2017 Accounting Advisory Board Update

Jennifer Kreischer Appointed Chair; Replaces Longtime Chair Donald Favre

Jennifer Kreischer

Jennifer Kreischer ’88 has been appointed chair of the Accounting Advisory Board. After earning her bachelor of science degree in accounting at the Whitman School, Kreischer joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she worked her way up to partner at its Philadelphia, Pennsylvania location. She left in 2011 to become an independent accounting professional and in 2012 joined Kresicher Miller as a consultant focusing on operational due diligence in the investment management industry.

As Kreischer assumes the role of chair, Donald Favre ’80, a native of Buffalo, New York, steps down after 15 years of service as chair. Favre has worked for PwC for 37 years, his entire career, and is now global tax partner. As Advisory Board Chair, Favre has been an incredible mentor to students who intern or work for PwC. In 2005, Syracuse University honored him as Alumnus of the Year. Favre “bleeds orange,” and in addition to following his alma mater’s sports teams, he enjoys running and has completed several marathons.

Steven M. Davis ’87, principal, tax, KPMG, LLP, has joined the Whitman School’s Accounting Advisory Board

Steven Davis

With more than 25 years of industry, Big 4 and firm experience, Davis specializes in assisting multinational organizations across all industries align their operational and tax planning. He earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Syracuse University and his J.D. of law from Hofstra University School of Law. He is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and New York State Bar, Tax Section.




Accounting Advisory Board

Jeffrey Allen ’75 M.S.

Daniel Arty ’81
Arty, Cohn & Feuer

Joseph Barnes ’89

Marc Ben-Ami ’00
Botwinick & Company, LLC

Peter Berlant ’80 (WHIT/NEW)
Anchin, Block & Anchin

Steven Botwinick ’86
Botwinick & Company, LLC

Richard Brown ’81

Diane Chin-Fu ’95
BBDO Worldwide

Michael Cyran

Steven M. Davis ’87

Matthew Dechert ’00
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Matthew Drucker ’94

Donald Favre ’80

Eugene Gramza ’84

Lisa Halper ’92

Jack Healey ’81
Genesis Management

Richard Jones ’92
CBS Corporation

Phil Kaputa ’99
Genpact Inc.

Steven Kass ’78
KPMG (retired)

Jennifer Kreischer ’88
Kreischer Miller

Sharon Leib ’95, ’97 MBA
G-2 Trading LLC

Mike Olesin ’93

Mark Reid ’84 MBA
Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa

Rick Romar ’81
BV Group Ventures

Neal Rotenberg ’79
Rotenberg Meril Solomon Bertiger & Guttilla

Frank Saracino ’88
Prospect Capital Corporation

Craig Sheldon ’84
Cantel Medical Corp

Bart Spiegel ’96 (WHIT/NEW)