Accounting Advisory Council

Accounting Advisory Council

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

  • Susan Huziak

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Akron, Ohio

  • Richard Kavenagh, CPA

    Partner, Sikich
    Akron, Ohio

  • Gregory Long, CPA

    Shareholder, Long Cook & Samsa
    Wooster, Ohio

  • Sarah Lynch
  • Sara Lynch, CPA

    Vice President, Meaden & Moore
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Ron Marcin, CPA

    Partner, KPMG
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Josh Messina, CPA

    Partner, Cohen & Company
    Akron, Ohio

  • Reginald Novak, CPA, CFE

    Senior Manager, Ciuni & Panichi
    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

    Partner, Skoda Minotti
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Bill Snyder, CPA

    Partner, Deloitte
    Cleveland, Ohio

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  • Dennis Vaughn, CPA

    Senior Manager, Maloney + Novotny
    Cleveland, Ohio


  • Mary Eileen Vitale, CPA, CFP, AEP

    Principal, HW & Co.
    Cleveland, Ohio


  • Stacy Walter Headshot
  • Stacy Walter, CPA

    Director, Internal Audit, Omnova Solutions
    Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


Kent State University Representatives