Melanie Lauridsen, CPA

VP, Tax Policy & Advocacy, AICPA & CIMA


Melanie Lauridsen is the AICPA Vice President of the Tax Policy & Advocacy team in Washington, DC. In this position, she is responsible for the review, formulation, and submission of federal tax technical and policy recommendations to Congress, the Treasury Department, and the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to her current role she also worked on the AICPA Tax Practice & Ethics team determining strategic direction for resources, education, and materials necessary for CPAs to be recognized as the premier providers of tax services. Before working at the AICPA, she also worked at PwC and then Argy, Wiltse and Robinson. She has a Bachelor of Economics from Brigham Young University and a Masters in Accountancy from George Washington University. 

About Us: The AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 400,000 members in 128 countries and more than a 125-year heritage of serving the public interest. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; fraud and forensics; business valuation; and information technology. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation to elevate management accounting globally.