Lisa Myers elected president of Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Plans to increase minority outreach and leadership opportunities for women
CAMP HILL, PA (July 14, 2016) – Boyer & Ritter, LLC Principal Lisa Myers was elected president for the 2016-2017 term of the 22,000-member Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), the second-oldest CPA organization in the country.
Myers has been with Boyer & Ritter, among the largest regional accounting firms in central Pennsylvania, for more than 27 years and heads its Forensic, Litigation Support and Consulting Service Group. Her fraud and forensic accounting investigations has uncovered more than $5 million in stolen assets for clients.
“As the fourth female to be elected president of the association in 119 years, and as the first female principal at Boyer & Ritter, I’m proud to blaze a trail for other women seeking leadership positions,’’ Myers said. “As PICPA’s president, I want to expand our minority outreach and expand resources to help mentor women into leadership roles.’’
Myers said she also wants to see PICPA develop resources related to cybersecurity and big data.
“I am excited to work with PICPA Council and the membership to help our profession respond to the changing business landscape,’’ she said. “With the proliferation of data, CPAs are positioned to help businesses protect their data and use it to identify trends that will predict future growth.”
Earlier this year, Myers was named to the United Way of the Capital Region’s Board of Directors and helped found the Harrisburg chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization. WPO is a national organization made up of more than 1,800 women who have an ownership interest in either a product-based business with at least $2 million in revenues or $1 million for a service-based firm.
“I believe it is important to give back to our profession and to communities in which we live,’’ Myers said. “I hope through my work with PICPA and other organizations that I can provide the same kind of help that I received early in my career.’’