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Press Release

Fox TV’s Dana Perino, former White House spokesperson, has good news for NY accountants

Alonza Robertson
Published Date:
May 11, 2015

NEW YORK – (May 8, 2015) – Dana Perino, a former White House press secretary and one of cable TV’s top political commentators, is joining the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants ( this Thursday for their 118thanniversary.

Perino, who worked in the George W. Bush Administration and is a co-host of Fox TV’s “The Five”, will share some of her favorite lessons learned about civility, optimism and the power of bipartisan cooperation during her keynote address at theMay 14 event. Her new book, And the Good News Is..., released April 21, is currently No. 2 on the New York Times Best Sellers List for non-fiction.

The Society’s 118th Annual Election Meeting and Dinner - entitled Tribute, Reflection, and Inauguration - will be held at the Eventi Hotel in Manhattan, 851 Avenue of the Americas. A 5 p.m. networking reception precedes the dinner.

Tributes will be made to New York City's Sidney Kess, of Kostelanetz& Fink, LLP, one of the most influential and respected tax educators of the past 50 years; and the late David Moynihan of Syracuse, a former president of the NYSSCPA and partner with Bonadio Group. At the dinner, the NYSSCPA will launch The Moynihan Fund, a new educational trust to support scholarships and financial literacy, in honor of Moynihan's legacy. The Society’s new leader Joseph Falbo Jr., a partner with Tronconi, Segarra & Associates LLP in Buffalo, also will be installed officially as 2015-16 president.

Tickets to the event, which is open to the public, are $200 and can be purchased in advance only here; or by calling NYSSCPA Customer Relations at 1800.537.3635. Sponsorships are available as well by contacting Diane Abela at 212.719.8397.

The NYSSCPA is the nation's first and one of the largest professional associations for CPAs, accountants, educators and students involved in public accounting, real estate, healthcare, banking and finance, government, sports and entertainment, technology, financial and estate planning and other industries. The organization, located at 14 Wall Street in New York City,  has more than 29,000 members in 15 chapters across New York State.

(For more information or media members interested in covering the event should contact Alonza Robertson at or call 212.719.8405).