Newsmaker: Martin A. Fritz
Noteworthy: Fritz was named 2013-14 vice president of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants at its 116th convention in Philadelphia.
Family: Wife, Mary Ellen, 54, and children, McKenzie, 18, and Madison, 14
Occupation: Executive vice president of operations, land and construction at EQT Corp. in Pittsburgh.
Background: He is a member of the institute's Marcellus Shale Committee. He is also past president of the institute's Pittsburgh chapter and sits on its Cooperation With the Bar and Nomination committees. He also sits on the board and is past president of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council; he is a member of the United Way of Allegheny County's board, and co-chairs its Youth and Needs Assessment Advisory Committee.
Education: Bachelor's degree in business and economics from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1986 and a juris doctorate degree from the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law in 1992.
Quote: “I think it's an opportunity to give back to a fantastic profession that has been a key to my success.”