FAE Governance


The Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of CPAs is governed by a 12-member board of trustees that includes three officers: the president, secretary and treasurer. The trustees’ three-year terms are evenly staggered, so three vacancies occur each year in addition to the three slots available to the NYSSCPA Board. FAE’s Board of Trustees acts to fill vacancies in the three-year positions on the FAE Board, but its choice is limited to the six or more candidates identified by the NYSSCPA’s board of directors. The NYSSCPA’s Board of Directors Selections Subcommittee is charged with identifying individuals qualified to serve on the trustee board.

FAE trustees typically meet six times a year to discuss the business of the foundation. One of those meetings is held at the Society’s Governance Forum. The FAE trustees are responsible for approval of the FAE budget, setting the general direction for educational programs and overseeing the scholarship program and Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP), a week-long program geared toward encouraging minority high school students to enter the accounting profession. In November 2009, the Society’s Benevolent Fund was merged into the FAE. If there is an application for benefits, FAE Trustees would be responsible for evaluating such requests. There is no compensation for service on the FAE board.

FAE Trustees

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Steven S. Mezzio
Pace University Lubin School of BusinessManhattan/Bronx
Kevin Matz
President Elect
Stroock Stroock & Lavan LLP Manhattan/Bronx
Anthony T. Abboud
Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, P.C.Syracuse
Denise M. Stefano
Mercy College Westchester
Frank J. Aquilino Montclair State University Staten Island
Anthony S. Chan CA Global Consulting Inc.Manhattan/Bronx
David Evangelista
MBAF CPA's LLCRockland
Lori Jansen
Roberts Accounting CPAs P.C.Rochester
Sidney Kess
Citrin Cooperman LLPManhattan/Bronx
M. Jacob Renick
M. J. Renick & Associates LLCWestchester
Johanna M. Richman Self EmployedNassau
Stephen T. Surace Adjusters International Utica
Joanne S. Barry
Executive Director
Foundation for Accounting Education Manhattan/Bronx
Revira Brennan
Staff Who Attend Meetings
New York State Society of CPAs Manhattan/Bronx
Joanne Thelmo
Staff Who Attend Meetings
New York State Society of CPAs Manhattan/Bronx

FAE Trustee Meetings

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