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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Accounting Advisory Council

 To increase the community's participation in the development of future accounting professionals, the Accounting Area in the School of Business at George Mason University maintains a strong tradition of building partnerships through the Accounting Advisory Council. The council's mission is to advise and assist the Accounting Area in the achievement of the Area’s mission to prepare our graduates to be successful contributors to an increasingly global accounting profession.

Comprised of leaders in the accounting community, the Accounting Advisory Council provides strategic guidance to the Accounting Area as the Area seeks to align its undergraduate and masters programs to the needs of the accounting profession.

The Accounting Advisory Council members represent a variety of accounting firms, corporations, and government entities to include:  

AndersenTax
Aronson LLC
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
BDO USA LLP
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
CohnReznick
Deloitte Tax LLP
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Ernst & Young LLP
Federal Aviation Administration
Frank & Company, P.C.
Grant Thornton, LLP
Grossberg Company LLP
Government Accountability Office
Kearney & Company, PC
KPMG, LLP
Miller Consulting Group, LLC
PBMares
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
RSM US LLP
Rubino & Company
Ryan Sharkey
Thompson, Greenspon & Co., PC
Young Accountancy Group

Erin Ogburn, Chair
BA Integrative Studies '01
Kearney & Company PC

Council Members:

JK Aier
Executive Secretary, Accounting Area Chair
George Mason University 

Samimbanu Ardeishar
Grossberg Company LLP

Nazanin Azarian
Deloitte Tax LLP

Phil Buchanan
George Mason University 

Dara Castle
RSM US LLP

Matthew Cromwell
BDO USA, LLP

A.J. Eschle
MBA '12
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

Matt Frank
Frank & Company

Shin Nan Goto
BS Accounting '07
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Dianne Guensberg
Grant Thornton, LLP

Charles F. Helme III
BS Accounting '85
Thompson, Greenspon & Co., PC 

Jenny E. Herrera
BS Accounting '95
Shareholder, Rubino & Company

Asif A. Khan
Director, Financial Management and Assurance
Government Accountability Office

Renee Mathews
Partner
CohnReznick Group, PC

Kimberly McGatlin
Assistant Director, Financial Management and Assurance
Government Accountability Office

Bob McMurty
BDO USA LLP

Matt Miller, Vice Chair
EMBA '97
Miller Consulting Group

Michelle Montes
BS Accounting '92
Ernst and Young, LLP

Daniel O'Shea
CohnReznick Group, PC

Grant Patterson
Senior Manager
Aronson LLC

Allison Ritman
BS Accounting '87
Director, Office of Financial Reporting and Accountability
Federal Aviation Administration

Edward H. Ryan
BS Accounting '94
Managing Partner
RyanSharkey, LLP

David Semendinger, III
BS Accounting '90
Arson & Company

Sarah Shuey
BS Accounting '03 
Audit Senior Manager
KPMG LLP

Joe Sinclair
Talent Acquisition Manager
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Nicole M. Stroud
Senior Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Parvin J. Van Enger
BS Accounting '00
Director
Andersen Tax LLC

Eleanor Weis
Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations, School of Business
George Mason University

Helaine Weissman
Partner
PBMares

Rick White
BS Business Administration '78
Partner
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Hal Young
Northern Chapter VSCPA Representative
Young Accountancy Group