American Institute of CPAs Names Anthony Pugliese Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

November 19, 2012

New York (Nov. 19, 2012) – The American Institute of CPAs today announced that Anthony J. Pugliese, CPA, CGMA, CITP, has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Anthony PuglieseIn this capacity, Pugliese will oversee member service, continuing professional education, publications, conferences, academic and career awareness, specialized communities and credentialing, finance and accounting, member value, internal audit, information technology, and business process reengineering. He is based in the Institute’s Durham, N.C. office.

Pugliese joined the AICPA in 1997 from Deloitte & Touche, LLP in New York where he was a manager in the firm’s audit practice. He was instrumental in the AICPA’s move to Durham, acting as overall project manager for the relocation of many of the AICPA’s operations from New York in 2006. He is the past chair of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the board of directors for the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Research Triangle Regional Partnership.

“Anthony is an experienced leader with a deep understanding of the CPA profession and clear vision of the role the AICPA must play in meeting the needs of members around the world,” said Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA and CEO of the AICPA. “In this position, Anthony will ensure that our members continue to receive the absolute best education, insight and service available so that they are equipped to meet the financial needs of clients in these uncertain and challenging times.”