Accounting Department

Accounting Advisory Board

The Manning School of Business (MSB) Accounting Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the accounting faculty and as advocates of the accounting program. The MSB Accounting Advisory Board is composed of business leaders and accounting professionals who provide advice to the accounting department to better prepare our students for career challenges. The Board meets each semester to discuss business and employment trends, assess program objectives and advise the department on proposals to continuously improve the accounting curriculum to best serve the needs of our students.

The objectives of the Accounting Advisory Board are:


Provide a source from which the faculty and Chair may seek and receive advice relating to curriculum development, faculty involvement in the profession, faculty research and other matters necessary to ensure the development and continuance of a dynamic program in accounting. In addition to discussing curriculum for business needs, Advisory Board members will interact with classes and participate in speaker days and events in classes and on campus.

  • Provide communication links between the faculty and professional accountancy communities
  • Promote a positive image for the accounting program within the professional community and to the public

Community Outreach and Events

Encourage students and alumni to help promote the accounting major in events such as an annual accounting career day.

Internships and Job Placement

Assist preparing future leaders by monitoring openings at Advisory Board member firms or by creating an opportunity for an internship or a full-time job position. 

Name Position Affiliation
Jeff Mead, Chair
Grant Thornton
Mike Batts
Senior Manager
Craig Brown Senior Director Sun Capital Advisers
Charles Comtois Partner Sullivan Bille PC 
Daniela DiLemme Staff Associate Powers & Sullivan
John Doherty Partner Wolf & Co.
Stacy Dow Partner McGladrey LLP
David Gagnon Partner KPMG
Kerry Johnson Partner Edelstein & Co.
Nick Tamvaklis Staff Associate DiCicco Gulman & Co.
Joanne Yestramski
Vice Chancellor for Finance & Operations
UMass Lowell
Will Andronico Partner Moody Famiglietti & Andronico
Ben Martin Audit Associate KPMG LLP
Paul Litchfield Wealth Advisor Ferris Capital, LLC