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Welcome to the AICPA Town Hall Series, your resource for the latest news on the most pressing issues facing the accounting profession. 

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May 7, 2021

The AICPA Town Hall Series provides the latest news and updates on pressing issues facing the accounting profession.


  • Erik Asgeirsson, President & CEO,
  • Michael Cerami, VP, Strategic Alliances,
  • Marci Rossell, PhD, Expert Economic Forecaster, Former CNBC Chief Economist
  • Lisa Simpson, CPA, CGMA, Vice President, Firm Services, AICPA
  • Dixie McCurley, Partner, Cherry Bekaert
  • Travis Miskowitz, Manager, CFO Advisory, Wiss & Company, LLP


  • Economic Outlook with Dr. Marci Rossell
  • Legislative Update
  • Lending, Tax, & Business Relief (PPP, RRF, SVOG) Updates
  • Practitioner Perspectives

Key Insights:

  • Economist and former CNBC commentator Marci Rossell talked about economic trends related to the pandemic and recovery, including increased productivity due to remote work and the resiliency and enhanced prospects of surviving small businesses
  • Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of, and Lisa Simpson, the AICPA’s vice president of firm services, discussed the latest policy developments from Washington, including infrastructure funding plans and the close-out of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Dixie McCurley of Cherry Bekaert and Travis McCurley of Wiss & Co. talked about the impact of the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund and other practitioner issues