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April 30, 2018



Barbara Marino (Chair)
Judy Epstein
J. Michael Kirkland


The Nominating Committee submits the following report of nominees for election.

All Nominees have been contacted and are willing to serve as indicated.

 OFFICERS (one year term expiring May 31, 2019)

President:              Sonia Chopra, CPA*
President-Elect:    Aaron Berson, CPA
Vice President:     Jordan Frey, CPA  
Treasurer:              Fred Kosnac, CPA
Secretary:              Elysa Dauerman, CPA

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Terms Expiring on May 31, 2019)

Rekha Chatterjee, CPA
Judith Epstein, CPA
J Michael Kirkland, CPA
Barbara Marino, CPA 
Colin Mohamed, CPA  

Immediate Past President: Carnet Brown, CPA*

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Terms Expiring on May 31, 2020)

Michael Shuster, CPA
John Stanziale, CPA
Alan Willinger, CPA 


President: Sonia Chopra, CPA

Why you should become more involved as a member

Manhattan/Bronx Chapter President

There are numerous reasons for becoming more involved as a member of the NYSSCPA.

The Mendelow Matrix is a tool that classifies stakeholders based on the power they hold and their likelihood to show interest in a particular activity or strategy. There are two axes (power and level of interest) with four stakeholder groups mapped:

1. Stakeholders with high power and a high level of interest are considered to be key players, and the strategy must be acceptable to them.

2. Stakeholders with high power and a low level of interest should be kept satisfied.

3. Stakeholders with low power and a high level of interest should be kept informed.

4. Stakeholders with low power and a low level of interest require only minimal effort to be expended.

Our level of interest will always be high for any strategies that will affect our profession, whether in a positive or negative way. With a large membership, our power is likely to be high. This means that instead of merely being kept informed about a legislation that will affect our profession, it must be acceptable to us. One way to become more involved would be supporting the NYSSCPA’s Political Action Committee, which advocates for the profession in Albany.

There are many other benefits to becoming more involved. Increased involvement can provide not only leadership opportunities, but also a tremendous opportunity to help shape this remarkable profession that you belong to. You will be in the position to assist the NYSSCPA in achieving its goals and objectives.

Becoming more involved by joining one of our committees will allow you to benefit from the expertise of committee members on new are or emerging issues. Finally, you will get to experience the fulfilling feeling that comes with providing community service.

We will be hosting three events at the NYSSCPA offices at 14 Wall Street, after tax season. On Friday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., we will be hosting our “Spring Career Day” event. On Monday, April 23, from 8 to 10 a.m, we will host our Legislative Breakfast. On Thursday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., we will host a two-hour CPE event, “The Real Estate Industry—The Current State and Career Path.” We are grateful for your continued support and are looking forward to see you at these events.

Our chapter is continually looking for members to get involved or more involved. With more, we can achieve more. Whether it is an event that you want us to host on a particular topic or whether you would like to speak on a particular topic, we will be more than happy to partner with you. Are you ready to make your contribution? If so, please visit the Manhattan/Bronx Chapter website at, or contact me at the email address below.


The Singing CPA-Steve Zelin
Peter Frank plays guitar
Poet William Aiken
Performers and Guests

Upcoming Events

Please click on any course title for more information or to register.

Chapter Life Lessons from the Poker Table
8/23/2018 5:30:00 PM
FAE Learning Center, New York
Mid Hudson Chapter 4th Annual End of Summer Membership Celebration
9/8/2018 1:00:00 PM
Chadwick Lake Park, Newburgh
Manhattan/Bx Chapter Smarter Social Security II
9/17/2018 6:00:00 PM
NYSSCPA Offices, New York
Toastmasters Model Meeting
9/18/2018 6:30:00 PM
FAE Learning Center, New York
Manhattan/Bronx Chapter Annual Golf Classic
10/18/2018 8:30:00 AM
Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, Bronx
FAE Upcoming Peer Review: Is Your Firm Ready?
8/22/2018 9:00:00 AM
FAE Learning Center, New York
Recent Developments in Investment Fund Structuring
8/23/2018 9:10:00 AM
RSM US LLP 4 Times Square, New York
Simple Steps Towards Cybersecurity
8/23/2018 9:30:00 AM
NYSSCPA Offices, New York

For a full list of CPE Courses available for this chapter, visit myCPE.

Manhattan/Bronx Chapter Member Directory

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Chartered June 1, 2001, this chapter encompasses the Bronx and Manhattan.
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