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Accounting Advisory Board

The Accounting Advisory Board advises and otherwise works with the Department in a number of different ways. The Board is made up of accounting, business, government, and education professionals who have an interest in promoting accounting education as it is understood at Penn State University, and in furthering the development and practice of accounting in all its applications.

The Board meets twice a year with the Department Chair and other department representatives as needed. The Board may also act through committees, which may include Board members only or be joint committees including both Board members and Faculty members.

Patrick Durbin, ’91
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Accounting Advisory Board Chair

John Barnes
Partner, Business Advisory Services
Grant Thornton LLP

Eric Bocan, ’96
Senior Vice President, Corporate Audit
Fidelity Investments

Colleen Cunningham
Vice President and Controller
Zoetis, Inc.

Robert Denove
Managing Partner
Deloitte & Touche

Michael Farrell ‘71
President & CEO
Farrell & Co.

Richard Fisher ‘75
Partner
Eisner Amper LLP

Robert Libby ‘70
David A. Thomas Professor of Management
Cornell University

Thomas McNamara ‘82
Partner
McNamara & Carver

Robert Moore ‘48
President Emeritus
Financial Executives International

Karen Morris, ’86
Manager, Credit Services
PPG Industries, Inc.

David Otteni ‘75
PCAOB

Stephen Patras ‘95
Partner
KPMG LLP

Stephanie Shern ‘69
Founder & CEO
Shern Associates

Ron Sloan ‘70
Retired

James Stalder ‘62
Retired

John Tierney, ’76
Retired Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Kenneth Urish ‘72
Partner & Founder
Urish Popeck & Company

Mike Vierheller, ’89
VP and Deputy Chief Auditor
American Red Cross National Headquarters

Chris Votta
Retired

Carl Weber, ‘86
Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Tara Weiner, ’76
Retired

Emeritus Board Members (position held at end of board membership):

Joan Amble ‘75 (2001-2012)
Executive VP & Controller
American Express

Anthony Buzzelli ‘71 (2001-2004)
Regional Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP

Mitch Cohen ‘81 (2007-2010)
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Anthony Dolanski ‘71 (2001-2007)
CFO
Internet Capital Group

Lou Grabowsky, ’73 (2008-2014)
Cheif Operating Officer
Grant Thornton

Steve Hamilton ‘86 (2001-2006)
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Jim Leisenring (2001-2007)
Director of International Activities
FASB

Jim Matheny ‘64 (2001-2008)
Chief Financial Officer
Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Bernie Milano (2001-2006)
President
KPMG Foundation

Ro Verrechia (2001-2003)
Professor of Accounting
University of Pennsylvania