Laurie J. Tish, CPA (WA) was selected on May 4 as the Nominating Committee’s candidate for NASBA Vice Chair 2018-2019, to stand for election at the October Annual Business Meeting. If elected Vice Chair by the member State Boards of Accountancy, Ms. Tish will automatically accede to NASBA Chair 2019-2020. A former NASBA Secretary, Director-at-Large, Pacific Regional Director and Chair of the Uniform Accountancy Act, Accountancy Licensee Database/CPAverify, and Global Strategies Committees, Ms. Tish was a four-term member and chair of the Washington State Board of Accountancy. She is the national practice leader for government services for Moss Adams LLP, based in Seattle, and specializes in governmental accounting and auditing, municipal finance, regulatory accounting and federal compliance audits. Ms. Tish was a member of the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee and presently serves on the Washington Society of CPAs’ Government Accounting and Auditing Committee and as a technical reviewer for the Government Finance Officers Association.

Election of the NASBA officers will be held at the Annual Business Meeting on October 30, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. Nominating Committee Chair Telford Lodden (IA) has requested that all qualified State Board members interested in serving on the 2018-2019 Board of Directors submit a letter of interest and biographical information to by May 29, 2018. Nominations for any elected Board position, including the office of Vice Chair, may also be made by at least five Boards if filed with NASBA Chair Theodore Long, Jr. (OH) at least 10 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting. No nominations from the floor will be recognized.

State Boards from the Central, Middle Atlantic, Pacific and Southeast Regions are asked to submit their nominations for their Nominating Committee representatives by May 29, 2018. These nominations with bios and resumes should also be sent to

Questions about the elections should be directed to Anita Holt (615) 880-4202. This year, at both NASBA Regional Meetings, there will be receptions held for individuals interested in serving on the NASBA Board of Directors. These were very successful last year in identifying those who want to become involved in leadership.

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