July 6th, 2016 Catherine Parente Appointed to RICCA Board Catherine M. Parente, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CFE, MAFF and partner of the firm, was recently appointed by Governor Gina M. Raimondo and confirmed by the Rhode Island Senate, to the board of the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority (RICCA). Her four-year term began officially on July 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2020. Catherine has over 38 years of public accounting experience, providing advisory and auditing services to clients in industries including manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, construction, and retail. She has been qualified as an expert witness numerous times and has been deposed in both federal and state courts throughout the country. She has been appointed by several courts as a Special Master and mediator. Catherine also performs valuation work for both litigation and non-litigation purposes. For more information about RICCA please visit http://www.riconvention.com/about-ricca and http://sos.ri.gov/govdirectory/?page=DetailDeptAgency&eid=99.