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.

Afram-B

Sally Afram ‘15
Advisory – Forensic
KPMG Cleveland

nate-bernath

Nate Bernath ‘06
Senior Tax Manager
William Vaughan Company

beaverson-scott

Scott T. Beaverson
Global Sales and Marketing Controller
O-I, Inc.

Katelyn

Katelyn Bloom
Financial Reporting & Stock Compensation Lead
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

H.-Bowman

Holly Bowman
Director, Assurance Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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Lisa K. Chamberlain ‘89
Senior Manager, External Reporting & Technical Accounting
Libbey Inc.

Steveellis

Steve Ellis ‘91
Sr. Director Support Services Organization
Dana Incorporated

harrison

Matthew Harrison ‘01
Finance Director – Roofing & Asphalt
Owens Corning

Hullibarger

John Hullibarger II ‘02
Vice President, Internal Audit & Loss Prevention
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Cleveland, OH

Bio

Currently:

Vice President, Internal Audit, Loss Prevention & Security
Sherwin-Williams

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.

Previous Positions

  • Vice President, Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Management - NetJets (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Director, Corporate Audit – Sherwin-Williams
  • Director, Internal Audit – NetJets

Education

  • Bowling Green State University - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting [2002]
  • Cleveland State University – Masters in Business Administration [2004]

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
Tyler

Tyler Johnson
Assurance Supervisor
Rehmann

Susan_Kern

Susan Kern '88
Assistant Controller - Cost of Sales & General Accounting
Marathon Petroleum Company LP

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Timothy H. Loeffler, CPA '99
Manager, Assurance Services
CliftonLarsonAllen
Toledo, Ohio

Bio

Currently

Tim has more than 15 years of experience serving nonprofits and government entities from our Toledo, Ohio office. Tim would manage day-to-day fieldwork and resolve any technical and/or reporting issues. Tim is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in Ohio.

Technical experience

  • Audit and accounting services for governmental and nonprofit organizations
  • Supervised completion of large nonprofits and organizations with UGG requirements
  • Completed various internal audit consulting projects including contract compliance and municipal water and sewer billing
  • Supervised completion of large municipal audit which included and ORC and UGG requirements
  • Supervised audit of HUD client
  • Supervised assurance services for a regional water and sewer district which included multiple bonds
  • Conversion of local government statements for CAFR preparation
  • Assists with systems of internal controls and review of SOX 404 rules for major corporation

Education/professional involvement

  • Bachelor of science, accounting, Bowling Green State University
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Civic organizations

  • St. Aloysius Church and School – past finance committee member
  • Serves on the Little Sisters of the Poor Finance Committee
  • Served as volunteer for Wood County Humane Society and United Way
  • Coached Upwards basketball and Christ the King baseball
aida

Aida Lozada, CPA, PhD
International Accounting Professor
University of Puerto Rico

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Mark Mieskowski '08, ‘09
Assurance Manager
Plant & Moran, PLLC

Bio

Current Position:

Assurance Manager, Plante & Moran, PLLC

Assurance Manager, Plante & Moran, PLLC

Mark is a member of the Cleveland commercial practice with over seven years of experience.  Mark’s primary area of expertise is providing assurance services for middle-market companies in the manufacturing, distribution, and service sectors.  He regularly provides audit and review services for private equity owned, foreign owned, family owned, and public entities. Many of his clients are globally active and he regularly coordinates international assurance engagements.  Mark is also a member of a firm-wide group involved in serving and providing solutions to international businesses.  He also brings expertise in the performance of employee benefit plan audits and is an employee benefit plan audit specialist in both defined contribution and defined benefit plans.

Previous Positions:

  • Graduate Assistant to Master of Accountancy Chair, Bowling Green State University
  • Corporate Audit Department Intern, National City Corporation
  • Investor Equity Intern, Royal Bank of Canada – Capital Markets: Apollo Equity Partners

Education:

  • Master of Accountancy, 2009, Bowling Green State University
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Accounting, 2008, Bowling Green State University

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant
Meinardi-Andrea

Andrea Meinardi ‘01
Audit Partner
Crowe Horwath LLP

Jake

Jake Nix
President
RISC Point Advisory Group, Limited

Ryan-Price

Ryan Price '09
Portfolio Manager
The Andersons, Inc.
Maumee, OH

Bio

Currently:

Portfolio Manager, Rail Group – The Andersons, Inc.

Ryan is responsible for the management and execution of the allocation of investments within the Rail Group’s railcar asset portfolio.  He analyzes and recommends strategies for their current railcar fleet and future investments and leads due diligence efforts regarding potential acquisitions.

Previous Positions:

  • Accounting Manager, Rail Group – The Andersons, Inc.
  • Senior Auditor II – The Andersons, Inc.
  • Senior Audit Associate – Gilmore, Jasion & Mahler, LTD

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting & Finance – Bowling Green State University [2009]
  • Masters of Business Administration – Findlay University [Anticipated Graduation – Spring 2018]

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant
JasonRager

Jason Rager ‘02
Audit Director
Nationwide
Columbus, Ohio

Bio

Currently:

Audit Director, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Jason is an Audit Director with Nationwide's Office of Internal Audit. He leads the Corporate Services Team, focusing on audits of Nationwide’s corporate functions including but not limited to Investments, Finance, Enterprise Risk Management, Legal and Corporate Governance, Marketing, Human Resources, and Nationwide Realty Investors.

Previous Positions:

  • Audit Consultant, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • Senior Auditor, American Share Insurance

Education: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting (2002)
    Bowling Green State University

Certifications:

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Investments and Derivatives Auditor (CIDA)
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
Tracy-Vigh1

Tracy Vigh ‘98
Partner Audit Services
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Bio

Currently:

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. His most recent experience is in leading the external audit of a large multinational specialty chemicals SEC registrant as well as a large private jet aviation company.  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. Tracy’s 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.

Tracy’s audit clients also include U.S. private companies that report based upon U.S. GAAP and IFRS. 

Tracy has a strong background in Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 on internal controls, SEC financial reporting, accounting and auditing technical matters, global coordination, and implementation of new accounting standards.  Tracy is an active leader of our people as our Talent initiative leader and as an experienced national and local learning facilitator. 

Education:

Bachelors of Science and Business Administration
Bowling Green State University

Certifications:

Certified Public Accountant
Licensed in the State of Ohio

weaver

Jaimee Weaver ‘00, '01
Tax Partner
Gilmore Jasion Mahler, Ltd.

Jim-2016

James F. Weber ‘75
Managing Member
Weber O'Brien

Wood

Maureen Wood ‘87
Executive Director, Assurance Practice
Ernst & Young