Licensed with the Florida State Board of Accountancy (2001), license number AC 33727;
Licensed with the Florida Real Estate Commission (2014), license number SL3288423;
CPA Fifth Year, University of South Florida (1999);
Bachelor of Arts, Franklin College, English and French (1987);
MBA in Finance, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College (1989);
Member of AICPA's National ABV Exam Writing Team since 2011;
Author of Continuing Professional Education Courses for National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts;
Volunteer advisory board member of the Small Business Development Center of the University of Central Florida 2010--2015;
2014-2016 President of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers; and Board member of Orange Audubon Society (2011 to 2015);
Privileged to be a Member of the Graceland Baptist Church.
John A. Cento, the Managing Member of Highlands Valuation, LLC, is a Florida Certified Public Accountant and an Accredited Senior Appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has awarded Mr. Cento with the designations of Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Society of Appraisers
Mid-Florida Estate Planning Council
National Center for Employee Ownership