Clar Rosso Named AICPA Vice President, Member Learning and Competency

March 25, 2013

Contact: James Schiavone, 212-596-6119,

DURHAM, NC (March 25, 2013) –
The American Institute of CPAs, the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, has named Clar Rosso vice-president, member learning and competency.

In her role leading the Publications, Conferences and Web Events, and Professional Development teams, Rosso will be responsible for growing existing AICPA product lines, identifying and creating new products and delivery platforms to advance the CPA profession and increase the competitiveness of CPA members, firms and employers. She will work closely with the Communications, Marketing, Strategy, People and Innovation teams, and CPA2Biz, to enhance member value, while maintaining the AICPA’s commitment to group study products. She will report to Anthony Pugliese, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

“On behalf of the AICPA, I’d like to offer Clar a warm welcome,” said Pugliese. “I’ve been impressed by Clar’s leadership and innovative work with the California Society of CPAs and I look forward to working with her on many exciting AICPA initiatives in the coming months.”

Prior to joining AICPA, Rosso worked as Chief Operating Officer of the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) and the CalCPA Education Foundation. She had previously served as CalCPA’s division director, programs and communications. During her tenure at CalCPA, Clar led transforming member recruitment initiatives, resulting in 30 percent membership growth from 27,000 to more than 40,000 members. She was also instrumental in developing and executing a strategic vision to revolutionize the Education Foundation business model, leveraging virtual education delivery.

Rosso holds a master's degree from San Francisco State University and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis.

She will be based in the Institute’s Durham office.