University of Pittsburgh

Aaron Risden, CPA, BSBA '03; MS '11

Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer, Vision Benefits of America, Inc.

Aaron Risden

Aaron Risden is Chief Administrative Officer at the second largest vision insurance provider in Pennsylvania. Aaron is responsible for accounting & finance, information technology, and data processing in his present role. Aaron previously was a controller for a privately held company and a senior manager at a U.S. top 25 accounting and consulting firm in Pittsburgh. Aaron specialized in providing audit, accounting and consulting services to private businesses in a variety of industries, as well as to employee benefit plans. Aaron was the 2012-2013 President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and has previously served the Pittsburgh Chapter of the PICPA as Co-Chair of the Community Involvement & Social Responsibility Committee and Chair of the Member Services Committee. Aaron was recognized as one of the PICPA’s 40 Under 40 Members to Watch in 2008. Aaron is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Aaron received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting from the University of Pittsburgh.