Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems

Dept Advisory Board

The Department established a Departmental Advisory Board (DAB) in Fall 2010 and had its first meeting on October 22, 2010. The role of the DAB is to build stronger relationships among firms, faculty, and students in order to accomplish the Department’s mission. The DAB provides advice regarding activities such as curriculum design, collaboration with practice, and fundraising.

Current members of the DAB are:

Michael Baccala, Principal, PWC

Theresa Balog, Chief Financial Officer, MakerBot Industries, LLC

James Bugden, CFO, Solve Media

Craig Cleaver, Partner, PWC

Matthew Cohen, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Barry Crozier, Managing Director, Belfint, Lyons, Shuman, PA

Robert Dayton, President, Delaware Bioscience Association

Jeanmarie F Desmond, Vice President & Controller, DuPont Finance

Gregory Doyle, Partner, Ernst & Young

Kenneth Eagle, Controller, KKR Prisma

Gerard Emery, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Donna Glass, Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche

Courtney Smith Goodrich, Managing Director, Office of the CIO, JPMorgan Chase

Heath Kahrs, Managing Director, Santora CPA Group

Elan Keller, Partner, Kaye Scholer

Geoff Langdon, Managing Director, Cover & Rossitor

Jeffrey McLaughlin, Partner, KPMG LLP

Sean P. McVey, Partner, Deloitte LLP

Matthew J. Miades, Entreprenuer

Adam Ross, Partner, Grant Thornton

Matthew Schwartz, Partner, KPMG LLP

Lawrence Steenvoorden, Chief Accounting Officer, Onyx Renewable Partners, LP

Many thanks to past members:

Andrew (AJ) Jordan (Chair), Partner, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Barry J. Niziolek, Vice President & Controller, Dupont (Ret)

William A. Santora, Director, Santora CPA Group

The Department also established a Student Advisory Board (SAB) in Fall 2010 with a goal of providing a feedback mechanism for students to express their concerns or suggestions regarding the Department as well as for them to have input into the Department’s decision making processes. The SAB is comprised of accounting and MIS majors, including officers from all three departmental student organizations: Accounting Student Association (ASA), Association for Information Systems (AIS), and National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).

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