NASBA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, November 2-4, had record attendance thanks to its virtual format: There were 464 registrants, and representatives of 54 of the 55 Boards of Accountancy, in attendance. Asked if NASBA would continue to hold virtual Annual Meetings at no cost to registrants, even when travel restrictions are gone, President and CEO Ken L. Bishop firmly responded, “On my watch – absolutely.” Acknowledging the loss of the side conversations and networking that are such valuable features of in -person meetings, President Bishop said the goal is to get back to holding those meetings, but virtual participation would also be made available. “We will encourage every State Board member in the United States to be part of those meetings – if not in person, then virtually.”

NASBA’s eight Regions simultaneously held breakout sessions via Zoom on November 3. Then during the Annual Business Meeting, the slate of candidates for NASBA officers recommended by the Nominating Committee was elected (see Summer 2020 sbr). Bylaws changes updating the use of teleconferencing for meetings and extending the potential candidate resources for the Nominating Committee were also approved.

Following the Business Meeting, the 2020-2021 NASBA Board of Directors held their initial meeting and elected Richard N. Reisig (MT) Treasurer and re-elected Stephanie M. Saunders (VA) Secretary.

The Annual Meeting was recorded and will be posted on

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