Melissa A. Pugne, MST

Tax Director

Melissa has been with Sisterson since 2006. Her experience includes tax return review and tax planning for S corporations, C corporations, partnerships, not-for-profits and individuals. Melissa works with clients in a variety of industries including real estate, oil and gas, technology, manufacturing and distribution, investment companies, private foundations and public charities. She has experience with multiple state returns, like-kind exchanges, tax projections, start-up companies, analysis of basis and identity theft resolution. Melissa is on the firm’s CPE committee and coordinates the firm’s continuing education programs. She also instructs courses on a variety of topics including partnership taxation, Form 990-PF preparation and quarterly tax estimates.

Melissa lives with her husband and daughter in Collier Township and enjoys listening to the Pittsburgh Pirates.


  • B.S. in Accounting, Robert Morris University
  • M.S. in Taxation, Robert Morris University

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (Pennsylvania)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • PIOGA (Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association) Member
  • Hope Grows - Board Member, Treasurer
  • Young Professional Women in Energy - Former Board Member

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