THE IPA INSIDER E-NEWS UPDATE
January 10, 2018
MERGERS IN THE NEWS
"Our clients trust us to guide significant and, often, personal decisions that affect their futures. CLA shares our belief that, in order to help someone, you have to first know them. That may sound simple, but, in practice, it shifts every interaction you have and uncovers meaningful opportunities to help,” says Ken Miles, NSBN MP.
IPA SPOTLIGHT
Karen Love, PKF Texas  Director
IPA is highlighting PKF Texas' Director / Ambassador, Karen Love. "As one of the first non-CPA owners in the accounting industry, I consistently take pulses of the marketplace and strive to fill gaps. The accounting industry is becoming more consultative, therefore as marketers we have to match traditional needs with futuristic and digital technology support," says Love.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Gray Gray & Gray named James DeLeo as leading partner. DeLeo joined Gray Gray & Gray in 1990, and was admitted as a partner in 2002. He has been instrumental in developing the mergers and acquisitions practice group, and played a key role in the client services department.
COMING THIS WEEK
THE 2018 INSIDE PUBLIC ACCOUNTING SURVEYS
MAKE SURE YOUR FIRM PARTICIPATES
The annual IPA survey and analysis of firms is open to ALL U.S.-based accounting and tax firms. Whether you are named an IPA 300 firm, a Best of the Best firm, your participation is very important to providing the most accurate data on the profession / benchmarking.

Make sure your firm is on the invitation list for participation! Contact us today for more information.
THE IPA BLOG
With all the seemingly disheartening news – divisive politics, terrorism, racial tensions, sexual harassment, nuclear threats, gun violence – I wonder what toll it is taking on all of us, and more important, how much of that toll is showing up in the workplace.
NOMINATE A STELLAR MARKETER
O nce again, IPA is sponsoring the Association for Accounting Marketing's (AAM) most prestigious award. "We're proud to once again sponsor the Marketer of the Year award in 2018," says Christina Camara, IPA editor.

To be eligible, nominees must have held a senior-level marketing position in an accounting firm for at least three years, although not necessarily at the same fir m.
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