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Whether you need a keynote, a few hours for a technical track, or someone who can support an entire two-day program, Galasso Learning Solutions is a choice partner for you.

View our topics offered for inspiration when creating your agenda.

Or reach out to GLS as we would be happy to offer suggestions on topics that will engage your audience and make them want to return year after year.

Galasso Learning Solutions supports conferences in a variety of formats

Live onsite

When live events return, GLS will be there to support you pre-conference and to ensure your attendees leave excited to return year after year. 

Live Virtual

With thousands of hours of virtual training experience on many different platforms, GLS can engage your audience in a variety of ways.

Recorded Content

When being together is not an option, many choose to offer pre-recorded content as a means of quality control and to simplify day-of coordination.

Belinda Rivera
BKR International

I can't say enough good things about Melisa Galasso. She has become a trusted advisor to our members over the years. Her energy and enthusiasm for the subject matter keep everyone's attention. We look forward to future meetings led by Melisa.

Belinda Rivera
Senior Manager, Member Services
BKR International
Kelcy Flanagan
New Mexico Society of CPAs

I can’t stress enough how wonderful Melisa is to work with.

Melisa recently developed and taught two customized courses for our Government Finance Experts Conference. From the first email, down to the follow up, every interaction with Melisa exceeded our expectations. Not only is she a joy to work with, assisting with any questions we had in a timely manner, but she is truly an expert in her field. Our attendees were impressed by Melisa’s ability to keep her audience engaged and entertained through case studies and small group discussions. The interactive nature of her courses coupled with Melisa’s vast knowledge made our conference a success. We would not hesitate to bring her back.

Kelcy Flanagan
President & CEO
New Mexico Society of CPAs
Jenn Walker
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Melisa is an engaging speaker who delivers relevant content to her audience with practical examples.
Melisa was our instructor for our association’s full day Yellow Book workshop. She kept the members engaged - both in-person and live stream attendees - with group discussion and questions throughout her presentation. We look forward to working with Melisa and her team at GLS again for future conferences.

Jenn Walker, CMP
Director of Services
CPAmerica, Inc.
Emily Oster
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We had the pleasure of hosting Melisa for the first two days of our annual Government Finance Experts Cluster conference. She was lovely to work with, both during the planning stages and the conference itself. Melisa adapted her material to address our specific technical needs and ensure that the course content was appropriate and relevant for our mixed audience of independent public accountants and government finance professionals. She responded graciously and 'on-the-fly' to unanticipated requests from conference participants. We consider Melisa a valuable asset and a great technical resource.

Emily Oster, CPA, CGMA
Director of Compliance & Quality Control
New Mexico Office of the State Auditor
Amy Campbell
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Working with Melisa Galasso is an all-around enjoyable experience.
She is personable and genuine, while bringing a thorough level of technical knowledge to the courses she facilitates. She offers an engaging and inclusive experience while maintaining a professional demeanor. I have worked with her in a professional capacity arranging CPE course offerings. Throughout the entire process, she has always been communicative and well prepared.

Amy Campbell, MBA
Administrator – Talent Management
AICPA
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Melisa F. Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with nearly 20 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 is a Certified Speaking Professional, a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers.

She also serves on the FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), AICPA Council, and the VSCPA’s Board of Directors. She previously served on the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC) and is a past-Chair of the NCACPA’s A&A committee. In addition, Melisa authors the AICPA’s State and Local Government Guide and serves as a SME for the Center for Plain English Accounting.

Melisa is a 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award recipient and was honored as a “40 under 40” by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She was also 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.

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Melisa Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with nearly 20 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. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts. Melisa is a Certified Speaking Professional, a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers. Within the industry, Melisa serves on the FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), AICPA Council, and the VSCPA’s Board of Directors. She previously served on the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC) and is a past-Chair of the NCACPA’s A&A committee. Melisa also authors the AICPA’s State and Local Government Guide and serves as a SME for the Center for Plain English Accounting.

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Melisa is the CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions. Melisa founded GLS in 2016 to combine her passions for technical accounting and public speaking while making a difference in the profession. Melisa loves practical learning, engaged audiences, and interactive sessions that leverage the best of adult learning theory.

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