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2023-2024 Advisory Board News

For the 2023-2024 academic year, the SCU Accounting Advisory Board convened in October 2023, January 2024 and in May 2023 (a joint meeting with the Alumni Board). The board discussed how to better prepare our students with data analytics and interview skills.

For the 2023-2024 academic year, the SCU Accounting Advisory Board convened in October 2023, January 2024 and in May 2024 (a joint meeting with the Alumni Board).  The Advisory Board leadership consists of Lindsey Piziali, BSC ‘02,  who is the President of the Advisory Board, and Jack Lazar, BSC ‘87, who is the Board Vice President.

The board discussed how to better prepare our students with data analytics and interview skills. Planning was conducted with the various board committees:  Recruiting Committee, Curriculum Issues Committee, Events Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and the Coordinating Membership Committee.  The Advisory Board Development and Fundraising Committee researched long term goals about more involvement with SCU alums and donors. The committees are working on being consistent with the Leavey School of Business “Leavey PLUS” priorities (Partnerships; Leadership; Unifying Purpose; and Sustainability).

The Accounting Department would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks for the years of board service to our members who retired from the board in summer 2024.

  • Brian Baer, Partner at Deloitte, BSC ‘85. Joined the Advisory Board in 2018.  At the May 2023 Accounting Awards Banquet, Brian was awarded the 2023 Alumnus of the Year
  • Kim McCormick, Partner at Grant Thornton LLP, joined the Advisory Board  in 2017. 
  • Dave Price, Partner at Ernst & Young LLP, BSC ‘85, joined the Advisory Board in 2009.
  • Kathy Ryan, Chair and Founder of RoseRyan, BSC ‘78, joined the Advisory Board in 2021.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new board members:

  • Erika Shuper, BSC ‘07, Tax Partner at Baker Tilly.
  • David Murdock, Partner at Grant Thornton, is Kim McCormick’s successor.
  • Ian Nasman, BSC ‘00, Audit Partner at Deloitte, SCU Alum, is Brian Baer’s successor and a SCU alum.
  • Kat Parineh, BSC ‘07, Partner at EY, is Dave Price’s successor.

On behalf of the Santa Clara University Accounting faculty, we would like to thank our Advisory Board for their guidance and dedication.

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