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.

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

John Barnes, '95
Partner, Advisory Services
Grant Thornton LLP

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

Colleen Cunningham
Senior Vice President and Controller
Zoetis, Inc.

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

KC McClure, ‘87
Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations
Accenture

Thomas McNamara ‘82
Partner
McNamara & Carver

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

David Otteni ‘75
PCAOB

Stephen Patras ‘95
Partner
KPMG LLP

Michael Poerksen '85
Client Service Director
Robert Half Management Services

Stephen Reeves, ‘81
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Enviva LP

Thomas Sand, ‘91
Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Spencer Schwartz, ‘88
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Atlas Air Worldwide

Ron Sloan ‘70
Retired

Jonathan Taylor, ‘90
Partner, Licensing and Royalty
Spielman Koenigsberg & Parker LLP

John Tierney, ’76
Retired Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Kenneth Urish ‘72
Partner & Founder
Urish Popeck & Company

Mike Vierheller, ’89
Managing Director 
BDO USA, LLP

Chris Votta
Retired

Carl Weber, ‘86
Partner
Deloitte 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

Robert Denove (2002-2016)
Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP

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

Stephanie Shern ‘69 (2001-2016)
Founder & CEO
Shern Associates

James Stalder ‘62 (2005-2017)
Retired

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

In Memoriam
Robert Moore '48
(2001-2016)
President Emeritus
Financial Executives International