Publiese Voted Chairman-Elect of the Durham Chamber of Commerce


Anthony J. Pugliese, AICPA senior vice president–finance, membership and operations, was named 2009 chairman-elect of the Greater Durham (N.C.) Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

The board is the governing body for the chamber, which serves more than 1,000 member businesses in Durham County. In the past decade, the chamber’s economic development efforts have helped many companies relocate or expand operations in Durham, resulting in $3.3 billion of investment.

Pugliese is the ranking executive in the AICPA’s Durham office, the Institute’s largest. His responsibilities with the AICPA encompass finance and accounting, member service and operations, membership marketing, outreach to academics and students, information technology, purchasing and payroll. He supervised the AICPA’s relocation to Durham in 2006.

“Tony’s business acumen and initiative have made him a valued member of the chamber’s board and executive committee,” said 2009 chamber Chairman Keith Burns. “We’re very pleased that he’s agreed to serve as chair-elect.”

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