A. Carlos Barrera, CPA (TX) was selected on May 3 as the Nominating Committee’s candidate for NASBA Vice Chair 2019-2020, to stand for election at the October Annual Business Meeting. If elected Vice Chair by the member State Boards of Accountancy, Mr. Barrera will automatically accede to NASBA Chair 2020-2021. A NASBA Director-at-Large, and former Treasurer and Southwest Regional Director, he currently serves as chair of NASBA’s Continuing Professional Education Committee and on the AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee. He has chaired NASBA’s Global Strategies, Legislative Support and Standard-Setting & Professional Trends Advisory Committees. Mr. Barrera is a former member and presiding officer of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. He is a partner of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, in charge of the firm’s Rio Grande Valley offices.

Election of the NASBA officers will be held at the Annual Business Meeting on October 29 in Boston, MA. Nominating Committee Chair Theodore Long (OH) has requested that all qualified State Board members interested in serving on the 2019-2020 Board of Directors submit a letter of interest and biographical information to [email protected] by May 27, 2019. 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 Janice Gray (OK) at least 10 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting. No nominations from the floor will be recognized.

State Boards from the Great Lakes, Mountain, Northeast and Southwest are asked to submit their nominations for their Nominating Committee representatives by May 27, 2019. These nominations with bios and resumes should also be sent to [email protected].

Questions about the elections should be directed to Executive Assistant to the President Anita Holt at (615)880-4202.

Again this year, at both NASBA Regional Meetings, there will be receptions held for individuals interested in serving on the NASBA Board of Directors in future years. These have proved to be very successful events for identifying those who want to participate in leadership.

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