The Council of Accountancy

The Department of Accountancy is proud of its affiliation with the Council on Accountancy, a group of over fifty accounting and financial executives who serve as advisors to the Department. This group works closely with the faculty of the Department in providing quality educational and professional opportunities for students and attracting superior students to the Canisius Accounting Programs. The Council has been instrumental in the creation of an endowment of over $4 million that provides scholarships for upper-class accounting, accounting information systems, and graduate students. The Department also offers a program that affords opportunities for a paid summer work experience.  Other programs include advising students through a mentoring program, hosting students for breakfast meetings with professionals and mock job interviews. The Council also assists the Department in developing new programs and courses and job placement for graduates.

The 2013-2014 Accountancy Council

Angeline Beiter, CPA
Controller, AirSep Corporation

Norbert A. Bennett, CPA
Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Cares LLC/ D/B/A Taracares

Michael L. Bradley, CPA
Senior Vice President & CFO, NOCO Energy Corp.

Pamela J. Brewer
Chief Financial Officer, Mercantile Adjustment Bureau. LLC

Robert F. Cavallari, CPA
 Financial Executive

Jeffrey H. Couchman, CPA
Partner, Gaines Kriner Elliott LLP

Eileen C. Crotty, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Hodgson Russ LLP

Michael F. Cucinotta, CPA
Director of Financial Services, Praxair Inc.

Maureen E. D’Orazio
Management Consultant

James R. Deuschle, CPA
Executive Vice President & CFO, Rich Products

Bryan Donohue, CPA
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer, The Buffalo News

Thomas R. Emmerling, CPA
Managing Partner, Dopkins & Company LLP

Paul W. Evans, Jr., CPA
Corporate Controller, Uniland Development Co.

Patrick W. Finucane, CNE
CFO, Ronco Communications and Electronics Inc.

Donald R. Fishback, CPA
Vice President & CFO, Moog Inc.

Frank Forkl, Jr., CPA
Chief Audit Executive, Greatbatch Inc.

Thomas P. Grogan, CPA
Partner, Brock Schechter & Polakoff, LLP

Alfons P. Gutmann
Financial Consultant

Brendan M. Harrington, CPA
Sr. Vice President & CFO, Computer Task Group

Mark P. Higgins, CPA, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer, Lawley Service Inc.

Karen L. Howard, CPA
Executive Vice President, Kei Advisors, LLC

Ralph M. Jeswald, CPA
Partner, Dopkins & Company LLP

Mark I. Johnson, CFA
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Independent Health Association

Joseph M. Kessler, CPA    
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Kaleida Health

Mark J. Koziel, CPA
Vice President-Firm Services & Global Alliance, AICPA

Henry Koziol, CPA
Director, Freed Maxick & Battaglia, CPA’s, PC

Steven J. Longo, CPA
Chief Operating Officer, The Benchmark Group

Martin C. Lougen, Jr., CPA
Partner, Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Wientraub LLP

Stephen T. LoVullo, CPA
Partner, Lumsden & McCormick LLP

Philip A. Mann, CPA
Managing Partner-Buffalo, Bonadio & Co. LLP

Dale M. McKim, III, CPA
Partner, KPMG, LLP

Henry W. J. McWilliams, CPA
CFO & Chief Department Administor, UB Family Medicine, Inc

Jay McWatters, CPA
Partner, Dopkins & Company LLP

James C. Metzler, CPA
Vice President, Small Firm Interest, AICPA

Adam Mikols
Chief Financial Officer, Seal & Design Inc.

Michael J. O’Leary, CPA
Partner- Midwest Risk Practice Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

Ronald M. Olejniczak, CPA
 Financial Executive

Gerald Pullano, CPA
Tax Partner, Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner

C. Anthony Rider, CPA
CFO, Locke Acquisition Group LLC

Gregory P. Rustowicz, CPA 
VP- Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Columbus McKinnon Corporation

James J. Rzad, CPA
Financial Executive

David M. Schmidt, CPA
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Mark J.F. Schroeder
Comptroller, City of Buffalo

Daniel J. Scully, CPA
Chief Executive Officer, Buffalo Medical Group, P.C.

James S. Segarra, CPA
Managing Partner, Tronconi Segarra & Associates, LLP

Barbara J. Smith, CPA
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer , Buffalo Public Schools

Michael J. Smith, CPA
Tax Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Michael R. Spychala, CPA
Sr. Vice President & Controller, M&T Bank

William J. Swierat, CPA
Principal, Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP

Ronald J. Tanski
President & CEO, National Fuel Gas Company

Kenneth J. Wilson, CPA
Financial Executive

Michael R. Winter, CPA
Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Morton H. Wittlin, CPA
Senior Partner, Wittlin Cain & Dry LLP

Kristin Zirnheld, CPA
Corporate Controller, Buffalo Sabres