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Accounting Advisory Council

Accounting Advisory Council

  • Accounting Advisory Members pose for a group photo on Kent State University's main front campus.
  • The Accounting Advisory Council is made up of members of the business and professional accounting community, Kent State University administrators and accounting faculty members, who meet on a regular basis to discuss matters that impact our students, programs and department.

Council Members

  • Richard Cause, Cpa

    Partner, Walthall Rea
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Mark Draa

    Director, Consumer Accounting, The J.M. Smucker Company
    Orrville, Ohio

  • Patty Gibbs
  • Patty Gibbs, Cpa

    Tax Director, CBIZ/Mayer Hoffman McCann
    Akron, Ohio

  • Jo Ann Gustafson Headshot
  • Jo Ann Gustafson, CPA, Cia

    Director, Internal Audit, Kent State University
    Kent, Ohio


  • Joshua Jenkins Headshot
  • Joshua Jenkins, cpa

    Partner, EY
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Cindy Johnson Headshot
  • Cindy Johnson, cpa, cit, cgma

    Partner, Bober Markey Fedorich
    Akron, Ohio

  • Andrew Juvan

    Director Financial Planning & Analysis - North America Tire, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Akron, Ohio

  • Richard Kavenagh, CPA

    Partner, Sikich
    Akron, Ohio

  • Lindsay Lockwood Headshot
  • Lindsay Ricciardi Lockwood, cpa

    Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis, Pentair
    Solon, Ohio

  • Gregory Long, cpa

    Shareholder, Long Cook & Samsa
    Wooster, Ohio

  • Sarah Lynch
  • Sara Lynch, cpa

    Vice President, Meaden & Moore
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Josh Messina, CPA

    Partner, Cohen & Company
    Akron, Ohio

  • Reginald Novak, CPA, CFE

    Senior Manager, Ciuni & Panichi
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Katie Nahori Headshot
  • Katie NÁhori, cpa

    Manager, Maloney + Novotny
    Cleveland, Ohio


  • Dustin Raber Headshot
  • Dustin raber, CPA, CMP

    Principal, Rea & Associates
    Wooster, Ohio


  • Jeannie Reifsnyder, cpa

    Senior Associate Vice President, Finance & Administration, Kent State University
    Kent, Ohio

  • Tom Rudibaugh, CPA

    Partner, Grant Thornton
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • James Sanfilippo, CPA

    Former Managing Partner, Grant Thornton
    Westlake, Ohio


  • Jon Shoop Headshot
  • Jon Shoop, CPA

    Principal, Skoda Minotti
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Bill Snyder, CPA

    Partner, Deloitte
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Robert Soles, CPA

    Partner, KPMG
    Chicago, Illinois

  • Mary Eileen Vitale, cpa, cfp, aep

    Principal, HW & Co.
    Cleveland, Ohio


  • Stacy Walter Headshot
  • Stacy Walter, CPA

    Executive Vice President, Internal Audit, A. Schulman, Inc.
    Akron, Ohio

  • Jeff Wing Headshot
  • Jeff Wing, Cisa

    Director, Internal Audit Services, PwC
    Cleveland, Ohio


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