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Award-Winning, Experienced CPE Faculty


With over 10,000 years of collective experience and more than 500 CPE speaker of the year awards, our CPE faculty is top-rated and experienced. 

But where were they before Surgent?

Get to know our faculty a little better in these videos! You'll learn what careers they led before Surgent, how they started teaching CPE, and what they love most of all about teaching. 


Dennis Benvie, MS, CPA

Sr. Director of Tax & Advisory Content

 

 

Dennis P. Benvie has been in practice for more than 30 years and has been a national CPE Discussion Leader for 25 years. 

Want to meet Dennis? Watch his video!

Want to take a CPE course with Dennis? Browse some of his upcoming courses here.

Charles Blanton, CPA

Sr. Director of Government & Nonprofit Content

 

 

Charlie Blanton has over 25 years of experience in auditing and industry having worked at KPMG, the Texas Society of CPAs, Taylor Publishing, Texas Wesleyan University, and the AICPA.

Want to meet Charlie? Watch his video!

Interested in taking a CPE course with Charlie? Browse his upcoming courses here.

Richard Daisley, CPA

Sr. Director of A&A Content

 

 

Rich Daisley has over 26 years of experience in the accounting and auditing field, having worked in both the client service setting, mainly for PwC’s Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services Group and for PECO Energy’s Merger and Acquisition Group. 

Want to meet Rich? Watch his video!
 
Want to take a CPE course with Rich? Browse some of his upcoming courses here.


Jennifer F. Louis, CPA

President, Emergent Solutions Group LLC

 

Jen Louis is President of Emergent Solutions Group LLC, a company that specializes in designing, creating, and delivering high-quality A&A and other continuing education for CPAs in a wide variety formats. She has over 25 years of experience, including working for Surgent, AuditWatch, AARP, and Deloitte.

Want to meet Jen? Watch her video!

Want to take a CPE course with Jen? Browse some of her upcoming courses here.

Dominique Molina, CPA, CTC

President, American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches

 

Dominique Molina CPA, CTC, is the President of the American Institute of Certified Tax Planners.  She actively trains and certifies tax professionals in the discipline of tax planning and how to generate the maximum tax reduction using our tax code and court cases. She is the author of 5 best selling  books including, "Get Paid What You're Worth Using Tax Planning to Get Paid for Your Expertise."

Want to meet Dominique? Watch her video!

Want to take a CPE course with Dominique? Browse some of her upcoming courses here.

Tony Nitti, CPA, MST

Partner, WithumSmith+Brown, PC

 

Tony Nitti is a Tax Partner in WithumSmith+Brown’s National Tax Service Group in Aspen, CO, where he specializes in corporate and partnership taxation. He has published numerous feature articles in Forbes, the Tax Adviser, and Taxes Magazine, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and CNN Money. 

Want to meet Tony? Watch his video!

Want to take a CPE course with Tony? Browse some of his upcoming courses here.


Michael J. Tucker, J.D., CPA

Consultant, T.M. Byxbee Company, P.C.

 

 

Mike Tucker is a consultant for the accounting firm of T.M. Byxbee Co. in Hamden, CT. He is the author of many professional articles and a veteran TV and live-seminar presenter. He was a professor at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT and worked with KPMG Peat Marwick and Deloitte & Touche.

Want to meet Mike? Watch his video!

Interested in taking a CPE course with Mike? Browse his latest courses here.

Melissa Critcher, CPA

Owner, Melissa G. Critcher, CPA, P.C.

 

Melissa G. Critcher has her own firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina that focuses on auditing employee benefit plans and providing technical review for other firms. During the course of her career she has also performed audits in manufacturing, professional service, healthcare, and retail industries.  She is an author and instructor of continuing education courses for various organizations, including the North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA) where she has been recognized as an Outstanding Discussion Leader.


Melissa graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration specializing in Accounting. She is a member of the NCACPA, AICPA and other professional organizations. 

Interested in taking a CPE course with Melissa? Browse her latest courses here.

...Stay tuned as we continue to add profiles for each of our esteemed CPE faculty members!


If you want pro insights from Discussion Leaders like these, Surgent CPE is the exclusive source.


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