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FORUM Magazine Publishes Article by Dr. John Karaffa

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

John Karaffa Featured in Strayer University’s FORUM: Advancing Academic Discourse Winter/Spring 2011 Edition

An article written by Dr. John Karaffa, President and Founder of ProSport CPA, was published in the Winter/Spring 2011 edition of Strayer University’s magazine, Forum: Advancing Academic Discourse. Forum is the semiannual academic newsletter of Strayer University. The mission of Forum is to provide a venue for Strayer University faculty and academic administration to discuss issues affecting adult learners and share experiences that further professional growth.

The article written by Dr. Karaffa provided recommendations to Leaders in the National Football League, NFL Players Association (NFLPA), and NFL Teams to help them increase NFL player awareness about making better financial decisions. Recommendations revolved around the categories of (1) disabilities and injuries, (2) NFL pensions, (3) careers after football, and (4) financial education.

Dr. Karaffa’s company, ProSport CPA, is a local tax, accounting, and financial education firm that specializes in helping professional athletes. More information is available at www.prosportcpa.com.

The full article is attached Strayer University Forum Winter-Spring 2011

Dr. John Karaffa profiled in the Journal of Accountancy

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

ProSport CPA Founder Tapped for Prestigious Accounting Journal

Dr. John Karaffa, President and Founder of ProSport CPA, is profiled in the July issue of the Journal of Accountancy, the leading journal in the accounting industry. The magazine selects Certified Public Accountants in all walks of life to profile in each issue. Dr. Karaffa’s background proved quite interesting for the journal, as his past jobs included stints as a Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Professor, Coach, and Professional Basketball Player.

Dr. Karaffa’s company, ProSport CPA, is a local tax, accounting, and financial education firm that specializes in helping professional athletes. More information is available at www.prosportcpa.com.

The full article can be found at http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/2010/Jul/20102722.htm.

Karaffa – Journal of Accountancy July 2010

Dr. John Karaffa Speaks at NFLPA Financial Advisors Conference

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Dr. John Karaffa, President of ProSport CPA, was invited to speak at the National Football League Players Association’s Financial Advisor Conference in May in Hollywood, Florida. Dr. Karaffa’s study, Retired NFL Players Perceptions of Financial Decisions Made: A Phenomenological Study, provided valuable insight to the field of financial planning for professional athletes. Dr. Karaffa presented his findings at the conference to over 100 financial advisors, who serve as NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisors, as well as members of the NFLPA, NCAA, and several former NFL players.

More information can be found at www.prosportcpa.com.

NFLPA Financial Advisors – Conference Agenda

Karaffa Dissertation – NFLPA Presentation 06MAY10

John Karaffa Awarded Doctor of Business Administration

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

John Karaffa, President of ProSport CPA PLLC in Virginia, recently received a Doctor of Business Administration from the School of Advanced Studies at the University of Phoenix. Dr. Karaffa, who pursued his doctoral studies starting in 2006, had earned a MBA from Schiller International University in 1995, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Butler University in 1991, where he also played intercollegiate basketball for the Butler Bulldogs, the 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Runner-Ups.

Dr. Karaffa completed a widely-acclaimed doctoral dissertation in cooperation with the National Football League Players Association entitled, Retired NFL Players’ Perceptions of Financial Decisions Made: A Phenomenological Study. His study focused on the financial decisions made by former NFL players during their playing careers. Dr. Karaffa’s research study was the first of its kind in professional sports. His work has gained notoriety for its in-depth recommendations to professional athletes, as well as to financial advisors who support this challenging niche.

Dr. Karaffa’s firm specializes in tax, accounting, and financial education services for professional athletes and entertainers. For more information, please contact ProSport CPA or visit www.prosportcpa.com.