Boards & Associations

Accounting Circle

The Accounting Circle, established by the Department of Accounting in 2009, comprises business leaders who support excellence in accounting education at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. The Circle is the Department’s strongest link to the accounting business community, as its members are noteworthy individuals from accounting firms and corporations, community leaders, alumni, and other friends—who believe in the accounting profession and education. Accounting Circle members volunteer as guest speakers in the classroom and attend departmental programs available to students and faculty. Accounting Circle members provide inspiration, leadership, and private gift support that are vital to keeping accounting education at the cutting edge of students’ educational experience.

Membership Benefits

Accounting Circle member benefits include:

  • Participation in Alumni Weekend events at Temple University.
  • Attendance at a Temple basketball game in the Fox Box.
  • Special communication from the Department of Accounting Chair.
  • Opportunities to participate in the Fox School speaker series and other Fox events.
  • Involvement in internship and employment recruitment efforts from a pool of high performing student recruits skilled to meet the needs of their firms and companies.
  • Accounting Circle donor benefits are valid from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
  • Membership in the Temple University Russell H. Conwell Society. For a description of additional benefits visit here.

Accounting Circle members need not be alumni of the Temple University Fox School of Business to join. Accounting Circle Members support accounting education in Pennsylvania through research, scholarships, student-focused speaker series, faculty support and volunteer community-assistance programs such as the IRS VITA program.

Becoming a Member

An annual gift of $1,500 or more to the Department of Accounting qualifies you for membership in the Accounting Circle. Matching gifts from an accounting firm, corporation, foundation, or organization designated in your name also count toward recognition as an Accounting Circle member (a gift of $750 with a $750 match qualifies).

Download, complete, and mail an application with your payment/credit card information.


Make your Accounting Circle gift online and choose “Accounting Circle” as the area of the university you would like to support.

Executive Committee

H. Richard Haverstick, CPA (Chair)
Retired Partner, EY

Laurie Bergman, CMA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Liquid Environmental Solutions

Albert Chiaradonna
Senior Vice President, SEI Investments

Jennifer Cryder, CPA
Chief Executive Officer at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Harris L. Devor, CPA
Partner, Friedman

Anthony Diianni, CPA
Partner, BDO

Michael Ernst, CPA
Partner, KPMG

Linda Guendelsberger, CPA
Partner,LG Legacy Group

Elizabeth Ireland, CPA
Partner, Grant Thornton

Ron Kapusta, CMA
Chief Accounting Officer & Controller, Retired, Johnson & Johnson

Paul Kinmartin, CPA
Partner, Baker Tilly

Raman Mahadevan, CPA
Partner, EY

Robert McCadden, CPA
Founding Principal, Associated Real Estate Consultants, LLC

Patrick Mulloy, CPA
Partner, RSM

Nicholas L. Pfeiffer, CPA
Vice President, FMC

Karen Proietti, CPA
Head of Corporate Accounting Policy, Vanguard

Thomas Rachubinski, CPA
Corporate Controller, Wawa Inc.

John Riesch, CPA
Managing Director, Protiviti

William Spang, CPA
Retired Partner, Mitchell & Titus

Anthony Stranix, CPA
Partner, Mazars

Ed Tarka, CPA
Partner, PwC

Vishal Tolani, CPA
Audit Managing Director, Deloitte

James Watson, CPA
Managing Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen

Jay Weinstein, CPA
Managing Partner, Eisner Amper

Gregory Wright, CPA
Vice President, External Reporting & Treasury Controller

Joshua Kramer, CPA
Director, Kreischer Miller