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Nominee Biographies 2021

 OFFICERS: to hold office for one year, from June 1, 2021:
Bwerinofa-Petrozzello, Rumbidzai President 

RUMBI BWERINOFA-PETROZZELLO, Principal, Rock Consulting, LLC, Arverne, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2012; member of the Queens/Brooklyn Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current President-elect on the Board of Directors. Current President-elect of the Executive Committee. Past Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors. Current member of the Moynihan Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees. Current member of the Diversity and Inclusion, CPA Careers, and Business Valuation and Litigation Services committees. Current Chair of the Selections Subcommittee. Current Chair of the Proactive Transformation Panel. Current member of the Membership Task Force. Past Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Past member of the CPA Careers and Litigation Services committees. Past member of the Selections Subcommittee. Past member of the CPA Exam Task Force. CHAPTER: Past Queens/Brooklyn Chapter President and President-elect. Current member of the Queens/Brooklyn Chapter Executive Board. Current Chair of the Queens/Brooklyn Chapter Social Media Committee. Past member on the Queens/Brooklyn Chapter Social Media Committee. Past member of the COAP St. John’s Advisory Board.

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President-elect  

LYNNE M. FUENTES, Managing Partner, Fuentes & Angel, CPAs, LLC, Jericho, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2004; member of the Nassau Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current Vice President on the Board of Directors. Past Director as Chapter Representative on the Board of Directors. Current member of the Executive Committee. Current member of the Awards and Audit committees. Past member of the Selections Subcommittee. Past member of the Audit Committee. CHAPTER: Past Nassau Chapter President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Past President of the Nassau Chapter Executive Board. Past member of the Nassau Chapter Executive Board. Current Co-Chair of the Nassau Chapter Newsletter and Sponsorship committees. Past member of the Audit Committee. Past member of the Selections Subcommittee.

 MatzKevin
Vice President  

KEVIN MATZ, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, New York, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1993; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors. Past Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors. Past member of the Executive Committee. Current member of the FAE Board of Trustees. Past President, President-elect, and Secretary/Treasurer of the FAE Board of Trustees. Current chair of the FAE Curriculum Committee. Past Secretary/Treasurer of the Moynihan Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees. Past Chair and Vice Chair of the Estate Planning and Entertainment, Arts and Sports committees. Current member of the Estate Planning; Diversity and Inclusion; Entertainment, Arts and Sports; Family Office; Finance; International Taxation; New York, Multistate and Local Taxation; Private Equity and Venture Capital; Professional Liability Insurance; Taxation of Individuals; and Trust and Estate Administration committees. Past member of the FAE Governance, FAE Performance, Industry Oversight, Investment Management, Nominating and Tax Division Oversight committees. Past member of the Rapid Response Subcommittee (TDOC). Past member of the Chapter and Legislative task forces.

 Pat McGrath
Vice President  

PATRICIA A. MCGRATH, Principal, Tronconi Segarra & Associates, Williamsville, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2002; member of the Buffalo Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current Director as Chapter Representative on the Board of Directors. Past member of the Nominating Committee. Past member of the Selections Subcommittee. CHAPTER: Chair of the Buffalo Chapter Accounting and Auditing Committee. Past Buffalo Chapter President and President-elect. Past member of the Buffalo Chapter Executive Board. Current Chair of the Buffalo Chapter Accounting and Auditing Committee.

 David Young
Vice President  

DAVID G. YOUNG, Partner, Young & Company CPAs, LLP, Rochester, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1998; member of the Rochester Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors. Past Director as Chapter Representative on the Board of Directors. Current member of the Executive Committee. Current member of the FAE Curriculum Committee. Past member of the Selections Subcommittee. Past member of the Strategic Planning Task Force. CHAPTER: Current member of the Rochester Chapter Executive Board. Current Chair of Rochester Chapter Public Relations Committee. Past member of the Rochester Chapter Taxation Committee.

 Kim Johnson
Vice President  

KIMBERLY G. JOHNSON, Retired, New York, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2003; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. STATEWIDE: Past Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors. Past member of the Executive Committee. Past Chair of the Governance Subcommittee. Past member of the Audit Committee. Past member of the Governance and Selections subcommittees.

 PIRRO Secretary/Treasurer  
THOMAS S. PIRRO, Sole Practitioner, Thomas S. Pirro, CPA PC, East Setauket, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1988; member of the Suffolk Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors. Past Director as Chapter Representative on the Board of Directors. Current member of the Executive Committee. Current Chair of the Finance Committee. Past member of the Nominating Committee. Current member of the Investment Subcommittee. Current Secretary/Treasurer of the FAE Board of Trustees. Current Secretary/Treasurer of the Moynihan Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees. Current Trustee of CPA PAC. CHAPTER: Current Suffolk Chapter Executive Board member. Past Suffolk Chapter Executive Board member. Current Chair of the Suffolk Chapter Sponsorship Committee.
 
Directors-at-Large: to hold office for three years, from June 1, 2021:
 Margaret Chen
Director-at-Large  

MARGARET CHEN, Audit Senior II, Berdon LLP, New York, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2010; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Bankruptcy and Financial Reorganizations, Business Valuation and Litigation Services, and NextGen committees.

 William Dresnack
Director-at-Large  

WILLIAM H. DRESNACK, Chair, Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1987; member of the Rochester Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current Vice President on the Board of Directors. Current member of the Executive Committee. Past Director as Chapter Representative on the Board of Directors. Current member of the Awards and CPA Careers committees. Past member of the FAE Campus Ambassador, Financial Accounting Standards, Members in the Field of Education, and Nominating committees. Past member of the COAP Statewide Advisory Board. CHAPTER: Past Rochester Chapter President and Vice President. Past Chair of the Rochester Chapter World of Accounting Committee. Past member of the Rochester Chapter Cooperation with Educational Institutions Committee. Past Chair of the COAP Brockport Advisory Board. Past Chair of the COAP Rochester Advisory Board.

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Director-at-Large  

ZACHARY GORDON, Senior Manager, Grassi & Co., White Plains, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2009; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Banking, Cannabis Industry, and Technology Assurance committees. Current member of the Proactive Transformation Panel. Past Chair of the Cannabis Industry Committee.

 Michael R. Koeppel
Director-at-Large  

MICHAEL R. KOEPPEL, Managing Director, Lakelet Advisory Group LLC, Buffalo, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1987; member of the Buffalo Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Bankruptcy and Financial Reorganizations and Business Valuation and Litigation Services committees. Past Chair and Vice Chair of the Bankruptcy and Financial Reorganizations Committee. Past member of the Emerging Technologies Committee.

Shmueli  Director-at-Large  

SHMUELI MILECKI, CFO, Bookkeeping Corp, Brooklyn, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2016; member of the Queens/Brooklyn Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Sustainability Accounting and Reporting Committee. Past member of the Chief Financial Officers and Small Firms Practice Management committees. CHAPTER: Current Queens/Brooklyn Chapter President. Past Queens/Brooklyn Chapter President-elect and Vice President.

Directors as Chapter Representatives: to hold office for three years, from June 1, 2021:
 Lisa A Mrkall
BUFFALO

LISA A. MRKALL, Principal, Tronconi Segarra & Associates, Williamsville, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2006; member of the Buffalo Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Taxation of Individuals and NextGen committees. Current member of the Proactive Transformation Panel. Past member of the International Taxation, NextGen, and Taxation of Individuals committees. CHAPTER: Immediate Past President of the Buffalo Chapter Executive Board. Past Buffalo Chapter President, President-elect, and Secretary. Current Chair of the Buffalo Chapter Cooperation with the Bar Committee. Current member of the Buffalo Chapter SMAP Committee.

 A'isha Torrence

MANHATTAN/BRONX
A’ISHA TORRENCE, Associate Vice President, AHRC New York City, New York, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2014; member of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Diversity and Inclusion, Financial Accounting Standards, Not-for-Profit Organizations, and Sustainability Accounting and Reporting committees. Current member of the Membership Task Force. Immediate Past President and Charter member of the NYSSCPA Toastmasters Club. CHAPTER: Current President of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter Executive Board. Past President-elect of the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter Executive Board.

 Jennifer Stone
SOUTHERN TIER

JENNIFER STONE, Controller, Auchinachie Services, Binghamton, N.Y. Member of the Society since 2014; member of the Southern Tier Chapter. CHAPTER: Current member of the Southern Tier Chapter Executive Board. Past Southern Tier Chapter President, President-elect, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. Past member of the Southern Tier Chapter NextGen Committee.

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SYRACUSE

CRAIG A. ZELLAR, Audit Principal, Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C., Syracuse, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1998; member of the Syracuse Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current Director as Chapter Representative on the Board of Directors. Current member of the Financial Accounting Standards Committee. CHAPTER: Current Syracuse Chapter Secretary. Current Syracuse Chapter Executive Board Member. Past member of the Syracuse Chapter Public Relations Committee.

 RiesRonald
WESTCHESTER

RONALD F. RIES, Consultant, Ronald F. Ries, CPA, CGMA, White Plains, N.Y. Member of the Society since 1971; member of the Westchester Chapter. STATEWIDE: Current member of the Exempt Organizations, Not-for-Profit Organizations, and Sustainability Accounting and Reporting committees. Past member of the Accounting and Review Services, Professional Ethics, and Sustainability Accounting and Reporting committees. CHAPTER: Current member of the Westchester Chapter Executive Board.