Council on 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 a endowment of over two (2) million dollars that provides scholarships for upper-class accounting 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.
2011-2012 Accountancy Council
Angeline Beiter, CPA
Vice President of Finance, AirSep Corporation
Norbert A. Bennett, CPA
Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Cares LLC/ D/B/A Taracares
Michael L. Bradley, CPA
Vice President & CFO, NOCO Energy Corp.
Pamela J. Brewer
Chief Financial Officer, Mercantile Adjustment Bureau. LLC
Robert F. Cavallari, CPA
Chief Administration Officer & CFO, Canisius High School
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
James R. Deuschle, CPA
Executive Vice President & CFO, Rich Products Corp.
Bryan Donohue, CPA
Vice President & CFO, 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
Executive Vice President, BMW Management Co., LLC
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
Senior Director of Processing, Sodexo Inc.
Brendan M. Harrington, CPA
Sr. Vice President & CFO, Computer Task Group
Mark P. Higgins, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Lawley Service Inc.
David A. Hodgson, CPA
Chief Information Officer, Perry’s Ice Cream
Karen L. Howard, CPA
V.P. – Strategic Initiatives, Columbus McKinnon Corporation
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
Henry Koziol, CPA
Director, Freed Maxick & Battaglia, CPA’s, PC
Deborah C. Leous
Chief Financial Officer, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
M. Steven 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
Jay McWatters, CPA
Partner, Dopkins & Company LLP
James C. Metzler, CPA
Vice President, Small Firm Interest, AICPA
Chief Financial Officer, Seal & Design Inc.
Michael J. O’Leary, CPA
Partner- Midwest Risk Practice Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
Ronald M. Olejniczak, CPA
Semi-retired- Financial Executive
Gerald Pullano, CPA
Tax Partner, Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner
C. Anthony Rider, CPA
CFO, Locke Acquisition Group
James J. Rzad, CPA
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, Buffalo Public Schools
Michael J. Smith, CPA
Tax Director, Deloitte
Michael R. Spychala, CPA
Sr. Vice President & Controller, M&T Bank
William J. Swierat, CPA
President, Gould and Swanson P.C.
Ronald J. Tanski
President & COO , National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp.
Kenneth J. Wilson, CPA
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Merchants Insurance Group
Michael R. Winter, CPA
Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Morton H. Wittlin, CPA
Senior Partner, Wittlin Cain & Dry LLP