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Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

State Board of Public Accountancy


Board Members:
Arnold Williams, CPA, Chair
, Industry Member (Baltimore City)
Thomas S. Chambers, CPA, Industry Member (Caroline County)
H. Terry Hancock, CPA, Industry Member (Baltimore County)
Thomas J. "Tim" Murphy, CPA, Industry Member (Prince Georges County)
Raymond C. Speciale, Esq., CPA, Education Member (Frederick County)
Ella H. Pierce
, Consumer Member (Baltimore City)
Marjorie A. Root, Consumer Member (Frederick City)

Dennis L. Gring, Executive Director
Linda Rhew, Administrative Officer

The State Board of Public Accountancy qualifies, licenses and regulates individuals seeking licensure to practice as a certified public accountant and firms that offer public accounting services. The Board regulates the practice of public accountancy under the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 2 and the Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 9, Subtitle 24. The Board investigates complaints against licensees, as well as complaints related to unlicensed practice. The Board may issue a reprimand, suspend or revoke a license as well as assess a civil penalty up to $5,000 for violations of the law and regulations.



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Updated December 12, 2007