Scholarship covers estate planning conference costs


Chris DeBlanc, tax supervisor at RSM US LLP, received the 2018 P. Thomas Austin Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Division Scholarship.

The scholarship, which is awarded annually to a CPA who has been in the workforce 10 years or less and has less than 10 years' experience in estate planning, covers the cost of attending the AICPA Advanced Estate Planning Conference and related travel expenses.

The AICPA established the scholarship in 2010 to honor P. Thomas Austin, a CPA who specializes in estate and financial planning and who chaired the Advanced Estate Planning Conference for three decades and is currently chair emeritus. Formerly with Ernst & Young (now EY), Austin serves as a consultant to CPA firms, law firms, and professional organizations.

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