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In Loving Support

The Mid Hudson Chapter would like to express its deepest sympathy to Marc Schain, past president of Mid Hudson chapter on the passing of his wife Colleen Carroll Schain. The Mid Hudson Chapter extends its heartfelt condolences and support for him in this time of grief.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 19, at 3 p.m. at Copeland Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road, on New Paltz

Below is the link to the obituary.!/Obituary

Extending thanks to all who made Mid Hudson COAP program possible

By Maria L. Petrollese
Mid Hudson Chapter President

I would like thank all the members of the Mid Hudson Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) Committee for the amazing program they ran this year at SUNY New Paltz from June 25 to June 28. In particular, I would like to thank Tanya Bramble, the chair of the committee, and RBT CPAs for allowing Tanya to take time out of her busy schedule to lead it— as well as A. Rief Kanan and Tracy Badgley, who have run the program for many years and were on board immediately when the chapter decided to run it again. A special thank you goes to Matthew Kanan and Muzi Yin, for volunteering their time to assist as chaperones, and to Lauren Biggers, outreach manager at the NYSSCPA, for all her work supporting the program; it would not have been possible without their help.

I would also like to acknowledge the high school students who participated in the program with great enthusiasm and dedication: Kelly Bramble, Adaeja Chambers, Kajol Chudgar, Ariadna Luis-Ruiz, Hongju “Jet” Qu and Caleb Simmons.

Last but not least, I want to thank the Mid Hudson businesses that participated in the program: They opened the doors to their businesses and allowed the participants to experience what it’s like to be an accountant in their industries. Thank you to Gary J. Cassiello and Christian M. Coburn of Judelson, Giordano & Siegel; Elliott Auerbach, Ulster County comptroller; Jeanette Leone, Mohonk Mountain House controller; Rich and Bill Gillette (and team) of Gillette Creamery; Janet Giannetta, director of human resources for RBT CPAs; Amanda Pecorella, in-charge accountant at RBT CPAs; Magda V. Reyes, director of finance for Satin Ice; Jerry Gleason, author and presenter of Power Dining; Siraj Bah, admissions officer at SUNY New Paltz; Shaun Hoff, associate director at the Office of Financial Aid at SUNY New Paltz; Christine Daly, senior career counselor at SUNY New Paltz; Ivan Rubel, assistant professor of accounting at Mount Saint Mary College; Arthur Brunwasser, supervisory special agent at the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division; and Veronica Claypool Butler, our keynote speaker. 

In addition, I would like to remind everyone of our upcoming events: We will hold our “4th Annual End of Summer Membership Celebration” on Saturday, Sept. 8, 1-4 p.m., at Chadwick Lake Park in Newburgh, and our “Banker and Attorney Dinner” on Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. You can register for both of these events below. Please revisit this page to learn of, and register for, future events.

The Mid-Hudson Region is located north of New York City and south of Albany along the picturesque Hudson River, and includes Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties. It is a mix of urban areas, waterfront cities, rural villages, farmlands and forests.

The region is located in the epicenter of the Boston-Washington Corridor. More than thirty colleges and universities are located within the Mid-Hudson region. 

Businesses chose the Mid-Hudson for its educated workforce, proximity to marketplace and access to water. The Hudson Valley, with some of the world’s largest, most sophisticated technology and manufacturing companies – as well as Healthcare and Social Assistance and Retail Trade – is a great place to do business.

Upcoming Events

There are currently no events scheduled for this chapter, but check back soon as new events are added regularly.

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Mid Hudson Chapter Member Directory

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Chartered April 1, 1955, this chapter encompasses the following counties:
Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster
The presiding President of the Mid Hudson Chapter is Maria Petrollese.
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