2019 AFWA PR Luncheon

May 31, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter St
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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63rd Annual
Public Relations Luncheon
Benefiting the AFWA Scholarship Program - 100% of net proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for deserving local undergradute and graduate students.
        Speaker:   Mark Koziel, CPA, CGMA
Executive Vice President of Firm Services, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Topic: The Legal, Regulatory and Political Issues Facing the Accounting Profession
Mark Koziel is Executive Vice President – Firm Services for the American Institute of CPAs. He leads the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS), Firm Relationship Management, Small Firms, Diversity & Inclusion, Young Member Initiatives, Technical Hotline and Center for Plain English Accounting. His teams build and manage firm relations with all size firms, promoting awareness and value, including advocating for CPA firm success and ongoing relationships with public accounting influencers. His team creates innovative programs and engagement strategies to engage a diverse pipeline of current and future CPAs. He frequently speaks on CPA issues around the United States.
Prior to joining the AICPA, Koziel served three years as Director of Media Planning for a political consulting firm after finishing his twelve-year public accounting career in a variety of accounting, auditing and consulting roles at a large local accounting firm in Buffalo, NY.
Koziel was named in the top 10 of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today in 2015 and has appeared on the Top 100 list since 2008. He has also been named as one of CPA Practice Advisors' 25 Thought Leaders 2012 through 2016. Koziel was also named to the Global Accounting Power 50 list by The Accountant Magazine and the International Accounting Bulletin in 2014 and 2015.
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Levels of Sponsorship
Gold Level Sponsors $1000
Gold level sponsors receive preferred seating reserved table for eight and a full-page ad in our program.

Silver Level Sponsors $750 
Silver level sponsors receive a reserved table for eight and a half-page ad in our program.

Blue Level Sponsors $500 
Blue level sponsors receive a reserved table for eight and quarter-page ad in our program.
  • Seating begins at 11:00 a.m.
  • Program begins at 11:30 a.m.


Qualifies for one hour of continuing professional education credit, live group delivery.

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: www.learningmarket.org. 
Individual tickets: $35 for AFWA Members; $40 for Non-Members
Register and pay via website https://chattanoogaafwa.com/


$35.00 AFWA Member

$40.00 Non-Member

$1,000.00 GOLD Level Sponsorship

$750.00 SILVER Level Sponsorship

$500.00 BLUE Level Sponsorship