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Glenn A. Bedonie, CPA, CFST

GLENN A. BEDONIE is the former Director of Technical Assistance and Dispute Resolution for the Department of Revenue, having retired after thirty years of distinguished service. He previously served as Program Director of Compliance and Education for the General Tax Administration Program. He served as the Director and Assistant Division Director for Audits; Chief, Bureau of Technical Assistance and was an auditor with the Department. Other professional experiences include public and private accounting and teaching college accounting courses. He received his B.A. in accounting from the University of West Florida. Mr. Bedonie has provided numerous state tax presentations to various professional organizations and has co-chaired the annual meeting of the State Tax Committee of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and representatives of the Department of Revenue for many years. He has also provided testimony to the National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service. As co-chair for the Electronic Business Processes Working Group of the Federation of Tax Administrators Task Force on EDI, Audit and Legal Issues for Tax Administration, he reviewed emerging business practices and technology issues. He has received the Certified in Florida Sales Tax designation. Mr. Bedonie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He served on the Board of Governors for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants for ten years.

He served as Of Counsel with Thomas Howell Ferguson, a well respected local firm of Certified Public Accountants in Tallahassee, Florida and was a Special Consultant to Ryan & Company, a National State and Local Tax Consulting firm, based in Dallas, Texas.

He was also employed by Ryan, Inc. as Director, State & Local Tax based in Tallahassee, Florida.

He currently is the owner of Glenn A. Bedonie CPA, PA, specializing in State & Local tax matters and regularly consults with other professional practitioners. He has provided professional lobbying services to the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants since January, 2005, on matters affecting the Executive branch of Florida government.