Deborah Rood | ENGAGE 2020

Deborah Rood

Risk Control Consulting Director, CNA
Chicago, IL

Deb is a Risk Control Consulting Director for the Accountants Professional Liability Insurance Program of Continental Casualty Company, a CNA company and the underwriter of the AICPA Professional Liability Insurance Program. She previously practiced public accounting for 19 years with regional public accounting firms.

As a state and local tax (SALT) practice leader with a regional public accounting firm, Deb provided consulting and compliance services to clients in a variety of industries including but not limited to manufacturing, distribution, professional services and transportation. She has conducted presentations at various AICPA and state CPA society conferences and has authored numerous articles.
Deb provides risk control consulting services for CPA firms in the AICPA program. She participates in the development and delivery of risk management training and education products including the live risk management seminar and self-study programs.

Deb earned her BS from Northern Illinois University, MST from DePaul University, and is a CPA licensed in IL. Memberships and affiliations include: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, 2016 Illinois CPA Society Women to Watch Award Winner, President of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, Chair of the Illinois CPA Society Practice and Procedures Committee, former member and chair of Illinois CPA Society Tax Executive Committee, former Member and chair of Illinois CPA Society State and Local Tax Committee, and former member of AICPA State and Local Tax Technical Resource Panel.