Palm Beach Chapter

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Bill Washington, Jr
(561) 703-5197

Barbara Strasdas
(561) 863-6750

Gary Block
(561) 244-8481

Heather Anstaett
(561) 798-9988

CPE Chapter Liaison
Michele Gurto
(561) 329-3499

Region V Representative
Jay Taylor, Jr
(772) 287-8964

Staff Representative
Debra Kelly
(850) 224-2727

Sue Johnson
(850) 224-2727

Board of Directors

Craig Bachove
Susan Present
Alan Wagner


Welcome to the Florida Institute of CPAs Palm Beach 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

Save The Date
  • January 27, 2016 - Joint Meeting with Palm Beach Tax Institute at Bear Lakes Country Club. Karen Tenenbaum, Esq. will present "Tax Controversy & Residency Issues" 1 hr TB. 5:30 pm Cocktails, 6:15 pm Dinner and Presentation. February 9, 2016 - Joint Meeting with the IMA at Bear Lakes Country Club. "Business Etiquette when using Social Media" presented by Ginny Schlosser and Robert Half - 1 hr TB and "Employment Law Update" 2 hr TB speaker to be announced at a later date.
  • February 3, 2016 - Table of Ten Networking for Sole Practitioners. Juan Cocuy of Templeton & Company will facilitate this conversation at Nick's 50's Diner, West Palm Beach. No CPE will be offered at this event.
  • May 10, 2016 - "Social Security" presented by Materesky Financial Group - 1 hr TB and "Accounting for Benefits Plans" presented by a speaker TBD - 2 hr AA.
  • June 28, 2016 - "Ethics" presented by Michael Kridel (Ethics Commission). 4 hr Ethics. This meeting will begin at 3:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm.


Palm Beach Chapter Board Members - Michele Delong, Bill Washington, Heather Carestia, Heather Anstaett, Barbara Strasdas
The Palm Beach chapter presented a scholarship to Liudmila Melnichuk with the help of trustee Michael Bloom. Congratulations Liudmila.