Accounting Advisory Board

The Accounting Advisory Board is comprised of successful alumni and friends of the Department of Accounting and MIS. The Board draws upon their professional expertise to advise the Dean, Department Chair, and faculty on strategic planning, curricula, student mentorship, co-ops, job placement, career development, faculty engagement with industry, and alumni affairs. In addition, the Board promotes the Department by highlighting the achievements of faculty, students, and alumni in their professional network. The Board meets once or twice per year. Members are expected to attend meetings and be available to advise the Chair between meeting(s).

Members are selected by the Dean and Department Chair. Prospective members should send a resume and statement of interest to the Department Chair. See the highly successful business leaders who have already made the commitment to serve on the Accounting Advisory Board.

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Sally Afram

Position: Advisory – Forensic
KPMG Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Experience:

Sally joined the Cleveland office of KPMG’s Advisory Practice in 2016. She has worked on a wide range of projects in both the Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk and Financial Crimes & Analytics service lines, for various FORTUNE clients and large global financial institutions. Her job includes assisting clients with aspects of Anti-Money Laundering (AML), transaction monitoring, gap analysis, fraud investigations and bank procedures.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-afram-mba-macc-3136b21a/

Education:

Alexandria University (Egypt), Master of Arts, French Language and Literature.

University of Toledo, Master of Business Administration, International Business and Budgeting ‘10

BGSU, Master of Accountancy ‘15

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Nate Bernath

Position: Senior Tax Manager
William Vaughan Company
Maumee, OH

Experience:

Nate has been with William Vaughan Company for over 14 years. He has extensive experience in tax compliance and consulting; and works primarily in taxation, cost segregation, agribusiness, and international taxation. Previously, he was a treasurer at the Nature's Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/natebernath/

Education:

The Defiance College, Bachelor of Science, Accounting ‘05

BGSU, Masters of Accountancy, ‘06

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Scott Beaverson

Position: Global Sales and Marketing Controller
O-I, Inc.
Perrysburg, OH

Experience:

Scott is currently the Global Smart Spend Lead at Owens-Illinois. He is also a current member of the BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business Leadership Council.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-beaverson-b145769/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration ‘99

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Katelyn Bloom

Position: Global Compensation Manager
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Findlay, OH

Experience:

Katelyn joined Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in 2017 as an Internal Controls Analyst Lead and then the Financial Reporting Lead. In November 2020, she was promoted to her current position as the Global Compensation Manager. In this role, she is responsible for the ownership of job architecture, merit process, market pricing analysis, and global stock plan administration, among others responsibilities. During this time, Katelyn also started the Cooper Women’s Network (CWN), which partners with BGSU’s Women in Business Leadership student group to provide CWN mentors from various professional fields. Previously, she was an audit manager at EY.  

https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-katelyn-bloom-c-p-a-71a74aa/

Education: 

BGSU, Bachelor of Arts and Science, Accounting and French ‘10

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Holly Bowman

Position: Lead Product Manager, Product Content
PwC
Toledo, OH

Experience:

Holly has 10 years of experience providing audit services to public companies. She has experience serving multinational and domestic companies, primarily in the energy sector. In her current role as a Lead Product Manager in PwC's national office, she provides assistance to PwC clients on SEC related matters; as well as advice on accounting, auditing, financial reporting and SEC compliance issues.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-bowman-131192b9/

Education

Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

Texas Tech University, Master of Science (M.S), Accounting ‘07

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Lisa Chamberlain

Position: Director, Technical Accounting & External Reporting
AgileThought
Holland, OH

Experience:

Lisa has over 20 years of experience in the accounting profession. She joined AgileThought in November 2020 as the Director of Technical Accounting & External Reporting. Previously, she spent 9 years at Libbey, Inc as a Senior Manager in Technical Accounting & External Reporting.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisachamberlaincpa/

Education

BGSU, B.S Business Administration, Accounting ‘89

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Steve Ellis

Position: Sr. Director, Shared Services Organization
Dana Incorporated [Retired]
Maumee, OH

Experience

Steve’s career was tied inextricably with the automotive firm Dana Incorporated, where he served for nearly 40 years. Prior to retirement, he was the Senior Director in Support Services Organization.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-ellis-502a7722/

Education:

University of Toledo - Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

The University of Michigan - Business School - Executive Development Program

BGSU, Master of Business Administration ‘91

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Matthew Harrison

Position: Director, Internal Audit
Owens Corning
Toledo, OH

Experience:

Matt joined Owens Corning in 2009 and has worked in various positions before being appointed as Director, Internal Audit. Prior to Owens Corning, he was the Senior Manager at EY.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-harrison-28614948/

Education

The University of Toledo, Bachelors of Business Administration, Accounting ‘00

BGSU, Master of Accountancy, Accounting System ‘01

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John Hullibarger

Position: Vice President, Internal Audit & Loss Prevention
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Cleveland/Akron, OH

Experience:

John has overall responsibility for delivering internal audit, loss prevention, and security services to the global organization with an emphasis on providing guidance and monitoring compliance with financial and operational controls, physical security, and the corporate standards of ethical conduct.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-hullibarger-cpa-cia-cisa-crma-cfe-5284861/

Education

BGSU, B.S Business Administration, Accounting ‘02

Cleveland State University, Master’s of Business Administration ‘04

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Tyler Johnson

Position: Manager, Assurance and Financial Reporting
Rehmann
Toledo, OH

Experience:

Tyler joined Rehmann in 2013 as an intern, transitioning to a full-time associate in 2014. He focuses primarily on financial audits and reviews for clients in the manufacturing, construction and service industries. In addition, he works on employee benefit plan audits and System and Organizational Control (SOC) Examinations which address examinations of controls that affect both financial reporting (SOC 1) and security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy principles (SOC 2) for service organizations. Tyler also performs work for higher education clients, as part of the IT General Controls Group which reviews the IT environment of higher education clients.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyler-johnson-cpa-b5566229/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, Accounting ‘13

BGSU, Master of Accountancy, Accounting and Auditing ‘14

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Susan Kern

Position: Assistant Controller
Marathon Petroleum Company LP
Findlay, Ohio

Experience: Susan is the Assistant Controller at Marathon Petroleum Company LP.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-kern-29a15166/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, Accounting ‘88

BGSU, Master of Business Administration ‘93

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Timothy Loeffler

Position: Assurance Services
CliftonLarsonAllen
Toledo, OH

Experience: 

Tim has more than 20 years of experience serving nonprofits, Higher Ed and government entities from CliftonLarsonAllen’s office in Toledo, Ohio office. He is responsible for managing day-to-day fieldwork and resolving any technical and/or reporting issues. Tim is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA). 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-loeffler-cpa-3b545510/ 

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, Accounting ‘99

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Aida Lozada

Position: International Accounting Professor
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus

Experience:

Aida is from Puerto Rico, she has dedicated her professional career to the practice of Accounting & Finance and teaching at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aida-lozada-2b9546a6/

Education:

Certified Public Accountant, Accounting Board in Puerto Rico.  

BBA: Accounting from University of Puerto Rico at the Rio Piedras Campus.  

MBA: Finance and Accounting from University of Puerto Rico at the Rio Piedras Campus.  

PhD: University of León in Spain

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Mark Mieskowski

Position: Assurance Manager
Plante & Moran, PLLC
Cleveland, OH

Experience:
 

Mark has been with Plante & Moran, PLLC for 11 years, and currently serves as an Assurance Manager. His primary area of responsibility includes providing assurance services for middle-market companies in the manufacturing, distribution, and service sectors; as well as providing audit and review services for private equity owned, foreign owned, family owned, and public entities.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-mieskowski-cpa-68920519/

Education:

BGSU. B.S Business Administration, Accounting ‘08

BGSU, Master of Accountancy ‘09

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Andrea Meinardi

Position: Audit Partner
Crowe Horwath LLP
Pickerington, OH

Experience:

Andrea joined global consulting firm Crowe in 2001 and served as the Senior Manager until 2016. She now serves as the company’s Partner.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-meinardi/

Education:

The University of Findlay, Bachelor’s Degree, Accounting ‘00

BGSU, Master’s Degree, Accounting ‘01

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Jake Nix

Position: CEO
RISCPoint
Cleveland, OH

Experience

Jake founded RISCPoint Advisory Group (RISCPoint) and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. His vision for the firm was born from his experience at multiple "Big Four" accounting firms, including serving as a national subject matter expert for PwC in the audit innovation practice, and building EY Controls 2.0, including its go-to-market strategy.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-nix-cpa-cisa-cdpse-iso-li-ccsfp-74548a15/

Education: 

BGSU, B.S in Business Administration, Accounting ‘12

BGSU. Master of Accountancy MAcc, Accounting and Auditing‘13

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Ryan Pricce

Position: Senior Analyst - Corporate Strategy & Development
The Andersons, Inc.
Maumee, OH

Experience:

Ryan joined The Andersons, Inc in 2013 and has worked in various positions before being appointed to Senior Analyst - Corporate Strategy & Development in March of 2020. Prior to joining The Andersons, he served as a Senior Audit Associate at Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-price-cpa-a7396b19/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, Accounting & Finance ‘09

The University of Findlay, Master of Business Administration, Accounting ‘18

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Jason Rager

Position: Solutions Specialist
Crushproof Tubing Company
McComb, OH

Experience:

In April of 2020, Jason joined Crushproof Tubing Company, a manufacturer of custom plastic and rubber tubes. Previously, he spent 9 years at COAT Associates serving as the Manager of Strategy and Growth, responsible for leading many aspects of COACT strategy and growth including target industries, message to markets, and development of sales leaders.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-rager-9b305b53/

Education:

Tiffin University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services ‘09

BGSU, Master of Business Administration, Business Administration, Management and Operations ‘10

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Tracy Vigh

Position: Partner Audit Services
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Cleveland/Akron, OH

Experience:

Tracy is an audit partner in Cleveland with more than 18 years of audit experience in a variety of service offerings and industries, such as process and industrial products and real estate.Tracy also assists with the engagement quality review process for multiple audits, including the audit of a large multinational process and industrial products SEC registrant. His experience includes three years working in the firm’s national office in Wilton, Connecticut, primarily in the Accounting Consultation group assisting on a variety of technical accounting matters.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracy-vigh-017b5525/

Education:

BGSU, B.S Business Administration, Accounting ‘98

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Jaimee Weaver

Position: Tax Partner
Gilmore Jasion Mahler, Ltd.
Maumee, OH

Experience:

Jaimee has been with Gilmore Jasion Mahler for 17 years, and currently serves as a Tax Partner at the firm.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaimee-weaver-95449926/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration, Accounting- Tax ‘01

BGSU, Master of Accountancy - Tax ‘01

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James Weber

Position: Consultant
GBQ Partners [Retired]
Sylvania, Ohio

Experience:

James is a founding member of Weber Clark, and currently serves as a Managing Member, which includes responsibilities in managing the strategic direction of the firm. His specialties are manufacturing and construction with an area of focus on business strategy and planning.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimcpaweberobrien/

Education:  

BGSU ‘75

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Maureen Wood

Position: Managing Director, Assurance Practice
Ernst & Young
Cleveland, OH

Experience:

Maureen has been with EY for over 33 years.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maureen-wood-246a1229/

Education:

BGSU, B.S. Business Administration in Accounting, Specialization: Healthcare Administration ‘87