Chapter History

The ALPFA Seattle Chapter was founded in March 2005 as the first chapter in the Pacific Northwest. We currently have over 120 members, five active committees (Membership, Fundraising, Event Planning, Student Outreach and Public Relations) and a Board of Directors. Our membership is comprised of professionals from a range of industries, including Big Four accounting firms, regional and local firms, real estate, financial services and students from local universities and community colleges.

The first ALPFA informational meeting took place in January 2005, five months after the Convention. The meeting was sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and was held at the Seattle office, in which over 25 attendees were present. Ed, Maria and Nerelys worked diligently to spread the word about ALPFA in Seattle and the surrounding communities.

The launch of the Seattle Chapter was held on Thursday, March 24th, 2005. The event was hosted by KPMG, LLP, and took place at the Washington Athletic Club, where featured speakers included Rosemary Rodriguez, Immediate Past President of ALPFA, Shanina Rivera-Relles, VP of Administration of ALPFA and Greg Alwood, Lead International Tax Partner of the Seattle KPMG Office. The event was a success with over 50 attendees!