Lisa C. Germano, CPA, CGMA, the co-founder, president, and general counsel of Actuarial Benefits & Design Co. based in Midlothian, Va., received the 2015 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the accounting profession in the area of taxation.
Germano has served on the IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee and has written numerous retirement planning articles relating to pension law and its administration. She also received the Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore for her outstanding regulatory work with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
Germano has been an AICPA volunteer for more than 25 years, serving as a member of the governing Council, board of directors, Tax Executive Committee, and Financial Literacy Commission, and has chaired multiple task forces and committees. She has co-chaired and been a faculty member of the AICPA National Conference on Employee Benefit Plans for many years.
She is also chair of the board of the Virginia Society of CPAs and has served several years as a member of the board and the society's Educational Foundation as well as on other committees and task forces.