Reading’s Certified Accountant Francis A. Aitken was appointed President of the Pennsylvania Certified Accountants Association from 2021 to 2022. Aitken was elected at PICPA’s 124th Annual Meeting on June 11.
Aitken is the Chief Operating Officer of the Berks County Community Foundation, overseeing the management of the Foundation’s assets and the operation of the Foundation’s buildings. Aitken also works with local real estate and financial planners on complex real estate planning functions to help clients design philanthropic heritage.
Aitken holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Widener University. In 2014, the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry named her the ATHENA Award. The award recognizes professional excellence, community service, and active support for women to achieve professional excellence.
Aitken is a former president of PICPA’s Reading Branch and is currently a member of the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation and the CPA-PAC Board of Directors. In addition to volunteer leadership at PICPA, Aitken is also a trustee of the Berks County Legal Foundation.
Other officers elected at the Annual Meeting include Aaron R. Lisden (Chairman-elect), Chief Financial Officer and Accountant of Vision Benefits of America in Allegheny County Carnegie. Thomas H. Flowers, Managing Partner (Vice President) of Flowers & Flowers CPA in Harrisburg. Ryan G. Lafferty, Partner of Attolon Partners LLC (Vice President) of Philadelphia. Elizabeth…