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Friday, April 3, 2020 Webcast

IssuesWatch Live: Coronavirus Tax and Business Update (E2004564)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT

Registration: 9:45 AM EDT




News about the coronavirus crisis is coming at us at dizzying speeds. Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s important and what isn’t. Join us for our second live broadcast on business and tax issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.


NJCPA’s Ralph Albert Thomas and Jeff Kaszerman will be joined by Laura Gunn, director of government relations at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. The focus of the discussion will be primarily on the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's new loan and grant programs as well as an overview of the CARES Act. You’ll have the opportunity to submit your questions during the broadcast, and you also can submit them to us in advance at

This meeting will take place on Facebook Live. Join us live on our Facebook page at 10 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 3rd.


Laura Gunn

Laura Gunn

Director, Government Relations

NJ Chamber of Commerce

Jeffrey Kaszerman

Jeffrey Kaszerman

Vice President Government Relations

New Jersey Society of CPAs

Jeff Kaszerman is the vice president of government relations for New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA). He works with the CEO and board of directors to create and implement advocacy initiatives that protect and promote the interests of the CPA profession, the business community and the public. Jeff monitors legislative and executive branch activity that impacts CPAs by writing position papers, developing grass roots membership activities to enhance lobbying efforts and raising money for the NJ-CPA-PAC. He also liaisons with other pro-business groups like the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), and Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) to coordinate legislative strategies. Prior to joining the NJCPA 25 years ago, Jeff worked on several political campaigns, worked for former Governor Jim Florio and for Common Cause New York. He previously owned a lobbying and public affairs firm. Jeff graduated from Rutgers University, Newark, with a Bachelor of Arts in History and minored in Political Science and Business Administration. Jeff belongs to Compassion and Choices, the Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He enjoys reading books about history and science.

Ralph Thomas

Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA

CEO & Executive Director

New Jersey Society of CPAs

Ralph is the CEO and executive director of the NJCPA - a post held since 1999. He was appointed by New Jersey Senate President Sweeney to the New Jersey Economic and Fiscal Policy Working Group in 2018. He was also previously appointed to the AICPA Foundation Board and the inaugural AICPA National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. Ralph 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. He is also the treasurer of Opportunity NJ. Additionally, he was selected for the last seven years by Accounting Today as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.” Prior to joining NJCPA, he held various accounting-related management positions at Citibank, AT&T, Potomac Electric Power Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


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