Chris A. DeFrain, CPA – Chris graduated from Emmaus High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Muhlenberg College in 1999. He worked in the accounting department for Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group from 1994 through 1997. Chris joined Buckno Lisicky & Company, Certified Public Accountants in February, 1998. Buckno Lisicky & Company is a regional CPA firm headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with offices in Bethlehem, PA, Lehighton, PA and Cedar Knolls, New Jersey and employs over 85 employees. Chris received his CPA license in March, 2001. In June 2005, he was promoted to Shareholder at Buckno Lisicky & Company. Chris developed a niche working with quick-service restaurants and in particular McDonald’s Restaurant Franchisees. Chris’s group of nine employees serviced over 110 McDonald’s restaurants and offered a full range of accounting services from back office support and systems through financial statement preparation and analysis. The accounting services also included tax planning and tax preparation along with business consulting and cash flow analysis. He left Buckno Lisicky & Company in May, 2009 and rejoined Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group as their Vice President of Accounting and Restaurant Support.
Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). He is also a Certified QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor and has taught QuickBooks classes at Lehigh Carbon Community College. He conducted QuickBooks seminars for the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and Buckno Lisicky & Company. Chris also instructed QuickBooks courses for The Pennsylvania Self-Employed Assistance (SEA) program. He is a past member of the Personal Financial Planning Committee for the PICPA, Lehigh County chapter.
He is a past board member of the Emmaus Youth Association and Emmaus Borough Parks and Recreation Commission. He resides in Emmaus with his wife Suzanne and his children, Melissa and Paul.
In his spare time he enjoys coaching baseball, investing, and watching his children participate in sports.
Chris’ favorite Red Robin Gourmet Burger is the Burnin’ Love Burger!