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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Registration: 5:30 PM

The Westwood438 North Avenue
Garwood, NJ 07027

CPE Credits

  • 2.00 CPE Credits in SK


Free Event
This event is part of the Union County Chapter Season Pass - 2017/18 event bundle.
NJCPA CEO and Executive Director, Ralph Albert Thomas, CGMA will provide a professional issues and legislative update and will discuss the Society’s latest initiatives and advocacy efforts on behalf of the profession. Learn where the profession is headed and changes you need to be aware of to be future-ready.


Earn 2 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge.


Join us as we honor our chapter's past presidents for their service and dedication to the chapter.



Advance Preparation


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Early birds save $10 - late fee will be applied on and after 4/30. Season Pass holders must register for each event.

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Ralph Thomas

Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA
CEO & Executive Director
New Jersey Society of CPAs

Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA, began his service as CEO and executive director of the NJCPA in 1999. Prior to joining NJCPA, he held various accounting-related management positions at Citibank, AT&T, Potomac Electric Power Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was appointed to the inaugural American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, and subsequently the AICPA Foundation Board. Thomas is a lifetime member and former national and chapter president of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), was appointed chair of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s (NASBA) State Society Relations Committee, and is a member of the accounting advisory boards of Lehigh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Montclair State, Felician, Thomas Edison universities and Middlesex County College. Additionally, he was selected for the last seven years by Accounting Today as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.” He is also the treasurer of Opportunity NJ. Thomas earned a B.S. in business and economics as well as an M.B.A. from Lehigh University.

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