Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winners

The Forty Under 40 award recognizes NYSSCPA members who demonstrated leadership in their organization, made significant professional achievements in the past year and have gone “above and beyond” in giving back to the community.

The NYSSCPA salutes the inaugural Forty Under 40 winners:


Kelly Mandell-Klumpp, Brisbane Consulting Group LLC


David M. Barral, CPA, The Northern Trust Company
Alicea Castellanos, CPA, TEP, N.P., Global Taxes LLC
Mark DiMichael, CPA/CFF/ABV, CFE, CCFI, Citrin Cooperman
Michael R. Durant, CPA, Prager Metis CPAs
Matthew Estersohn, Marks Paneth LLP
Joseph Giampapa, CPA, Marks Paneth LLP
Zachary Gordon, CPA, Janover LLC
Gregory M. Healy, CPA/PFS, CFP, The Glenmede Trust Company
Jason A. Hoffman, CPA, Janover LLC
Katelyn Kogan, CPA, Mazars USA LLP
Benjamin Lederman, CPA, Cohn Reznick LLP
Crystal J. Lee, Search Masters NY
Michael Ross Leshansky, CPA, Deloitte
Mikhail Raybshteyn, MST, CPA, EY
Jason H. Soman, CPA/ABV, ASA, CFE, MPI Business Valuation & Advisory
Philip Chandra Sookram, CPA, St. Peter's University
Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA, CGMA, Lehman College
Robert Westley, CPA, PFS, CFP, Northern Trust

Mid Hudson

Magda V. Reyes, CPA, Satin Fine Foods


Derek Abdekalimi, CPA, Green Bean CFO
Kaysian C. Gordon, MBA, CFP, CDFA, CPA, Clarus Group
Joshua Sechter, CPA/ABV, MPI Business Valuation & Advisory


Matthew G. Gallagher, CPA, St. John's University
Akshay T. Shrimanker, CPA, Shay CPA PC
Mark M. Ulrich, ​​MBA, CPA, CUNY Queensborough Community College 


Anthony Mangiameli, CPA, Insero & Co. CPAs, LLP
Tessa B. Spinelli, CPA, Insero & Co. CPAs, LLP
Garrett Wagner, CPA/CITP, C3 Evolution Group

Southern Tier

Nicole R. Mayers, CPA, Vieira & Associates CPAs


John W. Hermus, CPA, Sheehan & Co. CPA PC
Robert J. Huether, CPA, KPMG LLP
Robert Scarpati, CPA, MBA, Autologic Diagnostics, Inc.
Amanda L. Sexton, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick LLP
John M. Spatola, Nawrocki Smith LLP


Michelle Lesser, CPA, Bonadio & Co., LLP
Andrea Pagano, CPA, State University of New York at Oswego


Maria E. Suppa, CPA/CFF/MBA, Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation


Gregory Re, CPA, MST, Martin DeCruze & Co. LLP
Dominic J. Rovano, CPA, Janover LLC

Thank you to all those who submitted nominations. It’s wonderful to see the difference NYSSCPA members make in their workplace and their communities.

*Firms are as of submission date