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Eric S. Berman, MSA, CPA, CGMA, has over 25 years of governmental accounting and auditing experience and is a Partner with Eide Bailly LLP. Previous to Eide Bailly LLP, he was a quality control principal with a public accounting firm in California. His public sector experience includes being a Deputy Comptroller for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1999 to 2010, and the Chief Financial Officer of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust from 1994 to 1999. Eric is a licensed CPA in Massachusetts. He obtained an M.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University. Eric recently represented the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) as the Vice Chairman of the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Council to GASB. He was the previous chair of the Financial Management Standards Board. He also is a previous chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Governmental Performance and Accountability Committee and is a former member of the AICPA’s State and Local Government Expert Panel. Eric is frequently called upon to consult and train state and local governments throughout the country on governmental accounting and auditing.
Ralph DeAcetis, CPA, is a managing director in the Boston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP with 33 years of experience. He is the national director of regulatory compliance associated with federal awards to the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. DeAcetis also has a detailed understanding of the business, regulatory and accounting issues of federal funding that impact CPA clients. His knowledge of the Single Audit Act, OMB cost and administrative circulars has made him our national leader in this field.
DeAcetis represents PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP on AICPA task forces and committees regarding topics related to the Single Audit, Government Auditing Standards and OMB Circular A-133. He is a member of the AICPA, MSCPA, Institute of Management Accountants and Association of Government Accountants. In addition to being a CPA, DeAcetis is a Certified Management Accountant, a Certified Government Financial Manager and a Chartered Life Underwriter. He received his BS/BA from Boston University.
Lisa is a project manager with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Prior to joining the GASB, Lisa worked for Runyon Kersteen Ouellette CPA’s for 10 years, the Town of Old Orchard Beach, Maine as their Finance Director and interim Town Manager for 2 years, and the City of Saco, Maine as their Finance Director for 8 years. Lisa is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is also a member of the Association of Governmental Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants and has served as their President. Lisa also has previously served as President of the Maine Governmental Finance Officers Association, an Executive Board member of the New England Governmental Finance Officers Association, and a member of a National GFOA standing committee. Lisa attended Boston College and the University of Southern Maine graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors and a Bachelors degree in Accounting.
Kathleen Riley joined The Segal Company's Boston office in 1980 and became a Senior Vice President in 1996. She is currently the Public Sector Market Leader for the Boston office.
Ms. Riley has extensive experience working with public sector retirement plans. She has assisted various Retirement Boards in determining whether or not to adopt early retirement incentives, veteran's buyback provisions and the COLA revisions.
Ms Riley has extensive experience with plans governed under Massachusetts pension legislation. In addition, she has advised on the impact of other state legislative initiatives and is the lead actuary and consultant for many cities and towns in Massachusetts.
Ms. Riley served on the Governor's Special Commission on Pension Reform in 2009. In addition, she has worked with many New England states on design and actuarial review projects.
Ms. Riley received an AB cum laude in Biology from Harvard University in 1980. She is the Vice President for Professionalism and serves on the Board of the American Academy of Actuaries, and is the former Chairperson of the Academy's Committee on Qualifications. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary.
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