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Official 2009–2010 Nominating Committee Report

January 14, 2010

The 2009–2010 Nominating Committee has submitted the following report:

OFFICERS: to hold office for one year, from June 1, 2010:

Margaret A. Wood, Grant Thornton LLP, automatically succeeds David J. Moynihan, Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP, as President in accordance with Article VIII, Paragraph 5, of the Bylaws.


Richard E. Piluso


to succeed Margaret A. Wood
Grant Thornton LLP
Vice Presidents
Scott M. Adair
Monroe County 
to succeed Elliot A. Lesser
Berdon LLP


David R. Herman
Own Account

to succeed Mark L. Meinberg
Feldman, Meinberg & Co. LLP

Martha A. Jaeckle
Jaeckle Kearney & Lepselter

to succeed C. Daniel Stubbs, Jr.
Rutgers University

Gail M. Kinsella
Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP 

to succeed

Liren Wei
Wei, Wei & Co., LLP


Joseph M. Falbo, Jr.
Tronconi Segarra & Associates, LLP 

to succeed


DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE: to hold office for three years, from June 1, 2010:

Robert W. Berliner
Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
to succeed Scott M. Adair
Monroe County
Stephen E. Franciosa
Own Account
to succeed

Susan M. Barossi
O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, LLP

Rosemarie A. Giovinazzo-Barnickel
Own Account
to succeed Robert L. Goecks
Egris, LLC


Pei-Cen Lin

to succeed Martha A. Jaeckle
Jaeckle Kearney & Lepselter
Robert E. Sohr
to succeed Gail M. Kinsella
Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP

DIRECTORS AS CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVES: to hold office for three years, from June 1, 2010:

Mid Hudson:
Jennifer R. George
Vanacore DeBenedictus DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP
to succeed

Ita M. Rahilly
Vanacore DeBenedictus DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP

F. Michael Zovistoski
to succeed Suzanne M. Jensen
The Business Council of New York
Adrian P. Fitzsimons
St. John’s University
to succeed Himself
[Mr. Fitzsimons was elected by the Board of Directors on Sept. 17, 2009 to fill the vacancy in the term of the late Thomas Boyd which officially ends on May 31, 2010.]
Mitchell L. Gusler
Rifkin & Company, LLP
to succeed David R. Herman
Own Account
Robert R. Ritz
D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP
to succeed Thomas M. VanHatten
Barone Howard & Company CPAs, P.C.

All of the nominees have consented to serve if elected.

David J. Moynihan automatically becomes Director for one year as Immediate Past President in accordance with Article VI, Paragraph 1, of the Bylaws.

DIRECTORS (provided the above nominees are duly elected)

Terms expiring in 2011:
Scott M. Adair, Monroe County 
John Barone, Weiser LLP
Cynthia D. Barry, Sheehan & Company CPAs P.C.
S. David Belsky, S.D. Belsky & Associates CPAs
Anthony Cassella, J.Queen New York Inc.
Joseph M. Falbo, Jr., Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP
David R. Herman, Own Account
John B. Huttlinger, Jr., Adirondack Audit Company, Inc.
Martha A. Jaeckle,  Jaeckle Kearney & Lepselter
Gail M. Kinsella, Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP
Nancy A. Kirby, Action for a Better Community, Inc.
J. Michael Kirkland, Deutsche Bank AG
David J. Moynihan, Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP
Avery E. Neumark, Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP
Joel C. Quall, Knight Capital Group, Inc.
Charles J. Weintraub, Miller’s Launch

Terms expiring in 2012:
Ian J. Benjamin, McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
Sherry L. DelleBovi, Lumsden & McCormick, LLP
Robert Kawa, Own Account
Mark G. Leeds, Win Properties Inc.
Heather Losi, Losi & Ranger, CPAs, PLLC
Anthony J. Maltese, The Maltese CPA Firm, PLLC
Barbara A. Marino, The Hackett Group
Erin Scanlon, Deloitte & Touche LLP
George I. Victor, Giambalvo, Giammarese & Stalzer, CPAs, P.C.
Jesse J. Wheeler, Davidson Fox & Company, LLP
Margaret A. Wood, Grant Thornton LLP

Terms expiring in 2013:
Robert W. Berliner, Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
Adrian P. Fitzsimons, St. John’s University
Stephen E. Franciosa, Own Account
Jennifer R. George, Vanacore DeBenedictus DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP
Rosemarie A. Giovinazzo-Barnickel, Own Account
Mitchell L. Gusler, Rifkin & Company, LLP
Pei-Cen Lin
Richard E. Piluso, Retired
Robert R. Ritz, D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP
Robert E. Sohr, Retired
F. Michael Zovistoski, UHY LLP

Respectfully submitted,

2009–2010 Nominating Committee
Jeffrey R. Hoops, Chair
Steven C. Baum
Andrew Cohen
Ann Burstein Cohen
Barbara S. Dwyer
John B. Huttlinger, Jr.
Nancy A. Kirby
John J. Lauchert
Stephen H. Lepselter
Victor S. Rich
Edward J. Torres

The Nominating Committee’s official report was reprinted in the February 15, 2010  issue of The Trusted Professional. In addition, a detail of committee and chapter service by each nominee was posted to the Society website, printed in the February 15, 2010 issue of The Trusted Professional and accompany the proxy ballot to be sent to the membership before the Annual Election Dinner. Any additional nominees submitted by close of business March 1, 2010 as discussed below, were included in the proxy ballot.

Independent Nominations

According to Article X of the Society’s bylaws, independent nominations for an officer or elected director may be made by petition filed with the secretary by close of business March 1, 2010.

Any petition submitting names of additional nominees requires signatures of at least 509 CPA members (2 percent of the CPA membership as of the beginning of the fiscal year, which this year totaled 25,473), other than that of the nominee, and must certify that the nominee has consented to serve if elected. To be eligible for the position of a Society officer or director, a nominee must (i) be a CPA member; (ii) have at least five years’ continuous membership in the Society; and (iii) have at least two years of participation either on a Society-level committee, or as a member of the board of a chapter, or some combination of both.

Independent nomination petition forms may be downloaded by clicking here and should be sent to the NYSSCPA Secretary/Treasurer as follows:

Joseph M. Falbo, Jr., CPA
NYSSCPA Secretary/Treasurer
3 Park Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Petitions must be received by close of business March 1, 2010.

Date and Location of Annual Election Dinner

The officers and directors for 2010-2011 will be elected during the 113th Annual Election Meeting Dinner to be held on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Official notice of the meeting was included in the April 1 issue of The Trusted Professional.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact the NYSSCPA Secretary/Treasurer Joseph M. Falbo, Jr. at or the Society's acting Executive Director Joanne Barry at

Prior Nomination Center Update.

Read more about the 2009–2010 nomination process.