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hickley picRichard R. Rhodes, EA

In December of 2012, Rich Rhodes was elected for a second full term to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Enrolled Agents. He has served on a number of committees at the national, state and local level. Rich has been the President of both the Ohio State Society of Enrolled Agents and the Enrolled Agents of Greater Cleveland.

In August of 2012 Rich was honored to earn the distintion of Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute. Fellows of NAEA’s National Tax Practice Institute have completed a rigorous three-year curriculum which has uniquely prepared them to effectively represent their clients before all administrative levels of the IRS. Having successfully completed coursework covering all variances of examinations, audits, collections and appeals, and having studied best practices and role-playing, Fellows know the entire process from both the client and IRS perspective. While earning the EA license denotes competence and the right to represent taxpayers, Fellows have made the commitment to a higher level of knowledge and excellence

NAEA Fly In Day

Rich has participated in the NAEA fly in day in Washington DC since 2010. NAEA hosts an annual Fly-In Day as a means for members to personally meet with our representatives in Congress to discuss issues of interest. Each Fly-In is an opportunity for our EA community to join together and:

  • Campaign personally for issues of interest to all EAs
  • Raise our profile with legislative decision-makers
  • Gain the practical knowledge of citizen advocacy

Each Fly-In Day includes:

  • Training and briefing on NAEA’s public policy agenda
  • Personal meetings with Congressional staff and members
  • Debriefing reception to network with other members