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Brogan Van Kleef

Brogan Van Kleef,Director and Independent Associate with Pre-Paid Legal ServicesWorkshop Presenter: Thursday, November 30, 2000Workshop Topic: Providing Benefits That Can Really Help Your EmployeesBrogan Van Kleef has been on the professional staff of two of Dallas's largest CPA firms as a tax accountant. She has also been the Director of Human Resources for a top Dallas CPA firm.

Spotlight on: Peter Coburn

AccountingWEB ProfilePeter CoburnPresident and OwnerCommercial Logic, Inc. A Story About how a Vision for Simple Excellence Leads to Viable SolutionsPeter Coburn is probably the antithesis of what most people imagine when thinking about a president of one of the major companies dominating the software industry. In fact, his demeanor is so flexible, uncomplicated and peppered with a good sense of humor, that it’s hard to even picture him as head of Commercial Logic, Inc.

Rob Chabot

Rob ChabotM.Acc., Academic Program Coordinator, Master of Accounting Program, The Max M. Fisher College of Business, Ohio State UniversityWorkshop presenter, Wednesday, November 29, 2000, 4-5 p.m. Eastern timeWorkshop Topic: The Importance of Advanced DegreesRob Chabot is a native of Whittier, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. He has a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a minor in Geography from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. He has a Master's degree in Geography from Ohio State University.Mr.

Tom Palka

Tom PalkaCFP, Founder of RIA Technology, Inc.Workshop presenter, Thursday, December 7, 2000Workshop Topic: 401(k): Your Hidden Income OpportunityTom Palka, CFP and founder of RIA Technology, Inc. discovered the need for people to understand their employer savings programs in January of 1987 as he began the process of meeting individually with over 1,000 Ford Motor Company employees to review their company savings program. Since that time RIA Technology, Inc.

Brooks Parker

Brooks ParkerProfessional Development ConsultantResults Accountants' SystemsA native of Boston, I studied Marketing Communications at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. This enhanced what I'd learned as co-founder and owner of The Parker Twins Co. My twin brother and I founded the company back in 1993 and built a well-established business that served hundreds of satisfied customers.

Jennifer Dayce

Jennifer DayceProfessional Development ConsultantResults Accountants' SystemsBorn and raised in San Francisco, CA, I was the youngest and only girl in my family. I decided that if I ever wanted to develop an identity, other than being someone's little sister, I needed to leave the state. And thus I did. I received my B.A. in Speech Communication from Denison University in Granville, OH.

Spotlight on August Aquila

AccountingWeb ProfileAugust Aquila, Ph.D.Vice President Mergers & AcquisitionsAmerican Express Tax and Business Services, Inc.A Deep Knowledge of the Accounting Profession Leads to Continuous SuccessOn any given day, you can find August Aquila deeply embedded in any number of pursuits: advisor, author, managing editor, teacher, marketing consultant … you name it, and he’s probably doing it—or probably has done it some time during his 28-year career span.Mr.

Robert Gold, MBA, CA

Robert Y. Gold, MBA, CARobert has been in public practice in Toronto for over twenty years. His background is with KPMG. He is the Managing Partner of Bennett Gold, Chartered Accountants - a full service CA firm located in Toronto, Canada employing a staff of twenty professionals.Bennett Gold is Canada's Internet leader among CA firms.

Spotlight on Donna Ingram

AccountingWeb SpotlightDonna Ingram, CPA, CFEMay & CompanyVicksburg, MSChange is a Good Thing for This CPADonna Ingram is one CPA who never gets tired of change. In fact, she thrives on seeing her world constantly evolve, grow and thrive.

Jeffrey S. Locketz, CPA, CNE

Jeffrey S. Locketz, CPA, CNELBL Technology Partners, a division of Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co., LLPJeff is a 1980 graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Computer Science and Business Administration. He has also received his certification as a Novell Netware Engineer.Jeff specializes in consulting with business owners needing help with their management information systems and internal control structures.

Geoffrey H. Wold, CPA

Geoffrey H. Wold, CPALBL Technology Partners, a division of Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co.,LLPGeoff Wold is a member of the LBL Technology Partners, a division of Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co., LLP. Previously, Geoff was employed from 1975 to 1999 at McGladrey & Pullen in the capacity of National Director of Information Technology Consulting and National Director of Integrated Technology Solutions.

David Thomas

David C. ThomasCo-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerIntacct CorporationDavid Thomas brings more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of accounting and Internet architecture to his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intacct Corporation. Thomas first developed accounting solutions in 1980, when he founded Cyma Systems, Inc., a leading provider of PC-accounting software.

Joe Hurley

JOE HURLEYSavingForCollege.comJoseph F. Hurley, CPA is a certified public accountant with over 20 years of experience in providing tax-planning services to individuals, corporations, and tax-exempt organizations.

Spotlight on Richard Oppenheim

AccountingWEB ProfileRichard Oppenheim, CPAFounder and CEOSysTrust Services Richard Oppenheim is a Renaissance Man who Continues to Pursue ChallengesThe Renaissance age was filled with intriguing geniuses who invented, painted, sculpted, achieved success, resurrected themselves from failure, and challenged the world around them.

Spotlight on Beverly Stein

AccountingWEB ProfileBeverly SteinPresidentP.O.V. MarketingAction-oriented Business Plans Make the DifferenceWhile possessing the best and most honorable of intentions, many professionals who write business plans miss the point and place their emphasis on the wrong set of objectives.

Chris Murphy

Chris MurphyVP – Operations Finance / Business DevelopmentFiNetrics, Inc.Chris Murphy is the Vice President of Operations Finance / Business Development for FiNetrics, an Internet company developing an online Financial EcoCenter™ for small- to medium-size businesses. Murphy’s goal is to help FiNetrics penetrate the $58 billion small- to medium-sized business market by identifying and initiating channel partner relationships.

Steven Siegel

Steven P. SiegelVice President of CPA Channel DevelopmentFiNetrics, Inc.Financial services veteran Steven P. Siegel is vice president of CPA channel development for FiNetrics, Inc. (www.finetrics.com), a new Internet company developing an online Financial EcoCenter for emerging and high-growth businesses.

Spotlight on Eddie Goldsberry

AccountingWEB ProfileEddie Goldsberry, CPADirector, International Tax ServicesPannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.Networking, High-Tech ToolsHelp an International Tax Practice Achieve ResultsThe art of doing business outside the borders of the United States certainly isn't anything new, but to Eddie Goldsberry, working in internat

Samuel Goble

SAMUEL F. GOBLEVice President, MicromashPhone: 303-649-0320Sam Goble, CPA, MBA, is Vice President of MicroMash, the leading provider of computer-based exam preparation courses for the CPA, CMA, CFM, CIA, CISA and Bar Exams. Sam is responsible for ensuring the company continues to develop technology- based training and continuing education products within the accounting and legal product lines, and maintaining its vision of providing Anytime Anywhere Learning.Sam has a B. S.

Spotlight on: Susan Waters

AccountingWEB ProfileSusan Waters, CAEExecutive DirectorCalifornia Society of CPAs Susan Waters Tackles the Tough Issues as the new CALCPA Executive DirectorSusan Waters has dealt with doctors, lawyers and the insurance industry during her 27-year professional career.

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