Meet The IIA’s Next President and CEO: Anthony J. Pugliese

Anthony Pugliese was named successor to longtime IIA leader Richard F. Chambers after a four-month search supported by executive search firm Korn Ferry. He was selected from among a diverse field of more than 50 candidates globally.

Pugliese brings with him 31 years of association management and audit experience. His career began at Deloitte, where he ultimately became responsible for audit, IT, and accounting services for financial services clients. From there, he served in various roles at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), including chief operating officer and executive vice president of Membership, Technology, and Learning through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants to combine both public and management accounting. Pugliese currently serves as president and CEO at the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), where he is responsible for both the strategic development and day-to-day operations of the country’s largest state-based CPA association. Five times Accounting Today highlighted him as one of the ”100 Most Influential People in Accounting.”

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