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Laura O’Brien, CPA, MST, Named Chair Of Massachusetts Society Of CPAs’ Board Of Directors

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The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MassCPAs) today announced that Laura O’Brien, CPA, MST, was elected to serve its Board of Directors as chair for its 2023-2024 fiscal year, which began May 01, 2023.

O’Brien, a Brookline resident, is a partner at LGA, LLP in Woburn with over 25 years of public accounting experience servicing the accounting and tax needs of individuals and privately held businesses. LGA, LLP is a CPA and business advisory firm that focuses on developing deep relationships with clients to provide strategic insight, straightforward advice and value-added services, including business consulting and valuations, outsourced accounting services, tax planning and assurance.

MassCPAs Board of Directors is a group of 19 elected members that sets policies, manages programs and oversees activities that benefit the 11,500-member organization and accounting profession in Massachusetts.

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“MassCPAs Board of Directors is an exceptional and diverse group of individuals that will have a profound impact on defining the Society’s priorities and propelling the accounting profession forward in Massachusetts,” said Amy Pitter, MassCPAs president and CEO. “I am thrilled to have Laura on the board and know that her valuable contributions and leadership will benefit the Society, our community and the profession in the coming year.”

With a strong focus on clients’ wealth management, O’Brien has assumed a significant role in providing expert guidance to businesses spanning a wide range of industries, including service, medicine, education, investment and real estate. Demonstrating her commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders within the firm, she actively engages in mentoring younger staff members while advocating on their behalf to firm management. O’Brien’s dedication extends to the development and leadership of professional training programs for the staff, notably her involvement in piloting the Learning Paths Program and co-chairing the training committee. Committed to fostering inclusivity and diversity, she actively participates in several MassCPAs committees, including the Women in Accounting Committee, Taxation Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. Recognizing her exceptional contributions, she was honored as a MassCPAs 2019 Woman to Watch in the Experienced Leaders category.

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About the Massachusetts Society of CPAs

The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. is the state professional association of certified public accountants, representing over 11,500 members in public accounting practice, industry and business, government and education. The Society works to develop and maintain high professional standards and offers a wide array of legislative, technical and referral services to its members.

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