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2020 - 2021 Nominating Committee Election Biographies

 Scott Adair1
SCOTT M. ADAIR, Chief Financial Officer, Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, Rochester, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2001; member of Rochester Chapter. STATEWIDE: Past President, President-elect, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors. Past member of the Executive Committee. Current member of The Moynihan Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees. Current member of the Future of Accounting Education and Government Accounting and Auditing committees. Current member of the Legislative Task Force. Past Chair of the Awards and Finance committees. Past member of the Nominating Committee. Past Chair of the Selections Subcommittee. Past member of the Deferred Compensation, Dues Restructuring, Government Audit Quality and Strategic Planning task forces. Current Trustee of CPA PAC. CHAPTER: Past Rochester Chapter President. Past member of the Rochester Chapter Executive Board. Past member of the COAP Rochester Advisory Board.
 Barbara Bel1
BARBARA E. BEL, Partner, PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, Westchester, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1989; member of the Westchester Chapter. STATEWIDE: Past Vice President on the Board of Directors. Past Vice President on the Executive Committee. Current member of the Closely Held and S Corporations and Finance committees. Past member of the Diversity and Inclusion, New York, Multistate and Local Taxation, and Nominating committees. Past member of the Governance and Selections subcommittees. Past member of the Dues Restructuring and Membership task forces. Past Trustee of CPA PAC. CHAPTER: Past Westchester Chapter President, President-elect, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Past Chair of the Westchester Chapter Government Relations and Public Relations committees. Past Vice Chair of the Westchester Chapter Budget Committee. Past Co-Chair of the Westchester Chapter Professional, Community and Charitable Outreach Committee. Past member of the Westchester Chapter Economic Development and Education and Programming committees.
 Michael_Durant1
MICHAEL R. DURANT, Accountant, Prager Metis CPAs, LLC, New York, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2011; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current Chair of the NextGen Committee. Current member of the Finance, Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions, and Trust and Estate Administration committees. Past member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Past member of the Strategic Planning Task Force. CHAPTER: Past Co-Chair of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter NextGen Committee. Past member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter NextGen Committee.
 louis_fenstein
LOUIS E. FEINSTEIN, President/Owner, Louis E. Feinstein, CPA, P.C., New York, N.Y.; President, New York Study Tax Group, Inc., New York, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1971; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the International Taxation, New York, Multistate and Local Taxation, Relations with the Internal Revenue Service, and Taxation of Individuals committees. Past member of the Computers in Tax Practice Committee.
 Vivian Jin Martinez1
VIVIAN JIN-MARTINEZ, Partner, Marks Paneth LLP, New York, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2001; member of the Nassau Chapter. CHAPTER: Current Nassau Chapter President-elect. Current Co-Chair of the Nassau Chapter Real Estate Committee. Past Nassau Chapter Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
 philip_kanyuk PHILIP H. KANYUK, Partner, Nussbaum, Berg, Klein & Wolpow, CPAs LLP, Melville, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1994; member of the Nassau Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Business Valuation and Litigation Services Committee. Past member of the Business Exit and Success Planning, Consulting Services Oversight and Domestic Relations committees. CHAPTER: Past Nassau Chapter President, President-elect, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Past member of the Nassau Chapter Executive Board. Current member of the Nassau Chapter Litigation and Forensic Services Committee. Past member of the Nassau Chapter Newsletter and Sponsorship committees.
 John Lauchert2
JOHN J. LAUCHERT, Chief Financial Officer, Delorio Foods, Inc., Utica, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1981; member of the Utica Chapter. STATEWIDE: Past Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors. Past Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Executive Committee. Current President of the FAE Board of Trustees. Past President, President-elect, Treasurer and member of the FAE Board of Trustees. Current member of the Bankruptcy and Financial Reorganizations Committee. Past member of the Audit, Awards, Chief Financial Officers, FAE Curriculum, Finance, Financial Executives in Closely Held Corporations, Industry Oversight, Membership, Nominating and Quality Enhancement Policy committees. Past member of the Investment Subcommittee. Past member of the Bylaws Revision and Industry Outreach task forces. CHAPTER: Past member of the Utica Chapter Executive Board. Past member of the Utica Chapter Industry Committee. Past Buffalo Chapter Assistant Treasurer. Past member of the Buffalo Chapter Executive Board. Past member of the Buffalo Chapter members in Industry Committee. Past member of the COAP Syracuse Advisory Board.
 madelyn_miller
MADELYN R. MILLER, Managing Director and Financial Advisor, JP Morgan Chase, New York, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2009; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports, Estate Planning and Family Office committees. Current Vice Chair of the FAE Investment Committee. Past member of the FAE Investment and Industry Oversight committees. Past member of the Investment Subcommittee.
 craig_morris3
CRAIG R. MORRIS, Principal and Owner, Craig Morris & Company, Syosset, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1976; member of the Nassau Chapter. STATEWIDE: Past member of the Small Firms Practice Management Committee. CHAPTER: Past Nassau Chapter Vice President. Past member of the Nassau Chapter Executive Board. Past Chair of the Nassau Chapter Technology, Practice Continuity and Small Practice Unit MAP committees. Past member of the Nassau Chapter Federal Taxation Committee.
 ohanes_ohannessian
OHANES J. OHANNESSIAN, Partner, Mazars USA LLP, New York, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2002; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Real Estate Committee.
renee
 
RENEE RAMPULLA, Managing Director, Rampulla Advisory Services, LLC, Staten Island, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1992; member of the Staten Island Chapter. STATEWIDE: Past Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors. Past Vice President of Professional Issues. Past member of the Executive Committee. Current member of the Financial Accounting Standards and Professional Liability Insurance committees. Chair of the CPA Exam and CPA Evolution Task Forces. Past Chair of the Nominating and Professional Ethics committees. Past member of the International Accounting and Audit committee. Past member of the Selections Subcommittee. CHAPTER: Past Staten Island Chapter President, President-elect and Vice President. Past member of the Staten Island Chapter Executive Board. Past Chair of the Staten Island Chapter A&A Conference Committee. Current NYSSCPA representative on the AICPA council.
 felix_russo FELIX RUSSO, Partner, BDO USA LLP, Melville, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2005; member of the Suffolk Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Family Office Committee. Past member of the Awards, International Taxation, Nominating, Partnerships and LLCs, and Real Estate committees. CHAPTER: Past Suffolk Chapter President, President-elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Past member of the Suffolk Chapter Executive Board. Past Co-Chair of the Suffolk Chapter Cooperation with Educational Institutions Committee. Past member of the Suffolk Chapter Nominating and Public Relations committees.
 brian_sac
BRIAN D. SACKSTEIN, Partner, Prager Metis CPAs, New York, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1999; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Health Care and Not-for-Profit Organizations committees.
 Robert Schaffer1
ROBERT J. SCHAFFER, Public Accounting Staff, Castellano, Marcum LLP, Melville, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1991; member of the Nassau Chapter. STATEWIDE: Past member of the Legislative Task Force. CHAPTER: Past Nassau Chapter President, President-elect, Vice President, and Secretary. Past member of the Nassau Chapter Executive Board. Current Co-Chair of the Nassau Chapter Federal Taxation Committee. Past Chair of the Nassau Chapter CPE Liaison and Furtherance committees. Past Co-Chair of the Nassau Chapter Newsletter Committee. Past member of the Nassau Chapter Cooperation with Educational Institutions, Community Affairs and Public Relations, General Meetings and Membership, High School Recruitment, and Medical and Other Professionals committees. Current member of the COAP Adelphi Advisory Board. Past member of the COAP Hofstra Advisory Board.
 randy_siller
RANDY P. SILLER, Partner and Co-Founder, Siller & Cohen Family Wealth Advisors, Rye Brook, N.Y.; Former Senior Vice President, Lincoln Financial Advisors. Member of the Society since 2010; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports, Estate Planning and Family Office committees. Past Chair of the Estate Planning Committee. Past member of the Not-for-Profit Organizations and Tax Division Oversight committees.
 frank_sluter
FRANK W. SLUTER, Partner, Satty, Levine & Ciacco, CPAs, P.C., Melville, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1995; member of the Nassau Chapter. STATEWIDE: Past member of the Accounting and Review Services, FAE Scholarship Awards, Firm Coordinators, Leadership Academy and Not-for-Profit Organizations committees. CHAPTER: Past Nassau Chapter President, President-elect, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Past Chair of the Nassau Chapter Historian Committee. Past Co-Chair of the Nassau Chapter Newsletter Committee. Past member of the Nassau Chapter Accounting and Auditing, Cooperation with Educational Institutions, Furtherance and High School Recruitment committees. Past member of the COAP Adelphi Advisory Board. 
 ernest_smith

ERNEST P. SMITH, Managing Partner, Nawrocki Smith LLP, Melville, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1993; member of the Suffolk Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Business Valuation and Litigation Services and Internal Audit committees. Past member of the Mediation and Arbitration, Professional Ethics, Public Schools and Public Sector committees. CHAPTER: Current Co-Chair of the Suffolk Chapter Forensic and Valuation Services and Members in Industry committees. Past member of the Nassau Chapter Litigation and Forensic Services committees.

John Stanziale1

JOHN STANZIALE, JR., Senior Manager in the FSO Assurance Practice, Ernst &Young LLP, New York, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2009; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. Current member of the Investment Management and Private Equity and Venture Capital committees. Past Chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee. CHAPTER: Past member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter Executive Board.
Mark Stone1
MARK P. STONE, Sole Practitioner, BP Stone, Farmingdale, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1995; member of the Nassau Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Estate Planning, International Taxation, Investment Management, and Partnerships and LLCs committees. Past Chair of the Partnerships and LLCs Committee. Past member of the Finance, Furtherance, Leadership Academy, Relations with the Internal Revenue Service, and Trust and Estate Administration committees. CHAPTER: Past Nassau Chapter President, President-elect, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Past Co-Chair of the Nassau Chapter Estate and Personal Financial Planning Committee. Past member of the Nassau Chapter General Meetings and Membership, High School Recruitment and Young CPAs committees.
Nannette_Watts1
NANNETTE WATTS, Partner, Nannette Watts, CPA, PC, Seaford, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1995; member of the Nassau Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Business Valuation and Litigation Services, Estate Planning, and Trust and Estate Administration committees. CHAPTER: Past Nassau/Suffolk Chapter Interim Secretary. Past member of the Nassau Chapter Executive Board. Past Co-Chair of the Nassau Chapter Financial Literacy and Litigation and Forensic Services committees. Current member of the Nassau Chapter Attorneys and Accountants Joint Committee.
jonathan_zuckerman2
JONATHAN ZUCKERMAN, Public Accounting Partner, PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, New York, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2006; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. STATEWIDE: Past Chair of the Auditing Standards Committee. Current member of the Auditing Standards Committee. Past member of the Accounting and Auditing Oversight Committee.