PA-NATP Member Recognized at National Conference
At the opening of the NATP National Conference in Chicago this year, Pennsylvania’s own Kathryn Bowman was recognized as the 2019 Tax Professional of the Year. This honor, NATP’s highest, is awarded each year to a tax professional who has gone above and beyond that which represents their position as a tax preparer. The recipient must have demonstrated their commitment to the tax profession by educating other tax professionals and interacting with taxing bodies for positive change. They also must display a devotion to community betterment through their volunteer efforts.
Kathryn’s 40+ year tax career has certainly exemplified all the above qualities. An Enrolled Agent, she owned two H&R Block franchise offices for more than 20 years. She served on the NATP National Board of Directors as well as its ethics and nominations committees. As a member of the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Board of Directors for many years, she has held all the offices – treasurer, secretary, vice president and president and has served on numerous chapter committees. She is a certified NATP Instructor, and has developed and taught a Basic PA-101 and local tax course to tax professionals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. During her career she has been the recipient of a number of other awards from NATP, PA-NATP, the IRS and H&R Block.
In addition to her accomplishments as a tax professional, she has worked tirelessly for the betterment of her community by volunteering with many civic groups and currently volunteers at personal care homes near her residence in Lebanon PA and at the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey.
Congratulations Kath on an award well deserved!
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