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Official 2017–2018 Nominating Committee Report

January 17, 2017

OFFICERS: to hold office for one year, from June 1, 2017:

Click here for the biographies of the 2017-2018 Officer and Board of Directors Nominees.

Harold L. Deiters III automatically succeeds F. Michael Zovistoski as President in accordance with Article VIII, Paragraph 5 of the Bylaws.
Jan C. Herringer
to succeed
Harold L. Deiters III
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP



Paul E. Becht
Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP
to succeed Gregory J. Altman
Health Sciences Charter School

John B. Huttlinger, Jr.
Adirondack Audit Company Inc.

to succeed
Susan M. Barossi
PKF O’Connor Davies
Mitchell J. Mertz
Wei Wei & Co., LLP
to succeed
Anthony S. Chan
CA Global Consulting Inc.
Candice R. Meth
EisnerAmper LLP
to succeed
John S. Shillingsford
Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Company, P.C.
Anthony T. Abboud
Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C.

to succeed

John J. Lauchert
Horizon CFO LLC

DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE: to hold office for three years, from June 1, 2017:

Anthony S. Chan
CA Global Consulting Inc.

to succeed

Jan C. Herringer

Mark L. Farber
Mark L. Farber CPA PC
to succeed
Jean G. Joseph
Joseph Tax & Consulting Services LLC
Craig T. Goodman
Marks Paneth LLP
to succeed Kevin Matz
Kevin Matz & Associates PLLC

Kimberly G. Johnson

to succeed

M. Jacob Renick
M. J. Renick & Associates LLC

Mark M. Ulrich
St. John’s University

to succeed

Warren Ruppel
Marks Paneth LLP

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE: to serve the remaining one year term, from June 1, 2017 (if Mitchell J. Mertz is elected to the position of Vice President):

Jennifer R. George
to succeed Mitchell J. Mertz
Wei Wei & Co., LLP

DIRECTORS AS CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVES: to hold office for three years, from June 1, 2017:

Douglas L. Hoffman
Hoffman Eells & Gray CPAs, P.C.

to succeed

Jacqueline E. Miller
Pinto, Mucenski, Hooper, VanHouse, & Co. CPAs, PC


Lynne M. Fuentes
Fuentes & Angel CPAs LLC

to succeed

Elizabeth A. Haynie
Katz, Bernstein & Katz, LLP


William H. Dresnack
Rochester Institute of Technology

to succeed

David G. Young
Young & Company CPAs, LLP
Dennis N. Annarumma
Ernst & Young LLP
to succeed

Rosemarie Giovinazzo-Barnickel
Rosemarie Giovinazzo-Barnickel, CPA 


Thomas S. Pirro
Thomas S. Pirro, CPA, PC

to succeed

Paul E. Becht
Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP


F. Michael Zovistoski 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):


Anthony T. Abboud, Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C.
Edward L. Arcara, Edward L. Arcara, CPA, P.C.
Paul E. Becht, Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP
Jack M. Carr, Bailey, Carr CPAs, PC
Jennifer R. George, RBT CPAs, LLP
Elliot L. Hendler, Retired
John B. Huttlinger, Jr., Adirondack Audit Company Inc.
Patricia A. Johnson, Canisius College
Barbara A. Marino, The Hackett Group, Inc.
Mitchell J. Mertz, Wei Wei & Co., LLP
Candice R. Meth, EisnerAmper LLP
Iralma Pozo, Baruch College
Steven A. Stanek, Daley LaCombe & Charette P.C.
Denise M. Stefano, Mercy College
Janeen F. Sutryk, Piaker & Lyons
F. Michael Zovistoski, UHY LLP


Sol S. Basilyan, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Salvatore A. Collemi, Collemi Consulting & Advisory Services, LLC
Christopher G. Cahill, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mitchell A. Davis, Grassi & Co.
Edward F. Esposito, Edward F. Esposito, CPA/ABV, CFE
Harold L. Deiters III, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Tracey J. Niemotko, Mount Saint Mary College
Kevin P. O’Leary, Marvin and Company
Renee Rampulla, Rampulla Advisory Services, LLC
Brian M. Reese, Fitzgerald, DePietro & Wojnas CPAs, P.C.
Michael M. Todres, Todres & Company, LLP


Dennis N. Annarumma, Ernst & Young LLP
Anthony S. Chan, CA Global Consulting Inc.
William H. Dresnack, Rochester Institute of Technology
Mark L. Farber, Mark L. Farber CPA PC
Lynne M. Fuentes, Fuentes & Angel CPAs LLC
Craig T. Goodman, Marks Paneth LLP
Jan C. Herringer, BDO USA, LLP
Douglas L. Hoffman, Hoffman Eells & Gray CPAs, P.C.
Kimberly G. Johnson, KPMG LLP
Thomas S. Pirro, Thomas S. Pirro, CPA, PC
Mark M. Ulrich, St. John’s University

Respectfully submitted,

2016-2017 Nominating Committee:

Margaret A. Wood, Chair
Scott M. Adair
Edward L. Arcara
Ian J. Benjamin
Peter H. Frank
Lauren L. Kincaid
Kevin Matz
Barbara E. Ostrander
Rita M. Piazza
Tracy D. Tarsio
Robert N. Waxman

The NYSSCPA Nominating Committee met on Jan. 12 to decide its nominations for Society officers and Board of Directors members, with terms beginning June 1, 2017. (The formal report will be printed in the March/April issue of The Trusted Professional on page 3, and the service record of all nominees will be printed on pages 4 and 5.)

Independent nominations

According to Article X of the Society’s Bylaws, independent nominations for an officer or elected director may be made by a petition filed with the Secretary/Treasurer by March 1. (See These candidates are then added to the ballot, along with those individuals nominated by the Nominating Committee, which will be sent to the Society’s voting membership.

Pursuant to the Bylaws, any submitted petition for independent nominees requires at least 476 signatures of CPA members (2 percent of the CPA membership as of the beginning of the fiscal year, which totaled 23,800 this year), 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 of the NYSSCPA; (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 executive board of a chapter, or some combination of both. 

Independent nomination petition forms may be downloaded here (login required) and sent to the NYSSCPA Secretary/Treasurer at the following address:

John J. Lauchert, CPA
NYSSCPA Secretary/Treasurer
14 Wall Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Annual Election Meeting: Date and place

Based on the votes cast in the ballot, the officers and directors for 2017–2018 will be elected during the NYSSCPA’s 120th annual Election Meeting at The Moynihan Fund Gala on Wed., May 17, to be held at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Official notice of the meeting will be included in the March/April and May/June issues of The Trusted Professional.

Contact information

 If you have any questions about this process, please contact Secretary/Treasurer John J. Lauchert at, or Society General Counsel Joanne Thelmo at