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Accounting Advisory Board

This page features members of the Accounting Advisory Board in the Smeal College of Business.

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.

Tara Weiner, ’76
Managing Partner, Greater Philadelphia Region
Deloitte & Touche
Accounting Advisory Board Chair

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

Colleen Cunningham
Vice President and Controller
Zoetis, Inc.

Robert Denove
Managing Partner
Deloitte & Touche

Patrick Durbin ‘91
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Michael Farrell ‘71
President & CEO
Farrell & Co.

Richard Fisher ‘75
Partner
Eisner Amper LLP

Lou Grabowsky ‘73
Chief Operating Officer
Grant Thronton 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

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
Partner, Advisory Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Kenneth Urish ‘72
Partner & Founder
Urish Popeck & Company

Chris Votta
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 & Touche

Mitch Cohen ‘81 (2007-2010)
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

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

Steve Hamilton ‘86 (2001-2006)
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

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

Jim Matheny ‘64 (2001-2008)
CFO
Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Bernie Milano (2001-2006)
President
KPMG Foundation

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