Gulf Coast Chapter

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Robin Knuth
(941) 929-7725

Shelly Parmet-Evans
(941) 366-1040

Jesse Kohler
(941) 366-3600

Bill Kaser
(727) 579-0383

CPE Chapter Liaison
Leonard Belli
(941) 923-1881

Region III Representative
Michael Halfast
(813) 293-4175

Staff Representative
Debra Kelly
(850) 224-2727

Board of Directors

David Cumberland
Jay Miller
Marcia Savage


Welcome to the Florida Institute of CPAs Gulf Coast Chapter page. Here you will find information of upcoming events involving our chapter.

Our chapter is committed to the accountancy profession through education, training and community involvement. Our members provide outstanding service to public and private institutions as well as individuals.

Please contact any one of our chapter officers if you have questions or need more information, and I look forward to seeing you at our next event.

Upcoming Events
06/18 - 06/19/2015 Gulf Coast Seminar Days Pensacola


The Polk County Chapter Nominating Committee has nominated the following officers for the 2015-2016 year. Elections will be held at the monthly meeting on May 7, 2015.

Chair: Brent Parrish
Chair-Elect: Charles Brinton
Secretary: Lisa Russo Solary
Treasurer: Julie Davis
CPE Liaison: Luke Lehning

Director: Thomas E. Bazley
Director: Kathleen Coffman
Director: Benjamin Fairchild
Director: Joseph Nalley
Director: Timothy Hart
Director: Daryl Johnson
Director: James Luffman
Director: David Ramos
Director: Tory Bombard

According to FICPA Policies and Procedures, Section VI (4), any one percent (1%) of voting members of the Chapter may petition and submit supplemental nominations for Officers and/or Board of Directors, provided that such nominations be filed with the Secretary at least twenty days prior to the date of the election of officers. Notice of such supplemental nominations shall be provided by the Secretary to all voting members at least ten days prior to the election of Officers and Board of Directors.

Save the Date

June 16, 2015 - 2hrs A&A presented by Will Quilliam at Laurel Oak, 4:30 p.m.

Back row L to R: David Cumberland - FICPA EDF Trustee (presented the scholarships). Scholarship Recipients, Campus Ambassador and Gulf Coast Chapter officers: Colleen Bankuty – EDF Scholarship, Elizabeth Greene – Gerald J. Cavanaugh Endowment Scholarship, Blanca M. Aquino Luque – EDF Scholarship, Alice Finn – Gerald J. Cavanaugh Scholarship, Alicia Whitworth – FICPA Campus Ambassador at USF-Sarasota/Manatee, Shelly Parmet-Evans (FICPA Gulf Coast Chapter Chair-elect), Robin Knuth (Gulf Coast Chapter Chair), Leonard Belli (Gulf Coast Chapter Past-Chair). Front row L to R: Michelle Strouse – Michael R. Pender, Jr. Endowment Scholarship, Dalila Montalvo – EDF Scholarship, Maria Piyaykina – EDF Scholarship, Devin Archer – EDF Scholarship.