Ron Rivera, CPA, CVGA
Albuquerque, NM â€” November 13, 2020 â€” REDW, one of the Southwestâ€™s largest certified public accounting and advisory firms, is proud to highlight the recognition of Ron Rivera, CPA, CVGA, by the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants (NMSCPA) in their 2020 Outstanding Member and Women to Watch Awards.
As managing principal of REDW from 2001 to 2016, and with the collective efforts of the firm and its principals, Ron was a driving force in establishing REDWâ€™s expanding national profile. In 2011, he strategically chartered the opening of the firmâ€™s second office in Phoenix, Arizona, and throughout his years with the firm he has guided REDW to significant growth, tripling its size in terms of revenues, number of CPAs on staff, and total number of employees.
â€œRon has been a tremendous force behind REDWâ€™s success and growth over the past several decades,â€ said Steve Cogan, Managing Principal. â€œNot only have our clients benefitted greatly from his care and expertise, but his leadership has helped REDW to fulfill our purpose of contributing meaningfully in the lives of our team and communities. Ron built the firmâ€™s infrastructure and launched our long-term vision of strategic expansion.â€
The recognition this Lifetime Achievement award from the NMSCPA also sheds light on Ronâ€™s continuing work as a REDW firm Principal, serving clients in a variety of industries at local and national levels. With over 35 years of serving New Mexico in public accounting, he is skilled in counseling individuals on tax concerns, and planning for estates and retirement. Ron also advises growing corporations on strategic planning, management structure, and tax consequences of varying business activities. He continues service in advisement to business and nonprofit organizations for their strategy in budgeting and financial management issues.
As a member of the Tax Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA,) Ron has also long been heavily involved in community activities. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund NM Alliance, the Association of Commerce and Industry, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, and the Albuquerque Community Foundation.
Ron will be recognized among eight other respected individuals in the industry and community who are receiving awards for Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Membership, and are among the Women to Watch at the NMSCPAâ€™s Pride in the Profession Luncheon on November 13, 2020.