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Thank you to our outgoing President of 2023-2024:  Chris Shive, CPA

Christopher M. Shive, CPA has been in the public accounting field since his graduation from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2006. He was admitted as a Certified Public Accountant in 2010 and currently holds a CPA license in Pennsylvania. Chris is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Chris joined Martin Sacks & Associates after graduation as a full-time staff accountant and became a partner of the Firm in 2019.

Chris provides a variety of accounting services, including audited, reviewed, and compiled financial statement preparation, along with individual, business, fiduciary, and not-for-profit organization tax planning and return preparation.

Chris is actively involved with the local Boy Scout troop in his home town of Duncannon, PA and currently serves as Committee Member and Advancement Coordinator.

"I spend much of my spare time outdoors doing things like hiking, kayaking, and camping – usually over 20 nights each year. Most of this is done while volunteering with my local Boy Scout troop in Duncannon, PA. We stay busy with a week-long summer camp and various weekend campouts, multi-day kayak floats on the river, and backpacking trips of up to six days. I’ve also backpacked in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and completed a thru-hike of the 211-mile John Muir Trail in California, from Yosemite Valley to the peak of Mount Whitney.

Early in my career, I developed an interest in estate planning and recognized an opportunity to help my clients with their estate planning needs as their CPA and trusted advisor. I became a member of the Estate Planning Council in 2016 after being invited by a trust officer who was a board member at the time. Since then, I’ve developed numerous meaningful professional relationships with attorneys, financial advisors, trust officers, and others.

As a CPA and Partner at Martin Sacks & Associates in Harrisburg, PA. I love that we are a relatively small local firm, which allows us to avoid an excessively “corporate” work culture and instead focus on our clients and their various accounting needs."


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MEMBERSHIP:  Our Council consists of nearly 100 members from various disciplines including accountants, attorneys, insurance and financial advisors, trust officers and other related professionals.  Our members meet four times per year for networking and an educational seminar on current estate planning topics. All meetings are held at the West Shore Country Club, Camp Hill, PA. Our council has also begun to host three Member Socials per year at rotating locations.   To join our Council, please complete our membership form or contact Melissa Simpson, Executive Director, for more information at 717-317-9117 or  EPCCentralPA@gmail.com.

The Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania, Inc is affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils and joining can fulfill the requirement of belonging to an affiliated local estate planning council to become an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designee. Please contact the national office at 866-226-2224 to learn more about the Accredited Estate Planner® designation.

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