Former Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director to retire, Board appoints new Executive Director

COLUMBUS, OH (January 8, 2013) – Effective December 28, 2012, the Accountancy Board of Ohio honored the requests of Ron Rotaru, Executive Director and Robert Joseph, Assistant Executive Director to retire after 13 and 38 years, respectively, of exemplary service to the Board, licensees and the citizens of the State of Ohio. Mike Fritz, Chair of the Board, expressed his gratitude to Ron and Bob for their service to over 33,000 licensees in Ohio.

“During their tenure, the Board was able to improve its communication to current and prospective licensees, expand its education assistance program, and strengthen its relationship with the Ohio Society of CPA’s,” said Fritz. “We will truly miss the service of Ron and Bob and wish them well in their retirement.”

The Board is also pleased to announce the hiring of John Patterson as Executive Director, effective January 13, 2013. John has served as the Attorney General liaison to the Board for over 10 years and has established a very strong relationship with key members of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

“John was our no. 1 candidate from a pool of very strong applicants, and his experience with the Board will allow us to move forward with our continued desire to serving the public interest in monitoring and licensing certified public accountants in the State of Ohio,” Fritz said.

> View pictures from the retirement celebration

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