SAN ANTONIO. January 29, 2009 – The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announced today that Ed Robinson, CPA will deliver the Keynote Address, “Rainmaking Strategies for Business Growth,” at its National CPE Expo on September 21-23, 2009 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Keynote Address will be delivered during a luncheon from noon to 2:00pm on Monday, September 21, 2009.

“We are delighted that Ed Robinson will be delivering this very timely, relevant presentation at the National CPE Expo,” said David Costello, CEO and President of NASBA. “We are confident his energetic, engaging and entertaining style and unique insights into leadership, marketing and practice growth will provide attendees with an enjoyable experience and valuable takeaways.”

Ed Robinson is President and CEO of Robinson Performance Group, and has over 30 years experience in professional service organizations. An internationally-recognized speaker, business growth coach, author and CPA, Robinson has spoken in over 30 countries addressing organizations such as KPMG, Wells Fargo, American Airlines, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HUD, Institute of Internal Auditors, MetLife, Merrill Lynch, Zurich Financial, Clear Channel/Time Warner, the US Postal Service, Deloitte, Environmental Protection Agency and NCR Corporation.

Robinson will share the core content of his system, The Rainmaker’s Strategies for Business GrowthTM: Qualities of a Rainmaker: integrity, empathy, clarity, persistence, vision, achievement and drive; Formulas for successful rainmaking; Client development process; Building a ‘Rainmaker’ confidence; Marketing and selling strategies. Using key concepts from his book, The Million $ Rainmaker, he will help attendees develop a sound marketing strategy, discover secrets to increasing closing percentages and create a foundation for effective client satisfaction.

NASBA Announces Ed “The Rainmaker” Robinson, CPA to Keynote National CPE Expo
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About the National CPE Expo

The National CPE Expo is designed for CPAs across all levels, job functions and organization types, including partners, CEOs, CFOs, controllers, accountants, auditors and consultants. The program features over 60 CPE sessions, led by top learning providers from the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, covering the most important technical, business and regulatory issues facing CPAs plus a Keynote Address, Accounting Industry Town Hall Meeting, networking receptions and exhibits. Attendees can earn up to 20 CPE credits (including the option for 4 post-event self study credits).


Founded in 1908, NASBA’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness of state boards of accountancy in meeting their regulatory responsibilities. The Association promotes the exchange of information among the accountancy boards, serving the needs of the 55 US jurisdictions. NASBA’s headquarters are located in Nashville, TN. More information is available at

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