Young Leader Awards

PICPA Members to Watch

The PICPA annually recognizes its members under the age of 40 who demonstrate a extraordinary commitment to the accounting profession through PICPA or community service.

In addition to climbing the ranks quickly at their organizations, past winners have gone on to serve as chapter presidents, committee chairs, and speakers at conferences. Nominees for the 2019 Young Leader Awards must be born on or after Jan. 1, 1979.

Nominations for the 2020 Young Leader Awards will open on Jan 1. 

2019 Young Leader Award Recipients

Ali_Zeeshan

Zeeshan Ali

Wilmington, Del.

Zeeshan is a semi senior auditor with Barbacane Thornton & Company LLP in Wilmington, Del. He has been a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Emerging CPAs and Accounting and Auditing committees.

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Andrew B. Bemis

Erie Chapter

Andrew is a tax supervisor with Schaffner Knight Minnaugh & Co. PC in Erie. He is chair of the Erie Chapter Emerging CPAs Committee and a member of the Erie Chapter Executive Committee.

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Ashley N. Blessing

Reading Chapter

Ashley is a supervisor with Herbein + Company Inc. in Reading. She is cochair of the Reading Chapter Emerging CPAs Committee, and also serves on the chapter’s Community Engagement Committee and is an active CPA Voice volunteer.

 


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Emily Bomberger

South Central Chapter

Emily is a consultant with RKL in Lancaster. She is chair of the South Central Chapter Schools and Colleges Committee and serves on the chapter’s Emerging CPAs/Member Services Committee. Emily also serves on the statewide CPA Exam Scholarship Judges Committee. 

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Stephanie L. Chandler

Reading Chapter

Steph is a supervisor with Herbein + Company Inc. in Reading. She is cochair of the Reading Chapter Emerging CPAs Committee, and serves on the chapter’s Executive and Community Engagement committees.

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Carolyn Chupko

Northeastern Chapter

Carolyn is the business/CIS division chair and an accounting faculty member at Lackawanna College in Scranton. She serves on Northeastern Chapter’s Schools and Colleges Committee, as well as the statewide High School Scholarship and Relations with Schools and Colleges committees.


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Nicole K. Cradic

South Central Chapter

Nicole is a partner with Trout Ebersole & Groff LLP in Lancaster. She is an active member of the Accounting and Auditing Procedures Committee and the Accounting and Auditing Conference Planning Committee.

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Cory A. Cuffley

South Central Chapter

Cory is a financial adviser with Stonebridge Financial Group in Wormleysburg. He is an active member of the South Central Chapter Executive Committee.

 
 

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Diana L. Davis

Northeastern Chapter

Diana is a partner with Eckersley and Ostrowski LLP in Scranton. She is treasurer of the Northeastern Chapter and serves on the Northeastern Chapter Emerging CPAs Committee.


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Maggie M. Donato

Northeastern Chapter

Maggie is controller of Penn East Federal Credit Union in Scranton. She is secretary of the Northeastern Chapter, and serves on the Northeastern Chapter Emerging CPAs and Corporate Finance Roundtable committees.

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Kristy Ferraro

Reading Chapter

Kristy is a manager with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP in Wyomissing. She is an active member of the Reading Chapter Emerging CPAs Committee.

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Troy Fine

Pittsburgh Chapter

Troy is a manager, risk advisory services, with Schneider Downs & Co. Inc. in Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal Editorial Board.


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Shane R. Fisher

South Central Chapter

Shane is vice president of finance for TriCorner Homes in Harrisburg. He is an active member of PICPA’s CPA Image Enhancement Committee, CPA Voice, and the South Central Chapter Taxation and Annual Tax Meeting Committee.

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Adam J. Gilbert

Northeastern Chapter

Adam is a senior accountant with Terry H. Jones & Co. in Sugarloaf. He is cochair of the Northeastern Chapter Emerging CPAs Committee.

 

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John M. Guerrieri

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

John is with the investment industry group of Kreischer Miller in Horsham, and is treasurer of Achieve Now, an organization that helps children in underperforming communities reach grade-level reading. He is an active member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Careers and Lifestyles Committee.


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Brandon W. Harlan

Northwestern Chapter

Brandon is a partner, health care services, with Arnett Carbis Toothman in New Castle. He is a member of PICPA’s Health Care Committee.

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Scott A. Herzing

Erie Chapter

Scott is a supervisor with McGill Power Bell & Associates in Erie. He is a member of the Erie Chapter Executive Committee.

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Jordan A. Hileman

South Central Chapter

Jordan is a senior associate with Boyer & Ritter Certified Public Accountants & Consultants in Camp Hill. She is a member of the South Central Chapter Executive and Emerging CPAs/Member Services committees.

 

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Rachel A. Horst

South Central Chapter

Rachel is a supervisor, small business services, with RKL in Lancaster. She is a member of the South Central Chapter Executive Committee.

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Brittany C. Jovenall

Pittsburgh Chapter

Brittany is an accountant with Fred Rogers Productions in Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter Women in Accounting Committee.

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Kamna Kanesh

North Central Chapter

Kamna is a staff accountant with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP in Williamsport. She is a member of the North Central Chapter Schools and Colleges Committee.


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Christopher M. Kassay

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Chris is a senior audit manager with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP in Philadelphia. He has served on the statewide Employee Benefits Plan Committee.

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Stanley A. Kleja

Pittsburgh Chapter

Stan is vice president of Bernice A. Schweiss LLC in McMurray. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter Emerging CPAs and Western Pennsylvania Tax Conference committees.

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Trudie E. Kozar

Southwestern Chapter

Trudie is vice president and audit manager II with S&T Bank in Indiana. She is an active member of the statewide IT Assurance Committee.

 

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John M. Kuhn

Erie Chapter

John is controller of the Erie City School District. He is a member of PICPA Council and the Erie Chapter Executive Committee.

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April J. Maschke

South Central Chapter

April is a tax manager with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP in York. She is a member of the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation Scholarship Awards Committee.

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Illona Matsko

Pittsburgh Chapter

Illona is a tax supervisor with Deluzio & Company LLP in Pittsburgh. She is on the Pittsburgh Chapter Women in Accounting Committee.


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Ashley N. Mocker

Northwestern Chapter

Ashley is a supervisor with McGill Power Bell & Associates in Grove City. She is secretary and treasurer of the Northwestern Chapter.

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Allyse W. Nehoda

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Allyse is a data analysis supervisor, internal audit, with UGI Corporation in King of Prussia. She is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Women in Accounting Committee.

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Benjamin A. Paulding

South Central Chapter

Ben is a senior accountant with McKonly & Asbury in Camp Hill. He is a member of the PICPA Construction Industry Committee.

 

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Matthew R. Reidenbach

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Matt is an assistant professor of accounting at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. He is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Schools and Colleges Committee.

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Shea S. Saman

South Central Chapter

Shea is director of finance and accounting for Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg. He is involved with PICPA’s Corporate Finance Cabinet and the South Central Chapter Corporate Finance Roundtable Committee.

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Amanda L. Seymore

Central Chapter

Amanda is owner of Seymore Tax Services in Cresson. She is a member of the Fiscal Responsibility Task Force and the Pennsylvania CPA Journal Editorial Board.


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Philip Sirolli

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Phil is a wealth transfer adviser with Valley Forge Financial Group in King of Prussia. He is a member of PICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Committee.

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Daniel P. Starceski

Pittsburgh Chapter

Dan is a senior accountant/auditor with Cypher & Cypher in Canonsburg. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter Executive and Local Taxation and Government committees.

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Kyle P. Stuckey

South Central Chapter

Kyle is lead adviser of JFS Wealth Advisors in Camp Hill. He is a member of PICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Committee.


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Lisa Tennis

Pittsburgh Chapter

Lisa is a supervisor with Maher Duessel in Pittsburgh. She is cochair of the Pittsburgh Chapter Emerging CPAs Committee.

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Brian J. Weldin

Lehigh Valley Chapter

Brian is an audit manager with Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP in New York, N.Y. He is a member of PICPA’s Employee Benefits Plan Committee.

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Wendy W. L. Yip

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Wendy is a supervising senior accountant with FMC Corporation in Philadelphia. She is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Executive and Community Involvement committees.