2011

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William Roberts
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Gil Nielsen
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Ways & Means Committee Chairman and Democratic National Committee Chair to Speak at AICPA Spring Meeting of Council - May 22-24 

Published May 18, 2011

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 WHAT:
 2011 Spring Meeting of Council of the American Institute of CPAs
 WHEN:
 Sunday, May 22 – Tuesday, May 24, 2011
 WHERE:
JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
 WHO: Rep. Dave Camp, Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee, Washington, D.C.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair, Democratic National Committee, and Member, House Budget Committee and House Judiciary Committee, Washington, D.C.

Rep. Jim Renacci, Member, House Financial Services Committee, Washington, D.C.

Rep. Steve Palazzo, Member, House Armed Services Committee, Washington, D.C.

Rep. Mike Conaway and Rep. Brad Sherman, founding members and co-chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional CPA Caucus, Washington, D.C.

Paul V. Stahlin, Board Chair, AICPA, Belle Mead, N.J.

Barry C. Melancon, President and CEO, AICPA, New York, N.Y.


Topics slated for discussion include the following:

  • Budget Outlook
  • Tax Reform
  • Dodd-Frank Implementation

A copy of the agenda is pasted below, and is available from Shirley Twillman, AICPA senior manager of media relations, at 202.434.9220 or by email at stwillman@aicpa.org.

Press workspace and Internet connections will be available to accredited media.


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AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
2011 SPRING MEETING OF COUNCIL
MAY 22-24, 2011

JW Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC   20004
Phone:  202-393-2000
Fax:      202-626-6991

REGISTRATION – GRAND REGISTRATION DESK – LOWER LEVEL

Sunday May 22, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Monday May 23, 7:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday May 24, 7:00am-12:30pm

BUSINESS DRESS FOR THE MEETING

BUSINESS CASUAL DRESS FOR THE WELCOME RECEPTION

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011 – Grand Ballroom – Lower Level

3:00-3:20pm
1.  Welcome and Opening Remarks by the Chairman of the Board
    a.  Peer Review Board Vacancy

Paul V. Stahlin

3:20-3:25pm               
2.  Approval of the Minutes of the 2010 Fall Meeting of Council/Annual Members’ Meeting

Paul V. Stahlin

3:25-3:40pm               
3.  Presentation of the 2010 AICPA Public Service Award for Firms

                                               
Introduction:    Kathy G. Eddy, Chair – Awards Committee

                                               
Recipient:        Battelle & Battelle LLP

3:40-4:40pm               
4.  Guest Speaker – George F. Will, Political Commentator & Columnist 

4:40-5:10pm               
5.  Report from the Center for Audit Quality
Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director

5:10-5:40pm               
6.  Report on Audit Quality Centers
Susan S. Coffey, AICPA Senior Vice President – Member Quality & International Affairs

5:40-6:00pm
7.  Open Forum

6:00pm
Adjournment of Sunday Session

7:00-9:00pm
Welcome Reception
Capitol Ballroom – Lower Level



MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011 – Grand Ballroom – Lower Level

7:15-8:15am                Continental Breakfast – Capitol Ballroom – Lower Level

8:15-8:20am                Transition to Grand Ballroom

8:20-8:40am              
8.  Opening Remarks by the Chairman of the Board
Paul V. Stahlin

8:40-9:40am               
9.  Guest Speaker – Eleanor Clift, Political Analyst for the Fox News Channel and Panelist on The McLaughlin Group

9:40-10:50am
10. Report from the President and CEO Barry C. Melancon

10:50-11:10am
Refreshment Break – Grand Ballroom Foyer – Lower Level

11:10am-12:10pm
11. AICPA/CIMA Joint Venture Update
Barry C. Melancon, President and CEO
Arleen R. Thomas, AICPA Senior Vice President – Member Competency & Development

12:10-1:30pm
Group Luncheon – Capitol Ballroom – Lower Level
Guest Speakers –
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX)
Founding House Members – Congressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants

1:30-1:40pm                Transition to Grand Ballroom

1:40-3:00pm               
12. Briefing for Capitol Hill Visits
Mark G. Peterson, Vice President – Congressional & Political Affairs
Edward S. Karl, Vice President – Taxation

3:00-3:30pm
13. Guest Speaker – Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman – House Ways and Means Committee

3:30-3:50pm                Refreshment Break – Grand Ballroom Foyer – Lower Level

3:50-4:05pm
14. Presentation of the 2011 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award
Introduction:    Paul V. Stahlin
Recipient:        Dale L. Flesher

4:05-4:25pm
Briefing for Capitol Hill Visits (Continued)

4:25-4:50pm
15. Report from the Assurance Services Executive Committee William R.Titera, Chairman
Amy R. Pawlicki, Director – Business Reporting, Assurance and Advisory Services & XBRL

4:50-5:00pm
16. Open Forum

5:00pm                        Adjournment of Monday Session


TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

7:30-9:15am               
AICPA PAC BREAKFAST-$100.00 Minimum Personal Contribution During 2011 (CLOSED)
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) – Senate Finance Committee Member
Sam Donaldson – Veteran Washington Consultant for ABC News
Capitol Ballroom – Lower Level

8:30-9:15am                Continental Breakfast – Grand Ballroom Foyer – Lower Level

9:15-9:25am                Transition to Grand Ballroom

9:35-9:40am
17. Opening Remarks by the Chairman of the Board Paul V. Stahlin

9:40-10:00am
18. Guest Speaker – Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
Chair – Democratic National Committee

10:00-10:20am
19. Guest Speaker – TBD

10:20   10:35am
20. Presentation of the 2010 AICPA Public Service Award for Individuals
Introduction:    Kathy G. Eddy
Recipient:        John W. Dean

10:35-10:50am            Refreshment Break – Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:50-11:20am
21. Report on Operations
Richard J. Caturano, Chairman – Finance Committee
Anthony J. Pugliese, Senior Vice President – Finance, Membership & Operations

11:20-12Noon
22. Panel Discussion:  Freshmen CPA Members of House of Representatives
Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH)
Congressman Steve Palazzo (R-MS)

12Noon                       Adjournment of 2011 Spring Meeting of Council – Capitol Hill Visits 

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