Institute Taps Pugliese for Member Innovation VP


Anthony Pugliese recently was promoted to vice-president, member innovation. In this newly created post, he will be responsible for research, development and delivery of new services. Pugliese will oversee information technology, personal financial planning, assurance services, consulting services, accreditations, the Center for Investment Advisory Services and the PCPS and Group B member sections. He will also direct two new areas: tax member services and business plan development.

Pugliese said the Institute is preparing to offer members “new value-added services that will help their clients or their employers as the marketplace continues to change. The AICPA is poised to react to our members’ needs—for example, providing help in e-commerce, performance measurement, information technology, Eldercare, XBRL, sustainability reporting and risk advisory services.”

“The new cpa2biz portal gives us the opportunity to work more closely with members than ever before,” he added, “and we can now provide the most current and relevant information on member innovation in terms of updates and technology.”

Pugliese joined the Institute in 1997 as a senior technical manager in the practice monitoring division and was promoted to director of assurance services, where he rolled out SysTrust, Performance View, WebTrust, and Eldercare. Pugliese previously worked as a senior manager in the New York City office of Deloitte & Touche LLP. He received a BBA degree with a major in accounting from the University of North Florida.

Pugliese told the JofA that what excites him most about his new position are “the opportunities we could provide to our members and the chance to make a significant difference to the profession.”

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