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Official 2007–2008 Nominating Committee Report

January 12, 2007


The Nominating Committee, elected in accordance with Article IX of the bylaws, is pleased to enter the following nominations for Officers and Directors:

OFFICERS: to hold office for one year from June 1, 2007:

David A. Lifson, Hays & Company LLP, automatically succeeds Thomas E. Riley, Beard 
Miller Company LLP
, as President in accordance with Article VIII, Paragraph 5, of the Bylaws.
Sharon Sabba Fierstein
Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
to succeed David A. Lifson 
Hays & Company LLP
Vice Presidents
Rosemarie A. Giovinazzo-Barnickel
Own Account
to succeed Sharon Sabba Fierstein 
Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
John J. Lauchert
Specialty CFO
to succeed Richard E. Piluso 
Edward J. Torres
Own Account
to succeed Robert E. Sohr
Mark Ellis
Michael C. Fina Company
to succeed Himself
Richard E. PilusoRetired
to succeed Neville Grusd
Merchant Factors Corporation

DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE: to hold office for three years from June 1, 2007:

Scott M. Adair 
Monroe County Department of Finance
to succeed Phillip E. Goldstein Levitan Yegidis & Goldstein LLP
Susan M. Barossi
O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins LLP
to succeed Don A. Kiamie 
Windsor Management Corporation
Robert L. Goecks
U.S. Trust Company N.A.
to succeed Howard B. Lorch
Ohel Children’s Home & Family Services
Martha A. Jaeckle
Jaeckle Kearney & Lepselter
to succeed C. Daniel Stubbs, Jr.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc.
Gail M. Kinsella
Testone Marshall & Discenza LLP
to succeed Edward J. Torres
Own Account

DIRECTORS AS CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVES: to hold office for three years from June 1, 2007:

Mid Hudson 
Ita M. Rahilly
Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP
to succeed Deborah L. Bailey-Browne
Own Account
Suzanne M. Jensen 
to succeed Anthony G. Duffy
Dorfman-Robbie, P.C.
Thomas Boyd
St. John’s University
to succeed Thomas Patrick Casey
Casey & Cunningham
David R. Herman 
Own Account
to succeed David Evangelista
Goldstein Lieberman & Company LLC
Thomas M. VanHatten 
Barone Howard Hilton & Powers CPAs P.C.
to succeed John J. Lauchert 
Specialty CFO

All of the nominees have consented to serve if elected.

Thomas E. Riley, Beard Miller Company LLP, retiring President, automatically becomes Director for one year, replacing Stephen F. Langowski, KPMG, LLP, in accordance with Article VI, Paragraph 1, of the Bylaws.

Respectfully submitted,
2006–2007 Nominating Committee
Francis T. Nusspickel, Chair
Peter L. Berlant
Michelle A. Cohen
Joseph M. Falbo Jr. 
Jo Ann Golden
Elliot L. Hendler
Norman W. Lipshie
Kevin J. McCoy
Barry B. Seidel
C. Daniel Stubbs Jr. 
Maryann M. Winters


        NYSSCPA Bylaws (Articles IX and X, paragraphs 1 and 3) provide for an eleven-person nominating committee, which is elected by the membership (nine committee members) and appointed by the board (two committee members). The nominating committee develops a slate of nominees in January each year and presents them to the membership in February. (The committee’s report is to be posted in the Nomination Center on the Society’s website by February 1, emailed to the members for whom the Society has email addresses by February 3, and mailed to the members before March 1. The mailing this year was included on page 3 of the February 15 issue of The Trusted Professional.)

        The Bylaws also provide (Article X, paragraph 4) for an independent nomination process whereby if 100 or more members so desire they may petition to have other candidates added to the proxy/ballot which is mailed to the membership before the annual election dinner. The petitions for independent nominees must reach the Society’s offices on or before March 1.

        Prior to March 1, 2007, the Society received petitions with sufficient signatures to nominate Raymond M. Nowicki, of Nowicki & Company, LLP, for the office of President-Elect for the 2007–2008 fiscal year, to succeed David A. Lifson. The petitioners certified that Mr. Nowicki has consented to serve if elected. Pursuant to the bylaws (Article VIII, paragraph 5), the President-Elect automatically is deemed to have been elected Society President in the following year.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark Ellis
2006–2007 NYSSCPA Secretary

DIRECTORS (provided the above nominees are duly elected)

Terms expiring in 2008:
Rosemarie A. Giovinazzo-Barnickel, Own Account
Debbie A. Cutler, Kramer Love & Cutler, LLP
Mark Ellis, Michael C. Fina Company
Joseph M. Falbo, Jr., Swiantek & Falbo LLP
Myrna L. Fischman, Long Island University
Daniel M. Fordham, Martindale Keysor & Co., PLLC
John J. Lauchert, Specialty CFO
Beatrix G. McKane, Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, LLP
Ian M. Nelson, Own Account
Jason M. Palmer, Palmer Computer Services Inc.
Richard E. Piluso, Retired
Robert T. Quarte, Albrecht Viggiano Zureck & Company P.C.
Thomas E. Riley, Beard Miller Company LLP
Anthony J. Tanzi, Del Rey & Company CPAs, LLP
Edward J. Torres, Own Account
Ellen L. Williams, Eastman Kodak Company
Richard Zerah, Zerah & Company CPAs P.C.

Terms expiring in 2009:
Edward L. Arcara, Own Account 
Scott Hotalen, Vieira & Associates CPAs P.C.
Lauren L. Kincaid, Firley Moran Freer & Eassa CPA P.C.
Kevin Leifer, Ernst & Young LLP
Elliot A. Lesser, Berdon LLP
David A. Lifson, Hays & Company LLP 
Mark L. Meinberg, Feldman Meinberg & Company LLP 
Robert A. Pryba, Jr., Pryba Tobin & Company P.C. 
Judith I. Seidman, Friedman LLP
Liren Wei, Wei Wei & Co., LLP 
Margaret A. Wood, Grant Thornton LLP

Terms expiring in 2010:
Scott M. Adair, Monroe County Department of Finance
Susan M. Barossi, O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins LLP
Thomas Boyd, St. John’s University
Sharon Sabba Fierstein, Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
Robert L. Goecks, U.S. Trust Company N.A.
David R. Herman, Own Account
Martha A. Jaeckle, Jaeckle Kearney & Lepselter
Suzanne M. Jensen, NYAHSA
Gail M. Kinsella, Testone Marshall & Discenza LLP
Ita M. Rahilly, Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP
Thomas M. VanHatten, Barone Howard Hilton & Powers CPAs P.C.

In addition, whichever of the following candidates is elected as 2007–2008 President-Elect will serve as a member of the board with a term expiring in 2010:

Sharon Sabba Fierstein, Marks Paneth & Shron LLP 
Raymond M. Nowicki, Nowicki & Company, LLP