Accounting Advisory Board

School of Business
Dr. Linda G. Chase
Chair of Accounting & Finance
(440) 826-3039, lichase@bw.edu

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 School of Business. They bring to BW diverse employer perspectives and insight into industry best practices.

Tina Dzik

Tina Dzik

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

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Kim Floriani

Company: Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
Title/Position: Director, Accounting & Reporting
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting
License/Certifications: CPA, CGMA

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Brandon Fredericks

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

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Mark Heinrich

Company: Plante Moran
Title/Position: Partner
BW Degree: BA
License/Certification: CPA

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Ed Kleppel

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

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Jim LaRocca

Company: Westfield Bank
Title/Position: Senior Vice President, Controller
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting
License/Certification: CPA, CGMA

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Jessica Leonard

Company: RSM US LLP
Title/Position: Assurance Senior Manager
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting
License/Certification: CPA

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Judy Mehalic

Company: Rea & Associates
Title/Position: Staff Accountant
BW Degrees: BA, MBA in Accounting

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Kevin Soflkiancs

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

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Dean Uher

Company: PNC
Title/Position: Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Corporate Banking Credit Products Group
Degree: BS, MBA

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Tanya Wisniewski

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