Melisa F. Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not for profit and governmental accounting.
Her passion is providing high-quality CPE that is meaningful, creates efficiencies and improves quality, and positively impacts ROI. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts.
Melisa earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation and has met the rigorous requirements to become a Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP).
Melisa's passion for instructional design is one of the differentiators that sets her apart from other CPE providers. She serves on the AICPA's Technical Issues Committee, has had leadership roles on various A&A committees, and serves on the VSCPA's Board of Directors.
She was honored as "40 under 40" — by CPA Practice Advisor — in 2017 and 2018, was named the 2019 Rising Star by her regional NAWBO chapter, received the Don Farmer award for achievement in technical content instruction, and earned several other awards for public speaking and technical training.
Prior to establishing Galasso Learning Solutions, Melisa worked in public accounting, industry, internal audit, and academia.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and International Business from Georgetown University.
On a personal level, Melisa enjoys traveling, watching her daughter ride her horse, and spending quality time with family. She finds balance through yoga, is an avid reader, and frequents local performing arts shows. Melisa actively supports several causes that empower women.