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Bill Pirolli, CPA, PFS, CFF, CGMA

William (Bill) Pirolli, CPA, PFS, CFF, CGMA is a partner in the accounting, consulting and financial services organization of DiSanto Priest & Co., CPA’s located in Warwick, Rhode Island. For over 40 years, Bill’s passion has been representing individuals and family/privately owned businesses in a wide variety of service areas including tax, estate and life planning, wealth creation and management, merger and acquisition, succession planning and everything else in between. Bill currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the AICPA with a term of June 2021 – 2022.  He also serves as Vice Chair of The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants for the same period. Bill is an avid golfer, loves to cook, enjoys photography and rides his Peloton with passion. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife Joanne.

Denise Ryan, MBA, CSP

Denise Ryan has been called everything from a human fireball to Madam Chocolate!  She has a unique talent for firing audiences up and getting them to laugh.  She also makes sure her sessions are packed with actionable tips. Her programs have been heard by audiences across the US and Canada – she’s spoken to groups ranging from Wells Fargo to the US Department of Homeland Security. She’s spoken for CPAs across the country and has been the NC Association of CPAs’ Speaker of the Year twice. She is an author, an MBA, and a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), a designation of excellence held by less than 10% of professional speakers.  During the pandemic, she became a certified financial educator and wrote a book, “Pink Prep – A Woman’s Best Guide to Planning for the Worst.”  (And if none of this does it for you - she brings candy.)

Boz Bostrom, CPA

Boz Bostrom, MBT, CPA.  Boz is a professor of accounting and finance at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.  Boz teaches a variety of accounting and finance courses, including a capstone course which has a focus on the study of business ethics.  Boz also is active as a CPA, as a tax and finance consultant for a large multinational corporation in the Twin Cities. Prior to becoming a professor, Boz was a senior manager in Deloitte’s international tax practice.

Diane Edelstein, CPA

Diane Edelstein is a Senior Partner at Maher Duessel with 30 years of experience with Non-Profits, Governments and Single Audits.  She is a prior member of the AICPA – Governmental Audit Quality Center Executive Committee and a prior member of the PICPA Peer Review Board and PICPA Ethics Committee.  She currently lives in Beaver, PA.

Pat Garverick

Pat Garverick is a Certified Public Accountant who currently lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area. He began his career in public accounting in 1988 after obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Accounting from The Ohio State University. After receiving his Master of Taxation (MT) degree from Arizona State University in 1992, Mr. Garverick began operating his own tax and financial planning business. He also started writing, reviewing, and teaching tax and financial planning continuing professional education courses around the country.

Randy Johnston

Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 40 years experience in Strategic Technology Planning, Accounting Software Selection, Paperless, Systems and Network Integration, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Business Development and Management, Process Engineering and outsourced managed services.

Samantha Mansfield

Samantha is a Senior Consultant at ConvergenceCoaching ®, LLC, a national consulting firm that helps leaders achieve success. Named to Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting list, CPA Practice Advisor’s “40 Under 40,” and the AICPA and CPA Practice Advisor’s “Most Powerful Women in Accounting,” Samantha has a passion for coaching professionals and guiding them in transforming their business models. As a Hillsdale College Alum, Samantha has been in the tax and accounting technology industry for over 20 years and has served on the board of two not-for-profit organizations for several years.! her free time, she loves being outdoors, biking, walking and kayaking with her family, and spending time volunteering in the community. 

Terry Eckmann, Ph.D. ACSM-EP, 500RYT, ACE-GFI

Terry Ferebee Eckmann, Ph.D. ACSM-EP, 500RYT, ACE-GFI, is a Professor and Chair of Teacher Education and Kinesiology at Minot State University (MSU). Eckmann is an award-winning presenter, author, and researcher. She presents internationally on topics related to effects of lifestyle choices on the brain, movement that matters, healthy aging, brain and learning, stress management, worksite wellness and the power of choice. Eckmann and her daughter, Katie, coauthored “101 Mindfulness and Meditation Practices” which was released in March 2018. Terry has been active in the fitness and wellness industry for over 30 years.

Joe  Schmit

Joe Schmit is an award-winning broadcaster, community leader and popular keynote speaker.  He joined KSTP-TV in 1985 and has won 18 Emmys from the National Television Academy.  He was also honored with the Emmy's Silver Circle designation for extraordinary contributions to the television industry. He has covered every major sporting event in the past three decades and has interviewed the biggest names in sports. Joe is a long-time youth mentor, committed to advocating for a number of community organizations, with Big Brothers and Big Sisters at the top of the list. He is a past president and board member of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities.

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