Accounting External Advisory Board

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

The Accounting External 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.

Chad Gazzillo '99
Audit Partner
KPMG LLP
Accounting Advisory Board Chair

Sandy Arkell, '90
Executive Vice President, Corporate Controller
Mastercard

Ed Babcock
Retired

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

Mike Denove '02
Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Patrick Durbin, ’91
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Betsy Johnson '91
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

David Landau
Chief Executive Officer
DLA, LLC

Dan Le, '99
Audit & Assurance partner
DeLoitte

Chad Levant
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Johnnie Lewis
Partner
PriceWaterhouse Coopers, LLC

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

Diane Nguyen, '91
CFO, Microsoft Federal
Microsoft

Michael S. Poerksen, '85
Talent Acquisition Director
Solerity

Jon Raphael '93
Partner
Deloitte

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

John Tierney, ’76
Retired 

Scot Warren '86
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
The Options Clearing Corporation

Bonnie Yormack '89
Owner
Lynn-Mark Enterprises, LLC

 

Honorary Board Members 

Richard Fisher ‘75
Retired

Thomas McNamara ‘82
Partner
McNamara & Carver

Stephen Patras ‘95
Partner
KPMG, LLP

Ron Sloan ‘70
Retired

Kenneth Urish ‘72
Partner & Founder
Urish Popeck & Company

Mike Vierheller, ’89
Managing Director 
BDO USA, LLP

Carl Weber, ‘86
Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP

 

Emeritus Board Members 

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

Eric Bocan, ’96 (2014-2020)
Audit SVP-Copr. Functions, Global Services & DI
Fidelity Investments

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

Mitch Cohen ‘81 (2007-2010)
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Colleen Cunningham (2005-2017)
Retired

Robert Denove (2002-2016)
Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP

Anthony P. Dolanski ‘68 (2001-2007)
CFO
Internet Capital Group

Michael Farrell ‘71 (2001-2019)
President & CEO
Farrell & Co.

Lou Grabowsky, ’73 (2008-2014)
Chief 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

Karen Morris, ’86 (2014-2020)
Manager, Credit Services
PPG Industries, Inc.

David Otteni ‘75 (2005-2018)
Retired

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

James Stalder ‘62 (2005-2017)
Retired

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

Chris Votta (2013-2021)
Retired

Tara Weiner, ’76 (2006-2018)
Retired

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