PR Luncheon

April 24, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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The Westin Chattanooga
801 Pine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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62nd Annual
Public Relations Luncheon
Benefiting the AFWA Scholarship Program

Speaker:   Catherine Ide, CPA
Managing Director of Professional Practice and Member Services
Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)

Catherine Ide is the Managing Director of Professional Practice and Member Services at the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), where she leads and advances regulatory and policy strategies that promote the professional practice and audit quality agendas.

Previously, Ide served as Director of Audit at the global law firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy. In that role, she helped create the firm’s internal audit and compliance function. While at Fragomen, Ide developed and launched their global practice review audit plan to over 46 offices worldwide. Prior to Fragomen, Ide was in the audit practice at PwC for over 15 years, most recently as a Senior Manager in PwC’s Chief Auditor Network providing auditing advice and technical guidance on auditing standards, policies, and methodologies at the local engagement level, particularly related to areas of internal and external inspection findings.

Ide is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Virginia, and she holds a BS in Accounting with Special Attainments in Commerce from Washington & Lee University. 
Levels of Sponsorship
Gold Level Sponsors $1000
Gold level sponsors receive preferred seating reserved table for eight, a table display, recognition at luncheon, business name in program and company logo in the on-screen presentation.

Silver Level Sponsors $500
Silver level sponsors receive a reserved table for eight,
business name in program and company logo in the on-screen presentation.

Blue Level Sponsors $400
Blue level sponsors receive a reserved table for eight and business name in the program.
  • Seating begins at 11:00 a.m.
  • Program begins at 11:30 a.m.


Qualifies for one hour of continuing professional education credit.

CPE Credit: 1 Hour
Field of Study: Auditing
Program Level: Moderate
Prerequisite: None
Delivery Method:
Live Group
Registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: 
Register and pay via website or mail reservations with payment to:
AFWA, c/o Hamilton County Dept. of Education, Attn: Rachel Elliott
3074 Hickory Valley Road
Chattanooga, TN  37421
For questions regarding reservations, please contact Ms. Elliott: or (423) 498-7174
Deadline for reservations and payment: Tuesday, April 17, 2018


$35.00 AFWA Member

$40.00 Non-Member

$1,000.00 GOLD Level Sponsorship

$500.00 SILVER Level Sponsorship

$400.00 BLUE Level Sponsorship