The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has appointed Marta Zaniewski as vice president of state regulatory and legislative affairs.

Zaniewski will work to build collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders on issues that impact the CPA profession. She will also work closely with state CPA societies, state boards of accountancy, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL) and state legislative and executive branch officials.

Commenting on the appointment, AICPA executive vice president of advocacy Mark Peterson said: “Marta brings a wealth of experience that will greatly benefit our advocacy efforts that support the accounting profession. As we head into the 2021 state legislative sessions, which will heavily focus on managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, AICPA will continue to collaborate on several issues, including CPA firm mobility, state tax policies and legislation aimed at eliminating the need for professional licensure. We are excited to have Marta on board.”

Zaniewski said: “I look forward to defending the important role CPAs play in our communities through compelling data, outreach, and storytelling. I am also excited to continue my work with ARPL, educating both policymakers and consumers on how reasonable regulation and legislation protects the public while opening doors for practitioners.”