Gregory A. Long CPA

gregEducation:
B.B.A. from Kent State University, Majors in Accounting and Business Management. Continuing education courses in all areas of Taxation, Accounting, and Management Advisory Services.

Professional Organizations:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants, and American Society of Military Comptrollers, and Kent State University Accounting Advisory Council.

Experience:
Over thirty years of public accounting experience in the areas of General Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, and Management Advisory Services. Worked 5 years for Premier Industrial Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange Company as a Staff Accountant, Internal Auditor, and Director of Operations and Finance. Co-Founder, President, and Managing Partner of Long, Cook & Samsa, Inc., CPA’s, a local accounting firm in Wooster, Ohio. Originator, member of the Board of Directors, and Audit Committee Chairman of Ohio Legacy Bank.

Community Activities:
Current member of the Wooster Shrine Club, Wooster Elks Lodge, Masonic Temple, and American Legion Post 68. Treasurer of the Wooster Rotary Club, Inc. and the Wooster High School Alumni and Friends Association. Past Chairman and Treasurer of the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Past President of the Wayne County Historical Society, member of the Board of Directors of Wooster Youth Baseball, Main Street Wooster, and member of the Board of Trustees of Boys Village, Inc. Former member of the Board of Directors of Hospice of Wayne County, Inc.; Meals Together, Inc.; and Secretary of The Wooster Country Club, Inc. Lt. Colonel (retired) in the United States Army Reserve; Wooster Youth Baseball coach from 1970-2002; Chairman of the Troop Committee of Boy Scout Troop #61; Past President and current Board member of the Buckeye Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America and former member of the Wooster Community Design Commission. Life member of the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarian, member of the Wooster City Schools Business Advisory Council; and member of the Wayne County Schools Career Center Advisory Board. Has served as the 2002 Wayne County Historical Society Capital Campaign Co-Chairman, 2003 United Way of Wayne & Holmes Counties Campaign Chair, as a 2004-2006 Red Cross of Wayne County Campaign Committee Member, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the College of Wooster.

Community Awards:
Roy Bates Foundation Community Service Award – 2001
Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award – 2001
Wayne County Historical Society-Alvin Rich Lifetime Achievement Award – 2005
The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks-Marvin M. Lewis Elks & Scouting Award – 2005
Paul Harris Fellow – Rotary International – 2007
Elk of the Year – 2008
Kent State University Beta Alpha Psi Alumni of the Year – 2008
Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award – 2009
Kent State University Dean’s Alumni Spirit Award – 2010

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