St. Clair CPA Solutions (Philadelphia Region) Leaders Receive 2019 Influencer of Finance Awards


William St. Clair IV, CPA; Alan Gubernick, CPA, MST; and Frances Sperling Feldbaum, CPA, MBA, of St. Clair CPA Solutions, were selected as award recipients for The Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Influencer of Finance Awards. A celebration of Finance Industry Leaders was held on Thursday, February 28th, at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, PA.

St. Clair CPA Solutions is proud to have three leaders from their firm selected as part of 29 winners who were honored at an awards ceremony, as well as profiled in a special section of the February 24, 2019, Sunday Inquirer, which reached nearly 1 million readers.

St. Clair received an award for financial planning, Gubernick for wealth management, and Feldbaum as a Certified Public Accountant. Each recipient was evaluated by expert panel judges.

The program featured keynote speaker, Patrick T. Harker, President and CEO at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The program also included a thought-provoking panel discussion highlighting FinTech (Financial Technology), an emerging industry that uses innovative technology that improves traditional activities in finance and delivery of finance.

The panel was led by Erin Arvedlund, Financial Columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer.  Panelists included: Julapa Jagtiani, Senior Special Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; Jessica Liberi, Head of Product, eMoney Advisor; and Frank Coates, Founder and CEO, Wheelhouse Analytics. 

Photo (L – R): Alan Gubernick, CPA, MST; Frances Sperling Feldbaum, CPA, MBA; and William St. Clair IV, CPA. 

The 2019 Influencers of Finance award nominations were solicited by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Self-nominations were permitted. A panel of judges reviewed submissions that included professional accomplishments, career highlights, community service, and eligibility. This award is not specific to financial advisory services and does not imply an endorsement. The Philadelphia Inquirer does not disclose the total number of nominees.  Nominees must be based in Philadelphia and/or surrounding suburbs, holding the same financial role for a minimum of 12 months.


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