, hear updates on the latest professional issues, and meet and mingle with colleagues from all corners of the state.
Chairman Jim Oliver, CPA, CGMA-San Antonio, and President and CEO Jodi Ann Ray, discussed the TSCPA 2020, the Society’s strategic map, and some of the key projects underway to empower members to lead and succeed.
Treasurer Jerry Spence, CPA-Corpus Christi, Treasurer-elect Ben Simiskey, CPA-Houston, and CFO Steve Phillips, CPA, CGMA, shared a current financial snapshot of the Society and the CPE Foundation. A five-dollar dues increase was approved for CPAs who do not hold a retired license with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and International Affiliate members. That change will go in effect with the 2018-2019 membership year.
The results of the Society’s electronic elections were announced. Appointments made by Chairman-elect Stephen Parker, CPA-Houston, were ratified by a vote of the Board members.
A CPA-PAC report and awards to chapters were presented by committee chair Jesse Dominguez, CPA-Austin. Members were invited to participate in a text-to-give campaign, which provides an easy way for members to contribute to the CPA-PAC directly from their mobile devices. You can text CPAPAC to 41444 to check it out.
Fred Timmons, CPA-San Antonio, led the annual meeting of the Accounting Education Foundation, where incoming trustees were elected and members heard about programs tailored to support accounting students and educators.
Meeting attendees participated in roundtable discussions where they provided input and ideas for TSCPA to leverage and lead in technology, attract and engage younger members and improve the CPE experience.
Members also benefitted from four hours of CPE on timely topics.
Jim Lee, Ph.D., of the South Texas Economic Development Center, presented data regarding Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the Corpus Christi area -- and the continuing recovery.
Donny Shimamoto, CPA, CGMA, of Intraprise TechKnowlogies shared insight for CPAs on the path to innovation.
A Texas perspective on tax reform was discussed by Bret Oliver, CPA, of PwC.
Jimmy Martens, JD, CPA, of the firm Martens, Todd, Leonard & Ahlrich, presented challenges of a Texas sales tax audit.
In addition to learning and networking, members had quite a bit of FUN. Check out the photo album shared on our Facebook page here. A Facebook log in is not required.
You may also enjoy reading posts on the social media wall that was live during the meetings.
Make plans to join us for more updates, and definitely some more fun, at the Annual Meeting of Members at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, June 29-30.