Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants | January, 2016

VSCPA Member Spotlight: On-the-Go Losi Turns His Eyes to Richmond

Few VSCPA members can speak to the respect the CPA credential draws than Ryan Losi, CPA. He’s only participated in CPA Assembly Day once — hey, that’s today, and you can participate virtually here! — but his General Assembly experience goes much deeper than that.

Losi, a shareholder and executive vice president at Glen Allen-headquartered firm PIASCIK, was the driving force behind a successful VSCPA-backed bill in the 2014 session that conformed the Virginia tax code with federal law related to Interest Charge-Domestic International Sales Corporations (IC-DISC). His work on the bill — including background research, public relations and testimony before the House and Senate Finance Committees — piqued his interest in the lawmaking process.

“It’s an experience that everyone has the opportunity to do,” he said. “That’s the great thing about our country. Everyone’s voice does count, and if you can build your case, you can have your moment and speak to a bill. But you really need to be prepared.

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