Nominations for Society’s Board of Directors Due Dec. 31


Are you interested in serving on the NYSSCPA’s Board of Directors? The Society’s Nominating Committee is accepting submissions of interest by members to fill key leadership positions on the NYSSCPA’s Board of Directors. Terms begin on June 1, 2019. The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.

Open positions for 2019–2020 are: president-elect, which means serving a one-year term and then automatically becoming president for a one-year term; four posts for vice president, which carry a one-year term; secretary/treasurer, which ordinarily serves two consecutive one-year terms; and five at-large directors who ordinarily serve a three-year term.

Members may nominate themselves or be nominated by another member. Before submitting the name of another member for nomination, please confirm that the candidate is willing and able to serve. We also request that you submit a biography or résumé for yourself or the candidate and an email or letter indicating why you or that person should serve on the Board of Directors as a Society officer.

Please email your nominations and suggestions to the Society’s Nominating Committee, in advance of the Dec. 31 deadline, at

Chapter representatives

In addition, the Nominating Committee will be receiving nominations to fill five chapter representative Board positions from the following chapters: Mid Hudson, Northeast, Queens/Brooklyn, Rockland and Utica. For chapter nominations only, please contact the respective chapter president to express interest in these chapter Board positions. Their contact information is as follows: Mid Hudson Chapter: Maria Petrollese, at; Northeast Chapter: Andrew Matthews, at; Queens/Brooklyn Chapter: Matthew G. Gallagher, at; Rockland Chapter: Lenore C. Sanchez, at lsanchez@gkgcpa.comUtica Chapter: Maria Suppa, at

The Nominating Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 10, to deliberate and interview potential candidates.

To serve on the Board, one must be a CPA member of the NYSSCPA for five continuous years and have at least two years’ service either on a statewide committee, a chapter executive board or a combination of both. For the full criteria members must meet to serve on the Society’s Board, refer to the Society’s bylaws.

In addition to these bylaw requirements, the Nominating Committee is required to operate within the framework of bylaw-permitted, Board-approved protocols.

If you have additional questions about the nominations process, please contact NYSSCPA Director of Professional and Technical Services Ernest Markezin at or call 212-719-8303.

The 2019 Nominating Committee members are as follows:

  • William H. Dresnack (Board Member)
  • David Evangelista               
  • Jennifer George                   
  • Doreen M. Inserra               
  • Steven M. Morse  (Board Member)
  • Cynthia A. Scarinci             
  • Amanda Sexton                     
  • John M. Spatola                   
  • Edward Torres                     
  • Stephen A. Verrone             
  • F. Michael Zovistoski (Committee Chair)