2019 Nominating Committee Report

January 10, 2019

OFFICERS: to hold office for one year, from June 1, 2019:

Click here for the biographies of the 2019-2020 Officer and Board of Directors Nominees.

Ita M. Rahilly, RBT CPAs, LLP, automatically succeeds Jan C. Herringer, BDO USA, LLP, as President, in accordance with Article VIII, Paragraph 5 of the Bylaws.
Edward L. Arcara
Edward L. Arcara, CPA PC
to succeed
Ita M. Rahilly



Barbara E. Bel
PKF OConnor Davies, LLP
to succeed Charles V. Abraham
Mazars USA LLP
Joseph A. Maffia
Janover LLC

to succeed
Salvatore A. Collemi
Collemi Consulting & Advisory Services, LLC
Renee Rampulla
Rampulla Advisory Services, LLC
to succeed
Iralma Pozo
City University of New York (CUNY) Colleges
Denise M. Stefano
Mercy College
to succeed Janeen F. Schrann
Piaker & Lyons PC
Kevin Matz
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

to succeed

Anthony T. Abboud
Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C.

DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE: to hold office for three years, from June 1, 2019:

Kelly R. Capron
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
to succeed Sol S. Basilyan
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Elliot L. Hendler
to succeed Christopher G. Cahill
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mitchell J. Mertz
Wei Wei & Co., LLP
to succeed Renee Rampulla
Rampulla Advisory Services, LLC
Janeen F. Schrann
Piaker & Lyons PC
to succeed Robert M. Rollmann
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
Charles J. Weintraub
Maltese and Weintraub CPAs PLLC

to succeed
Michael M. Todres
Todres & Company, LLP

DIRECTORS AS CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVES: to hold office for three years, from June 1, 2019:

Maria L. Petrollese
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.

to succeed

Tracey J. Niemotko
Mount Saint Mary College


Jennifer Pickett
Monolith Solar Associates LLC

to succeed

Kevin P. O’Leary
Marvin and Company


Liren Wei
Wei Wei & Co., LLP

to succeed

Edward F. Esposito
Edward F. Esposito, CPA/ABV,CFE


Michael E. Milisits
Grassi & Co.

to succeed

Mitchell A. Davis
Grassi & Co. 


Maria E. Suppa
Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation

to succeed

Brian M. Reese
Fitzgerald, DePietro & Wojnas CPAs, P.C.


Jan C. Herringer automatically becomes Director for one year as Immediate Past President, in accordance with Article VI, Paragraph 1 of the Bylaws.

DIRECTORS (provided the above nominees are duly elected):


Dennis N. Annarumma, Ernst & Young LLP
Barbara E. Bel, PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP
Anthony S. Chan, CA Global Consulting Inc.
William H. Dresnack, Rochester Institute of Technology
Mark L. Farber, Mark L. Farber CPA PC
Lynne M. Fuentes, Fuentes & Angel CPAs, LLC
Jan C. Herringer, BDO USA, LLP
Douglas L. Hoffman, Hoffman Eells & Gray CPAs, P.C.
Kimberly G. Johnson, KPMG LLP
Joseph A. Maffia, Janover LLC
Kevin Matz, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Candice R. Meth, EisnerAmper LLP
Thomas S. Pirro, Thomas S. Pirro, CPA, PC
Renee Rampulla, Rampulla Advisory Services, LLC
Denise M. Stefano, Mercy College
Mark M. Ulrich, Queensboro Community College (CUNY)


Darcy Aldous, Darcy Aldous, CPA PC
Carnet A. Brown, NYU Langone Health System
Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello, Rock Forensics, LLC
Catherine M. Censullo, Catherine M. Censullo, CPA/CMC Wealth Management
Timothy J. Hammond, The Bonadio Group
Jennifer A. Kartychak, Lumsden & McCormick, LLP
Gerard J. LoVerde, Cicero & LoVerde, P.C.
Patricia A. McGrath, Tronconi Segarra & Associates
Steven M. Morse, The Bonadio Group
Ita M. Rahilly, RBT CPAs, LLP
David G. Young, Young & Company CPAs, LLP


Edward L. Arcara, Edward L. Arcara, CPA PC
Kelly R. Capron, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Elliot L. Hendler, Retired
Mitchell J. Mertz, Wei Wei & Co., LLP
Michael E. Milisits, Grassi & Co.
Maria L. Petrollese, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
Jennifer Pickett, Monolith Solar Associates LLC
Janeen F. Schrann, Piaker & Lyons PC
Maria E. Suppa, Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation
Liren Wei, Wei Wei & Co., LLP
Charles J. Weintraub, Maltese and Weintraub CPAs PLLC

Respectfully submitted,

2018–2019 Nominating Committee:

F. Michael Zovistoski, Chair
William H. Dresnack
David Evangelista
Jennifer R. George
Doreen M. Inserra
Steven M. Morse
Cynthia A. Scarinci
Amanda L. Sexton
John M. Spatola
Edward J. Torres
Stephen A. Verrone

From Anthony T. Abboud, NYSSCPA Secretary/Treasurer

On behalf of the entire membership, I would like to thank the members of the Nominating Committee for their work in identifying candidates to serve. Vetting our future leadership is one of the most important tasks we undertake on a yearly basis.

This formal report will be printed in the March/April issue of The Trusted Professional on page 3, and the service record of all nominees will be printed on pages 4 and 5 of that same issue.

Independent nominations

According to Article X of the Society’s Bylaws, independent nominations for an officer or elected director may be made by a petition filed with the Secretary/Treasurer by March 1. (See www.nysscpa.org/about/about-nysscpa/governance/board-of-directors/bod-documents/bylaws.) These candidates are then added to the ballot, along with those individuals nominated by the Nominating Committee, which will be sent to the Society's voting membership.

Pursuant to the Bylaws, any submitted petition for independent nominees requires at least 427 signatures of CPA members (2 percent of the CPA membership as of the beginning of the fiscal year, which totaled 21,366 this fiscal year), other than that of the nominee, and must certify that the nominee has consented to serve if elected. To be eligible for the position of a Society officer or director, a nominee must (i) be a CPA member of the NYSSCPA; (ii) have at least five years' continuous membership in the Society; and (iii) have at least two years of participation either on a Society-level committee or as a member of the executive board of a chapter, or some combination of both.

Independent nomination petition forms may be downloaded here (login required), printed. Completed petitions should be sent to the NYSSCPA Secretary/Treasurer at the following address:

Anthony T. Abboud
NYSSCPA Secretary/Treasurer
14 Wall Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Annual Election Meeting: Date and place

Based on the votes cast in the ballot, the officers and directors for 2019–2020 will be elected during the NYSSCPA's 122nd annual Election Meeting, which will take place in May at a date and location to be announced. Official notice of the meeting will be included in the May/June issue of The Trusted Professional and will be announced via email and social media.

Contact information

 If you have any questions about this process, please contact Secretary/Treasurer Anthony T. Abboud at secretarytreasurer@nysscpa.org, or Society Director of Professional and Technical Resources Ernest J. Markezin at ejmarkezin@nysscpa.org