2017 Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Jay Lesemann outlined potential tax reform legislation at the November Focus Friday program. Lesemann’s presentation included last minute edits from the vote approved in the House prior to the Thanksgiving holidays. Lesemann pointed out the presentation included information as of November 16th but was certain to change if the Senate approves a plan and it goes to a conference committee.
The PowerPonit Presentation is placed on the Chamber’s website for review and has versions of both the House and Senate Bills which again is certain to change. The purpose of the Focus Friday presentation entitled "2017 Tax Updates Will Congress deliver? - Do we want them to? " presentation was to give business owners, managers, and employees an opportunity to see what specifics of the tax code are subject to change and where there might be common ground.
Focus Friday is presented by Novant Health - Huntersville Medical Center and sponsored by Business Today and WSIC 100.7 FM. The program is emceed by Public Policy Chairman Joshua Dobi.
The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 1,000 business members, represents the Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, and greater Lake Norman regional business community
About our Speaker:
J. A. (JAY) LESEMANN, JR. CPA CGMA is Managing Member of Lesemann CPAs PLLC - a boutique regional CPA firm located in Huntersville, North Carolina.
For almost 40-years, he has worked with local and multi-national organizations ranging in sales of $50,000 to $2 billion. He has also held positions of Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Administration, and Director of Information Technology for publicly and privately held companies. He spent four (4) years with Price Waterhouse, L.L.P. in their consulting and system integration practice.
His experience includes initial public offerings, venture capital funding, mergers and acquisitions, managing and directing start-ups, financial system selection and implementation, as well as contract negotiation and turn-around management.
Originally from Gallatin, Tennessee, he graduated from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelors of Accountancy. Mr. Lesemann has been published in various local and regional newspapers as well as articles for Microsoft’s Small Business website.
He is currently Chair of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Past Chair of the North Carolina Association of CPAs Board of Directors. He is a board member of the Lake Norman Educational Foundation