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 ‘15
Associate Advisory, Internal Audit
KPMG - Cleveland

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Nate Bernath ‘06
Senior Tax Manager
William Vaughan Company

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

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Hilary Clark
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Bio

Currently:

Hilary is a partner in the PwC assurance practice in the Toledo, Ohio office.  She has over 16 years of public accounting experience serving clients in multiple industries.  Her client base has primarily included public companies within the energy sector. Hilary has substantial SEC audit experience including multi-national integrated audit experience encompassing 404 controls testing and PCAOB requirements. She has demonstrated expertise in addressing complex technical accounting matters and has been involved in numerous capital transactions.

Previous:

Hilary spent two years in the SEC reporting group within the National Professional Services Group of PwC.  In that role, she advised companies on complex business transactions and consulted on SEC filings, including the review of periodic filings, transactional filings including initial public offerings, SEC comment letters, and complex accounting and transactional issues.

Education:

Hilary is a graduate of the University of Buffalo in New York State where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Accounting. She is a certified public accountant and licensed in New York, Texas, Ohio and Alaska.   Hilary joined the firm in the Buffalo, NY office and also spent 4 years in the Houston, TX office. 

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

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Stephanie Genzman ‘08
A&A Staff Auditor
HW & Co., CPAs & Advisors

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

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Arnfred Kulenkampff 
Chief Financial Officer
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Elyria, OH

Bio

Currently:

Vice President of Finance and IT / CFO Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems  (2009 to present)

Overall responsibility for the finance and IT leadership of the North American (USA, Mexico and Canada) truck brake systems business of $1B of Knorr Bremse, an global supplier of safety systems for the truck and rail sectors.   

CFO – Knorr Brake Holding Corporation (2014 to present)

Responsible for the consolidation, insurance, treasury and tax functions of the NA group of companies  of the Knorr-Bremse Group

Previous Positions:

  • VP of Finance and CFO of Alcoa Electronic and Electrical System, Inc. (3 years)
  • President, Reum Corporation (1 year)
  • VP Finance and IT – Benteler Automotive Inc. (5 years)
  • Various finance and operations positions for 20 years at the German Babcock Group of Companies  
    in South Africa, Germany and the USA

Education: 

  • Bachelor of Economics - 1972 
    University of Stellenbosch
  • Certificate in the Theory of Accounting – 1977 (an Masters equivalent) 
    University of Cape Town 

Certifications:

  • Chartered Accountant - 1977
  • University of Motorola, Chicago 1990 -  Global Leadership Program 

 

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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
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Gina Marek '12
Vice President & Corporate Controller
Milacron
Cincinnati, OH

Bio

Currently

Vice President & Corporate Controller, Milacron  (MCRN)

Gina has overall responsibility for Milacron’s global accounting and reporting function.  In this role, Gina oversees the Company’s accounting processes and policies, SOX controls and SEC reporting. Gina established the Company’s SOX compliance and SEC reporting processes at the time of Milacron’s IPO in June 2015 and has since expanded her role to include the oversight of two captive shared service centers located in India and the Czech Republic.

Previous Positions:

  • Vice President, Internal Audit, Macy’s (M) 
  • Director, Operations Accounting Composite Solutions Business, Owens Corning (OC)
  • Director, Internal Audit Services, Owens Corning     
  • Controller, Residential Insulation, Owens Corning    
  • Financial Leader, Corporate Reporting, Owens Corning
  • Senior Manager, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Education: 

  • Masters of Business Administration 2012

Bowling Green State University

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting 1991 
    John Carroll University

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant 
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 
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Mark Mieskowski '08, ‘09
Assurance Manager
Plant & Moran, PLLC

Current Postion:

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

 

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Andrea Meinardi ‘01
Audit Partner
Crowe Horwath LLP

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Sheri Oney '10, '11
North America Tax Manager
Owens Illinois, Inc.

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Patti O'Toole
Director of Operations
Hospice of Northwest Ohio
Perrysburg, OH

Bio

Currently:

Director of Operations, Hospice of Northwest Ohio

Patty is a member of the Executive Team and is responsible for leading the Financial, Information Technology, Facilities, Dietary and General Administrative departments.  Financial Responsibilities include internal and external financial, investment and regulatory reporting, preparation and implementation of annual budget and coordination of all business affairs.  She actively leads, facilitates and participates in quality/productivity improvement efforts throughout the organization.

Previous Positions:

  • Director of Finance, Maumee Valley Country Day School
  • Vice President - Finance & Administrative Services - CBT Credit Services

Education:

  • Masters of Business Administration - University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting - Miami University

Certifications:

 

  • Non-practicing - Certified Public Accountant

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)

 

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Ravi Singhal
Liason for Financial Systems
Caterpillar Inc.
Peoria, IL

Bio

Currently: 

Liaison for Caterpillar Financial Systems 
Ravi has overall responsibility for coordinating relationships between internal customers and systems support for Caterpillar’s Financial Systems.   He delivers value added solutions to the customers while consistently building and enhancing these relationships. 

Previous Positions: 

  • Auditor, Thakur Vaidyanath Aiyar – India
  • Senior Auditor, Crowe Horwath LLP 
  • Business Development Manager, Whirlpool Financial Corporation
  • Senior Staff Auditor, Caterpillar Audit and Controls Division, Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Business Manager, Marketing and Product Support Division, Caterpillar, Inc.                

Education: 

  • Masters of Accounting (1987), Bowling Green State University
  • Bachelors of Commerce/Business (1980), Delhi University, India 

Certifications: 

  • Certified Public Accountant 
  • Certified Accountant (CA), India
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
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Marcia Verez-Sutton 
Principle
Rehmann

Tracy Vigh

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

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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