Institute Hires New Director


Peter M. Kravitz joined the AICPA staff in August as director of congressional and political affairs in the Washington, D.C., office. His main responsibility is to work with members of Congress and others in the capitol on issues concerning the AICPA and its members.

Kravitz, who is an attorney, comes to the Institute from the Independent Bankers Association of America, where he served as legislative counsel for five years.

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