The major tenants of the Accounting Advisory Council's Strategic Plan include:

  • Establish Duquesne as a Destination
  • Build a Premier Accounting Program
  • Develop Highly Motivated Professionals
  • Graduate Students with Exceptional Character and Outstanding Leadership Skills

Council Members

External Members

  • Glenn Breisinger, B'82
    CFO and Treasurer, Radius Global
  • Gennaro DiBello, B'85
    Partner, Schneider Downs
  • Jeffrey Ford, B'83
    Partner, Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP
  • Thomas Garbe, B'74, MBA'77
    (Ret.) Sr. VP and Assistant Controller, PNC Financial Services Group
  • Michael Haver
    Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  • John (JJ) Matthews
    SVP Director of Finance Governance & Corporate Accounting, PNC 
  • Eric OKunewick, B'87
    Sr. VP and Chief Audit Executive, Federated Hermes, Inc.
  • Jeffrey M. Salvatore, B'88
    Partner, Deloitte
  • Enzo Santilli, B'88
    Office Managing Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Glenn Todd, B'93
    Principal Tax Attorney, KPMG LLP
  • Andrew Wachter, B'91
    Director of Finance and Regulation, Peoples Natural Gas
  • Stephen Whisdosh, B'00, MBA'01
    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Tiffany Willis, B'01
    Vice President, Head of Investor Relations and ESG Engagement, Starbucks

Palumbo Donahue School Members

  • Robert Kollar, MMA, CPA, CGMA
    Assistant Professor of Practice, Accounting
  • Congcong Li, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Accounting
  • Kathryn Marley, Ph.D.
    Chair of Accounting, Information Systems and Technology and Supply Chain Management
    Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
  • Dean B. McFarlin, Ph.D.
    Dean and Professor of Management
  • Bryan Menk
    Assistant Professor
  • Brian Nagle, Ph.D.
    Director, Master of Accountancy Program
    Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Stephen Rau, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Seleshi Sisaye, Ph.D
    Professor of Accounting
  • William Spangler, Ph.D.
    Professor of Information Systems and Technology
  • Valerie Williams, CPA, MBA, CHFP, CIA, CFE, CFF, PmP
    Assistant Professor of Practice, Accounting
  • Amy Yurko, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Accounting

Mentor Program

The Accounting Advisory Council in conjunction with the accounting faculty established a mentoring program that matches current students with accounting professionals in order to help students better develop as professionals

If you are a student interested in this program please contact:

Valerie Trott Williams, CPA, MBA, CIA, CHFP, CFE, CFF
Assistant Professor of Accounting
(412) 396-5700

If you are a professional interested in being a mentor please contact:

Thomas F. Garbe
Executive Committee Chairman, Accounting Advisory Board