Voting Closes On: August 31
Winner Announcements - September 22
Melisa Galasso, CPA, is the founder of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. With over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not for profit and governmental accounting. She also supports essential professional development, public speaking, and business skills. Melisa closely monitors regulatory bodies for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and serves as a subject matter expert in implementing the updated guidance.
Melisa earned the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Master Trainer™ designation. She is a member of and frequent instructor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA), and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).
Melisa was appointed in 2016 to the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC), which is responsible for monitoring the activities of the various accounting and attestation standard-setting boards and submitting comments and recommendations during the due process phase. Melisa is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for the VSCPA. Previously, she served as President of the Board of NCACPA’s Charlotte Chapter, Chair of the A&A Committee for the NCACPA, and held several leadership positions with the VSCPA.
Melisa received the 2013 Women to Watch – Emerging Leader Award from the NCACPA and AICPA. She is a graduate of the 2014 class of the AICPA’s Leadership Academy. In 2016, Melisa was honored as one of the 50 Most Influential Women by the Mecklenburg Times and received the Top 5 Under 35 Award from the VSCPA. She received a 5.0 Speaker award from the NCACPA in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2016, Melisa received the Don Farmer Award from the NCACPA for the highest combined average scores on knowledge, skills, and materials from participant evaluations for all courses taught in a technical area. Melisa is a 2017 and 2018 recipient of the AICPA’s Outstanding Discussion Leader award which is given to the top 10% of all AICPA facilitators around the country.
Prior to establishing Galasso Learning Solutions, Melisa worked in public accounting, industry, internal audit, and academia. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and International Business from Georgetown University.
Feb 1st 2022
This was undoubtedly one of the best online webinar sessions I have attended so far. Full of amazing learning and engaging at the same time. Melisa is an amazing presenter and I want to come back again to attend more of her classes.
Sep 16th 2021
The pace of the course was almost too fast because there was so much content that was being delivered, but it was delivered in a very effective way.
Aug 28th 2021
The trainer was well prepared and informative. I would highly recommend this to anyone with an interest in governmental and nonprofit accounting.
Jul 13th 2021
The program was very informative. Both presenters seemed to be knowledgeable about the subject. (PPP Loans and Loan Forgiveness)
Nov 19th 2021
There is so little available on cryptocurrencies and taxes. Every little bit learned advances the bigger picture.