Unintended Consequences of Tax Reform and an Insider's View of Change featuring Congressman Brian Mast and Stephen Ritmiller, CPA, Carr Riggs and Ingram.
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Advisory Council presents it's quarterly Small Business Seminar on Thursday, August 16 at the FAU Jupiter campus in the AD119 Auditorium. Refreshments will be sponsored by Carr Riggs and Ingram.
Congressman Brian Mast
Congressman Brian Mast is in his first term representing the 18th Congressional District of Florida.
Prior to his election to Congress, Brian followed in his father?s footsteps by serving in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years, earning medals including The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. While deployed in Afghanistan, he worked as a bomb disposal expert under the elite Joint Special Operations Command. The last improvised explosive device that he found resulted in catastrophic injuries, which included the loss of both of his legs.
While lying in bed recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center, Brian?s father gave him advice that has stuck with him to this day--to ensure the greatest service he gave to our country and the best example he set for his children was still ahead of him. Brian took this advice to heart and dedicated himself to finding new ways to serve our country and his community.
Brian remained on active duty following the injuries and provided expertise to the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms during his recovery process. After his retirement from the Army, he continued working in counter-terrorism and national defense as an Explosive Specialist with the Department of Homeland Security. Brian subsequently received a degree from the Harvard Extension School and volunteered to serve alongside the Israel Defense Forces to show support for the freedom Israel represents throughout the Middle East and the world.
In Congress, Brian strives to serve as he did on the battlefield: without regard for personal gain or personal sacrifice. He is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where his priorities include fixing the pressing water quality issues stemming from Lake Okeechobee, and the Foreign Affairs Committee, where he uses his military expertise to help strengthen the safety and security of the United States.
Brian lives in Palm City, Fla. with his wife Brianna and three children, Magnum, Maverick and Madalyn.
Stephen J. Ritmiller
Stephen J. Ritmiller, CPA is a Partner at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, CPAs and Advisors?, ranked as one of the top 20 accounting firms in the U.S. by Accounting Today with offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and over 60 more locations throughout northern Florida and the southern United States.
Steve has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of auditing, accounting and tax matters, including internal controls and polices, due diligence, mergers, reorganizations, tax planning/strategies and management consulting. His professional background includes experience in a variety of industries, such as Construction, Real Estate, Manufacturing and Distribution, Healthcare and Technology.
Steve is the Treasurer for the South Florida Risk Management Association and a member of AICPA, FICPA, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, PGA Corridors Association, Surety Association of Florida, Association of Builders and Contractors, Construction Association of South Florida and a Leadership Palm Beach County Alumni (Class 2010). He graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor?s degree in Accounting.
He and his wife Carey live in Jupiter with their two children Adam and Meghan.