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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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