Meet the 2016-2017 Board of Governors

Alfred Giovetti

Alfred Giovetti, CPA, ABA, ATA, ARA

Alfred Giovetti is a Principal at Giovetti and Giovetti Certified Public Accountants in Catonsville, Md., a full-service, small CPA firm he founded in 1992. He has been self-employed as an accountant since 1982. During this time he has worked as a lecturer and adjunct professor at local community colleges and the University of Maryland. Active in the industry, Giovetti has served on numerous state and national committees and presented at numerous organizational events including the Internal Revenue Service, Small Business Administration, Accreditation Council on Accountancy and Taxation, National Association of Accountants, Maryland Society of Accountants and NSA.

Brian L. Thompson

Vice President
Brian L. Thompson, CPA, ABA, ATA, ARA

Brian Thompson, CPA, of Bailey & Thompson Tax & Accounting in Little Rock, AR, has more than 20 years of experience as an accountant. His long-standing volunteer efforts include serving as the NSA Secretary-Treasurer for the last four years, NSA State Director in Arkansas, and Chair of the NSA Budget Committee. He also has served as President of the Arkansas Society of Accountants.

Christine Freeland

Second Vice President
Christine Freeland, CPA, ABA, ARA

Freeland was named the NSA Accountant of the Year in 2012 and served on the NSA Board of Governors and as Governor of District X. She also served as an NSA State Director and was honored as State Director of the Year in 2011. Freeland has been President of the Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants, and served on many NSA committees, including two years as Administrative Chair of the NSA Leadership Development Committee. She holds the credentials of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Accredited Business Accountant (ABA), Accredited Retirement Advisor (ARA), and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA).

Curtis Banks Lee
Curtis Banks Lee, Jr.

Curtis Banks Lee, Jr., ATA, ATP

Curt Lee, ATA, ATP, has owned and operated C.B. Lee & Company in Raleigh, N.C., for more than 34 years. He is an active member of several organizations including the National Society of Accountants and the North Carolina Society of Accountants, holding numerous leadership positions with both organizations. He has served as NSA State Director for North Carolina since 2008 and has been as Legislative Chair in North Carolina since 1996 protecting the rights of unlicensed accountants. Active in industry, he has been an instructor for the North Carolina State University Income Tax Schools since 2005 reaching more than 1,800 tax practitioners each year. He has traveled across the country speaking and promoting NSA at many ASO meetings and conferences from 2005 to present. He is a Quick Books Pro Advisor.

John Ams, National Society of Accountants Executive Vice President
John Ams

Executive Vice President
John G. Ams, JD, CAE, Alexandria, VA

John Ams assumed the position of Executive Vice President of the National Society of Accountants (NSA) in July 2001. Prior to joining NSA, he served 16 years in various tax, financial management and administrative capacities for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), eventually serving as Senior Vice President. A graduate of Michigan State University and Georgetown University Law Center, John began his professional career with the corporation tax division in the National Office of the IRS. Subsequently, he served as Director of Tax Programs for the National Association of Realtors and as Tax Counsel for the Council of State Housing Agencies before joining INGAA.

Kathy Hettick photo
Kathy Hettick

Immediate Past President
Kathy R. Hettick, EA, ABA, ATP

Former President Niwao photo
Marilyn Niwao

Past President
Marilyn Niwao, JD, CPA, ATA, CGMA

District Governors

Governor, District I
Milton “Sandy” Martin, ATP, ATA, RTRP
Exeter, NH

Governor, District II
Robert Genovese, ATA, ATP
Howard Beach, NY

Governor, District III
Paul V. Thompson, EA, ABA, ATA, ARA
Alexandria, VA

Governor, District IV
Dave Rancourt, EA, ATA, ABA, ARA
Sarasota, FL

Governor, District V
Jim Weickgenant, EA, ATA
Baraboo, WI

Governor, District VI
Debra Cope, CPA, ATA, ATP
Chattanooga, TN

Governor, District VII
Joel Grandon, LPA, EA
Marion, IA

Governor, District VIII
Marchelle Foshee, CPA
Morrilton, AR

Governor, District IX
Bernadette Koppy, EA, ABA, ATA
Fairbanks, AK

Governor, District X
Ruth Godfrey, EA
Upland, CA

Governor, District XI
Isoo Oshima, CPA
Honolulu, HI

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