PROFILE OF ANITA T. CONNER, M.S.T., C.P.A.
Anita T. Conner is the founder, President and CEO of Anita T. Conner & Associates, P.C. a full service Certified Public Accounting firm. Anita attributes her entrepreneurial spirit to her parents, Dorothy M. Thorne and the late George E. Thorne. Anita remembers their lessons on empowerment through self-employment and knew she would someday run her own business. To acquire the needed skills, Anita attended Drexel University, where she earned an accounting degree with honors. She continued her education at the Philadelphia University, earning a Master's Degree in Taxation, also with honors.
Professionally, Anita has worked as a tax accountant at Price Waterhouse & Co., a tax manager at Penn Mutual Life Insurance, Co. and CFO and Controller for Indepro. Corp., a subsidiary of Penn Mutual. Additionally, she was an associate professor of Philadelphia University and Pennsylvania State University. Since 1988, Anita has concentrated her efforts on her own company.
Anita believes in the concept of giving back to the community. She is the founder and chairman of George E. Thorne Development Center, a nonprofit affiliate of Anita T. Conner & Associates, P.C. The mission of this not-for-profit organization is to educate youth on money matters, to expose youth to the principles of entrepreneurship and to provide training and technical assistance to faith based and other non-profit organizations. Anita has appeared on many television and radio shows. She also has been a contributing columnist to the Philadelphia Tribune and a consultant for Black Enterprise Magazine.
Anita is also, the Founder, President and CEO of ATC Financial Services, Inc. As a licensed Financial Advisor, Anita's objective is to solve her client's business problems and introduce them to the benefits of investing and protecting their assets.
Anita maintains a number of affiliations within the professional community. She is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and member and former president of National Association of Black Accountants, Philadelphia Chapter. She is also active in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Pennsylvania Chapter. Anita is a member of Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown where she is currently the Chairperson of the Trustee Board.