Conference CPE Instructors

At Western CPE, we take the instruction presented at our courses and conferences seriously. Our instructors are industry experts, carefully selected to provide you the most current and relevant topics. Because of their dynamic instruction, you will be able to immediately apply what you learned. The material delivered is 100% original content created by our faculty with you in mind. 

See for yourself why Western CPE is known for bringing financial and accounting professionals the best quality CPE conferences in the industry.

   

Vern Hoven, CPA, MT

Vern Hoven, CPA, MT, is one of America’s premier tax presenters and speaks to over 100 groups a year on a variety of tax topics. He teaches at Western... more

Sharon Kreider, CPA

Sharon Kreider, CPA, has helped more than 15,000 California tax preparers annually get ready for tax season. She also presents regularly for the AICPA... more

Karen Brosi, CFP, EA

Karen Brosi, CFP, EA, has an extensive California tax practice, advising clients in individual tax and family wealth planning, specializing in complex... more

Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA, is the president of F.X. Ryan & Associates, which specializes in lean systems implementations, activity-based costing, str... more

Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP

Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP, is a highly recognized international speaker, business-growth coach, and author. A “recovering CPA” with an engaging personalit... more

Rod Redding, Inactive CPA

Dr. Rod Redding received his PhD from Penn State University after working with Price Waterhouse and IBM. Presently, he presents seminars and webcasts ... more

Jeff Sailor, CPA

Jeff Sailor, CPA, received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida. Upon graduation, he joined the auditing staff at Peat Marwi... more

Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA

Dr. Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA, is an emeritus associate professor of accounting and finance at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as department... more

Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM

Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM, is president of The Siegel Group, which provides consulting services to attorneys, accountants, business owners, family off... more

Alice Orzechowski, CPA

Alice Orzechowski, CPA, CMA, EA, was born and raised in Washington, DC. She holds BS degrees in Economics and Accounting from the University of Maryla... more

K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA)

Thomas (Tommy) G. Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Accounting) from Auburn Universi... more

Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA

Matthew (Matt), CPA, CFE, MBA, is currently a co-owner of a management consulting firm specializing in turnarounds, workouts, crisis management, strat... more

Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA

Jennifer H. Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, is the president and founder of The Sustainable CFO. She has a background in accounting and finance that spans ... more

Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq.

Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq., is a partner of the law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP of Chicago, Illinois, concentrating his practice in representa... more

Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP

Jeffrey H. Rattiner, BBA, CPA, CFP, MBA, is the president of JR Financial Group, Inc., which provides tax, financial planning, and money management se... more

Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM

Dennis F. Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM, recently retired after 39 years with the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury of the State of Tennessee as Direc... more

Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP

Mark F. Seid, EA, CPA has an active tax practice in Paso Robles, California specializing in small businesses and tax controversy. A National Tax Pract... more

K2 Enterprises

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K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS)

Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 30 years’ experience in strategic technology planning, accounting... more

Claudia Hill, EA, MBA

Claudia Hill, EA, MBA, is a nationally recognized tax professional and a frequent lecturer on taxation of individuals and representation before the IR... more

David F. Jarmusz, CPA, JD, LLM

David F. Jarmusz, CPA, JD, LLM, is a partner at Jarmusz & Associates Tax, LLC. He is also a veteran of the international tax departments of the 'Big 4... more

Doug Stives, CPA

Douglas (Doug) Stives, CPA, MBA, is a full-time professor of accounting at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, where he started in 20... more

K2 Enterprises (Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA)

Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA, MSIST, is a certified public accountant, the senior technology strategist and principal of Yossio, a continuing educ... more

August Petersen, CPA, MPA

August Petersen, MPA, CPA, is the president of August Petersen Consulting. He has been a senior officer, board member, investor, and consultant to pri... more

Jim Lindell

James (Jim) T. Lindell is the President of a Wisconsin based provider of strategic and financial consulting, professional speaking, training, and exec... more

K2 Enterprises (Val D. Steed, CPA, CITP, MA)

Val Steed graduated from Utah State University where he received both his Bachelors of Science (BS) in Accounting and his Masters of Accounting (MA). ... more

Daniel T. Moore, CPA

Daniel T. Moore, CPA, BBA, MPA, owns D.T. Moore and Company, LLC, an accounting firm that concentrates on tax planning and compliance. He serves on th... more

Frank Crawford, CPA

Frank W. Crawford, CPA, is president of Crawford & Associates, PC, Certified Public Accountants, an accounting firm located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma... more