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Benjamin and Rachel Poling to share success stories at Fall Speaker Series on September 28

Parkersburg, W.Va. (Sept. 22, 2022) – WVU Parkersburg’s Professional Studies Division is hosting a Fall Speaker Series where prominent local leaders share their success stories. The series of presentations will take place from August to November on the last Wednesday of each month. This month’s speakers are accounting professionals from McDonough, Eddy, Poling & Baylous A.C. (MEPB) Accounting & Financial Services.

Benjamin M. Poling is the current president and managing shareholder of MEPB. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration and a Regents Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia University at Parkersburg. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Additionally, he is accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Rachel V. Poling joined MEPB in 2017. She holds a Regents Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Business Administration from West Virginia University at Parkersburg and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Charleston. She is currently working towards obtaining her CPA license.  Mrs. Poling is a member of the West Virginia Society of Public Accountants (WVSCPA), an Intuit QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and the president of the Parkersburg Chapter of the WVSCPA Board of Directors.

“It is an intentional effort, on the part of the Division of Professional Studies, to provide the community with the opportunity to enjoy a vibrant, intellectually stimulating event and engage with a respected local professional,” Assistant Professor Andrew Walker said.

The Fall Speaker Series will be presented on Sept. 28, from 12:15 to 1 p.m., in the College Theater. All community members are welcome to attend the event free of cost.

For more information, visit wvup.edu/fallspeakerseries.

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