The BW Accounting Advisory Board is comprised of several of Northeast Ohio’s most prominent leaders in the accounting industry. Members volunteer their time to provide critical expertise and support to the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs at the Carmel Boyer School of Business. They bring to BW diverse employer perspectives and insight into industry best practices.

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Aaron Apathy

Company: Corrigan Krause
Position: Director
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting
License/Certification: CPA

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Tina Dzik

Company: Cohen & Company
Position: Partner, Audit & Attest
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting
License/Certification: CPA

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Kim Floriani

Company: Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
Position: Senior Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting
License/Certifications: CPA, CGMA

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Brandon Fredericks

Company: Apple Growth Partners
Position: Audit Senior Manager
BW Degree: MBA in Accounting
License/Certification: CPA

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Cory Hanawalt

Company: Medical Mutual
Position: Director, Corporate Financial Reporting
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting
License/Certification: CPA

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Ed Kleppel

Company: Progressive
Position: Senior Manager of Data Analysis
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting
License/Certification: CPA

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Jim LaRocca

Company: Westfield Bank
Position: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting
License/Certification: CPA, CGMA

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Jessica Leonard

Company: Evolution Capital Partners
Position: Partner
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting
License/Certification: CPA

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Kevin Soflkiancs

Company: Sherwin-Williams
Position: Senior Director, Internal Audit
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting
License/Certification: CPA

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Tanya Wisniewski

Company: Ernst & Young
Position: Assurance Partner
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting
License/Certifications: CPA