Department of Accounting at the Fox School of Business is pleased to announce the honorees of the 2019 Accounting Achievement Awards. These distinguished alumni will be recognized at the third annual awards ceremony at the Lucy on Wednesday, May 1. Hosted by the Department of Accounting, the event will recognize the six alumni with awards reflective of their professional careers and civic service:
Kaitlin (Ziminski) Schott, CPA will receive the Rising Star Award, presented to a public or private accounting professional who has demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to the Fox School. Schott, BBA ’10, is a manager of internal controls at FMC Corporation.
Joseph Fisher, CPA will receive the Public Accounting Award, presented for outstanding success in the public accounting sector. Fisher, BBA ’93, is a partner in Deloitte’s Investment Management practice and serves as the National Investment Management Audit Leader. He has 25 years of experience in serving clients in the capital markets, including hedge and private equity funds.
Albert Chiaradonna will receive the Corporate Award, presented to an executive-level professional who has responsibility for the financial operations of their organization and has demonstrated industry expertise. Chiaradonna, BBA ’88, is the Senior Vice President, SEI Wealth Platform, North America Private Banking and is responsible for the overall launch and delivery of the SEI Wealth Platform.
Frank Breslin, CPA, will receive the new Non-Profit/Government Award, presented to a professional who has achieved success in the not-for-profit or government sector. Breslin, BBA ’82, is the Revenue Commissioner and Chief Collections Officer for the City of Philadelphia. He has worked for the government for over 30 years and is also an active member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
John Milligan, CPA will receive the Community Service Award for outstanding contributions to the accounting profession and local communities. Milligan, BBA ’75, is the founder, CEO and managing principal of Milligan & Company LLC. He served on the board of directors of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for twenty years. Milligan also served on the board of directors of Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, chaired the board of directors of the Norristown Area School District Education Foundation, and he is currently the President of the Greater Norristown NAACP.
H. Richard Haverstick, Jr., CPA will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to a professional who has advanced the accounting profession through their sustained leadership in public accounting, business, or academic communities. Haverstick, BBA ’74, has had a distinguished career in the Philadelphia area, including serving as a partner at EY for over twenty five years. Haverstick is currently a board member of Brandywine Realty Trust, Bryn Mawr Trust Mutual Funds, and Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, where he has just been named Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees. Haverstick also is a member of the Fox School of Business Dean’s Council and chair of the Executive Committee of Fox’s Accounting Circle.
The Accounting Achievement Awards honor the accomplishments of Temple University alumni and recognize the impact professionals in accounting and related fields have on the business community. The net proceeds from the event are added to the Accounting Achievement Awards Term Scholarship Fund, which supports high-achieving accounting students pursuing undergraduate and Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degrees.
More details about the awards ceremony and banquet will be available in February.