Ellen S Silverstein, CPA, works and lives in Clarksburg, MD (upper Montgomery County). As a lifelong Marylander, Ellen graduated from the University of Maryland in 1981. After working for a local MD CPA firm for two years, she then worked a two year stint in the private sector. Another two years later, Ellen went back into public accounting and established her own firm in 1991. Concentrating on small businesses and their owners, her business successfully expanded and provides services to a varied client base, covering a wide area of central Maryland with many out of state clients as well. She has been a member of MSATP since 1993, serving on and chairing various committees as well as serving on the Board of Directors. Ellen is currently serving as Immediate Past President of the Society.