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Academic and Career Development

The mission of the Academic and Career Development Committee (ACDC) is to enhance relations among the accounting profession, accounting educators, practitioners and students; to assist accounting educators with the planning of presentations and career programs; and to attract, inspire and engage promising individuals into the accounting profession.

The Academic & Career Development Committee is chaired by Shay Blanchette, of Babson College. It is a perfect fit for campus recruiters and members of academia. If you have questions regarding the committee please contact the Committee Liaison, Allie Orlando.

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  • Chairperson

    Shay Blanchette

    Babson College - Babson Park

  • Staff Liaison

    Allie Orlando

    Massachusetts Society of CPAs - Boston


  • Myles Agen


    Hachette Book Group - Boston

  • Michelle Allen

    PwC LLP - Boston

  • Robert Angell III
  • Amy Beamer
  • Marcia Behrens
  • Mia Bettencourt

    Audit Associate

    KLR - Boston

  • Rando Bleta

    KLR - Boston

  • Donna Brady

    College Faculty and Smalll Office CPA

    Donna M Brady, CPA - Hull

  • Michael Brodsky

    Fraud Risk Center

    Deloitte LLP - Boston

  • Holly Brookes
  • Jason Brosnan

    Tax Senior Manager

    Grant Thornton LLP - Boston

  • Alison Burgett

    Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP - Canton

  • Franklin Caraballo

    Managing Director

    Caraballo CPA, Inc. - Andover

  • Cynthia Caruso

    Associate Professor of Accounting

    Endicott College - Beverly

  • Julie Chasse

    Director, Professional Accounting

    Northeastern University College of Business Administration - Boston

  • Douglas Chene

    Associate Professor and Chair, Depart

    Salem State University - Salem

  • Kim Cook

    Founder & CEO

  • Marquis Cooper

    Manager, Global Internal Audit

    Boston Scientific Corp - Marlborough

  • Amanda Curtis

    Membership Operations & Data Strategy

    Massachusetts Society of CPAs - Boston

  • Jeffrey Dean

    Your Part-Time Controller - Boston

  • Zachary Donah

    Massachusetts Society of CPAs - Boston

  • John Driscoll Jr.


    Suffolk University - Boston

  • Jill Foley

    Massachusetts Society of CPAs - Boston

  • James Germain

    Deloitte LLP - Boston

  • Marguerite Grasso

    Massachusetts Society of CPAs - Boston

  • Tara Grealis

    Western New England University - Springfield

  • Mahendra Gujarathi

    Bentley University Department of Accountancy - Waltham

  • Michelle Harden

    Tax Manager

    tonneson + co - Wakefield

  • Thomas Hogan

    Associate Professor

    University of Massachusetts Dept of Accounting & Finance - Boston

  • Anna Howard

    Senior Partner & Professional Develop

    American Institute of CPAs - Durham

  • Brenda Kostyk

    Career Adviser

    Babson College - Babson Park

  • Siobhan Kulick

    AVP Of Global Accounting Operations B

    State Street - Boston

  • David LaGasse

    Chief Financial Officer

    McLean Hospital - Belmont

  • Gunjan Lalaji


  • Brian LeBlanc


    Brian P LeBlanc, CPA - Salem

  • Tracy LeMaire

    TAC CPAs LLC - Florence

  • Kimberly Lima
  • Marie Lopes

    Stonehill College - Easton

  • Donna Marchand

    Assistant Professor

    Emmanuel College - Boston

  • Christie Marotta

    Jardim & Marotta LLC - New Bedford

  • Victoria McHale

    Tax Senior

    Wolf & Company, P.C. - Boston

  • Carol McNeil

    Tax Director - Private Client Service

    PwC LLP - Boston

  • Ashley Meehan

    Audit Manager

    CohnReznick - Braintree

  • John Micalizzi

    Human Resource Leader

    RSM - Boston

  • Katelyn Minichiello

    Grant Thornton LLP - Boston

  • Brigitte Muehlmann


    Babson College - Babson Park

  • Jeremy Newell

    Manager (Forensic Accounting / Auditi

    StoneTurn Group LLP - Boston

  • Jennifer Niece


  • Christine Niland

    HR/Office Manager

    QRGA, LLP - Norwood

  • Craig Peterson

    Account Manager

    eCratchit - Hingham

  • Ray Pfeiffer

    Professor of Accounting

    Simmons University - Boston

  • Melissa Polit

    Audit & Tax Manager

    Raphael and Raphael LLP - Boston

  • Mary-Joan Potvin

    Lecturer, Accounting

    Bentley University - Waltham

  • Christopher Redington

    Accounting Manager

    Schwartz & Schwartz, P.C. - Woburn

  • Tracey Riley

    Associate Professor of Accounting

    Suffolk University - Boston

  • Caitlyn Rodrigues

    Leonard, Mulherin & Greene PC - Braintree

  • Dianne Rossi Feldman

    Senior Lecturer & Director for Underg

    Boston College - Chestnut Hill

  • Allison Saltzman

    Accounting Manager

    WAVE Life Sciences Ltd - Cambridge

  • Rachel Sanderson

    PwC LLP - Boston

  • Alison Sawyer

    Merrimack College - North Andover

  • Melissa Sawyer

    Senior Associate Director

    Bentley University LaCava - Waltham

  • Lee Sentnor

    Director - Professional Practice

    BDO USA, LLP - Boston

  • Lynne Skerry
  • Kerry Stakem

    Strategic Initiative Director

    PwC LLP - Boston

  • Pamela Trafford

    UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management - Amherst

  • Kevin Wall

    Faculty-Boston University Law School

  • Christopher Walsh

    PwC LLP - Boston

  • Erik White

    Senior Manager, Forensic & Integrity

    EY - Boston

  • Eileen Yuen

    Tax Senior Manager

    Grant Thornton LLP - Boston

  • Yi Zhang

    Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP - Braintree

  • Zhihong wang

    Associate Professor

    Clark University - Worcester

Questions? Contact Allie Orlando at, or Zach Donah at