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GLS Trainers are experts in their field and know how to deliver training in a way that is easy to absorb and apply.

We also have a team of professionals to support day-to-day operations. From project managers and compliance experts to marketing, we couldn’t run efficiently without our entire team functioning at their best.

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Melisa F. Galasso, CPA, CGMA, CSP, CPTD

Founder & CEO

Jaclyn Veno CPA | Auditing Level Training | CPE

Jaclyn M. Veno, CPA

Learning & Development Specialist

helping you succeed

GLS Team

Frank Galasso, Director of Operations

Frank Galasso

Director of Operations

Kristina Medina

Kristina Medina

Project Manager

Teresa Holliday, Marketing Specialist

Teresa Holliday

Marketing Specialist

Teresa Holliday, Marketing Specialist

Lori A. Paillet

Learning & Development Operations Specialist

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At Galasso Learning Solutions, we pride ourselves on delivering top-tier continuing education in a vast array of subjects. To most effectively meet the needs of a diverse industry, we partner with esteemed subject matter experts and some of the finest trainers in the nation. Rather than competing, we join forces to bring you unparalleled insights and expertise. Our commitment to collaboration ensures that our clients receive custom training on a variety of technical topics from the very best in the field.

Our impressive partner network provides subject matter expertise and training in the areas of Tax, Employee Benefit Plans / ERISA Audits, HUD, Executive Leadership, Ethics, Succession Planning, Financial Planning, Business Valuation, and Mergers & Aquisitions.

Our network includes CPAs, CFPs, CFEs, former CFOs & Controllers, Audit Partners, Authors, Keynote Speakers, SHRM Certified Leaders, Certified Speaking Professionals (CSPs), Former University Faculty, and a Vistage Chairman (Executive Coach and Facilitator)

They have served in key industry positions and committees, including on the AICPA Technical Standards Committee for Employee Benefit Plans, Boards of Directors of their State Societies, State Boards of Accountancy, AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) committees, the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), NASBA committees, National Speakers Association committees, and various state and national A&A Committees.

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Melisa F. Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with over 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 AICPA's Women's Initiative Executive Committee (WIEC). She also serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the Center for Plain English Accounting. She previously served on the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC), the VSCPA’s Board of Directors and is a past-Chair of the NCACPA’s A&A committee.  In addition, Melisa is the author of Money Matters for Nonprofits: How Board Members Can Harness the Power of Financial Statements by Understanding Basic Accounting which is available on Amazon or anywhere you purchase books online.

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. Melisa currently serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board of Girls on the Run Greater Charlotte.

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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 serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the Center for Plain English Accounting.  She previously served on the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC), the VSCPA’s Board of Directors, and is a past-Chair of the NCACPA’s A&A committee. Melisa is the author of Money Matters for Nonprofits: How Board Members Can Harness the Power of Financial Statements by Understanding Basic Accounting which is available on Amazon or anywhere you purchase books online.

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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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Melisa Galasso, CPA, CSP, CPTD

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 AICPA’s Women’s Initiative Executive Committee (WIEC). She also serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the Center for Plain English Accounting. She previously served on the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC), the VSCPA’s Board of Directors, and is a past Chair of the NCACPA’s A&A committee. In addition, Melisa is the author of Money Matters for Nonprofits: How Board Members Can Harness the Power of Financial Statements by Understanding Basic Accounting which is available on Amazon or anywhere you purchase books online.

Melisa received a Top 50 Women in Accounting Award in 2021 by Ignition, 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.