Young Alumni Advisory Board

Our Young Alumni Advisory Board consists of graduates of the last decade identified as outstanding ambassadors for our programs and the profession. The mission of the Young Alumni Advisory Board is to enhance the educational experience of current undergraduate and graduate students of Suffolk University’s Accounting Department and its alumni and better prepare them for careers in accounting and taxation after graduation.

Members serve on subcommittees that positively impact both student and alumni experiences.

  • The Career Development Committee works with current student groups to coordinate events that help in transitioning to the workforce as well as welcome them into the alumni community within the accounting profession.
  • The Professional Certification and Curriculum Committee suggests topics and themes relevant to the current state of the accounting profession, advises on updates or changes to the accounting curriculum to better prepare students to obtain professional certifications and transition smoothly into the working world. This committee is also responsible for developing programs that may assist in these efforts as well as monitoring the university’s performance against certain benchmarks on professional exams.
  • The Alumni Relations Committee identifies potential alumni for volunteer opportunities, develops programing opportunities for alumni and current students, and assists with the overall growth of the SBS Alumni population.

Blakeney Bell, MSA '11, Senior Manager-Audit at KPMG

Freddy Brand, MSA '14Financial Controller at Optimus Ride

Tyler Burke, BSBA '14, MSA '15Audit Manager at KPMG

Ernest (Scott) Carruthers, Jr., BSBA '15, MST '16, Senior Tax Accountant at AAFCPAs

Nikol Dansak, MSA '17, Senior Auditor at EY

Michael Dennis, BSBA '13, MSA '14Tax Accountant at Carriage Services

Azra Dipa, BSBA '08, MSA '16, Manager Financial Analysis at Liberty Mutual Insurance

Ralitza Dountcheva, BSBA '16, MSA '17, Deals-Experienced Associate at PwC

Katherine Frisina, MBA/MSA '15, Manager at RSM

Stephen Gaudet, BSBA '12, MSA '13Manager, Technical Accounting Consulting at RSM US LLP

Eneda Golemi, BSBA '16, MSA '17, Deloitte, Audit & Assurance Senior

Gregory Grant, MBA/MSA '17Grant Accountant III at Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Meaghan Hand, MSA '16Talent/Deployment Senior Associate at PwC

Benjamin Hathaway, MBA/MSA '15, Senior Associate, International & Direct Origination Generalist Private Capital Investors at New York Life Investors LLC

Levi Kedowide, BSBA '14, MSA '15, Senior Consultant at EY

Dat Le, BSBA '12, MSA '13, Consultant at WilliamsMarston LLC

Tommy Parrotta, MSA ‘19 Audit Associate at RMA Associates

Chris Polito, MST '14, Partner at Polito & Mazza LLC

Martha Safien, MSA '18, Associate at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Brian Sozansky, MST '16, Senior Manager, Global Revenue Accounting at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Jacob Stewart, BSBA '10, MSA/MST '12, Securities Compliance Examiner at Securities & Exchange Commission

Elvyra A. Wallerstein, MST/GDPA '14, Audit/Tax Manager at Sandler & Company, P.C.

Nicole Zouharis, BSBA '18, MSA '19, Data Analyst at XCM Solutions, LLC