Accounting Program Advisory Council

  • Daniel Basca (B.S., Lehigh, '06, G'07) is a Mergers & Acquisition partner for KPMG and co-founder of KPMG's Partnership Transaction Group. A licensed CPA, Dan has over 15 years of experience with KPMG and is currently based in Washington, DC.
  • Chris D'Angelo (B.S., Lehigh, '02) is a partner for KPMG's audit practice. He has over 20 years of accounting and financial reporting experience specializing in acquisitions and divestitures. Chris is a licensed CPA and an accredited IFRS reviewing partner.
  • Dipti Gulati Dipti Gulati (B.S., Lehigh, '90) is the chief executive officer for Deloitte's US Audit & Assurance business, leading more than 18,000 professionals. Dipti has served some of the largest global companies and is a licensed CPA in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
  • Kathleen Healy (B.S., Lehigh, '97) is a managing director in the National Quality Organization for PwC. She is also a serving member of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board, as well as a licensed CPA in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • Marley Cohen (B.S., Lehigh, '20, G'21) is a senior associate for PwC. At Lehigh, she was awarded the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs Senior Award and the President's Scholar Award. Before joining PwC, Marley spent a year in the FASB Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program.
  • Joseph McGrath, Jr. (B.S., Lehigh, '04, G'05) is an audit partner for Deloitte's Morristown office in New Jersey. Joe has over 18 years of experience with Deloitte and is a licensed CPA, as well as an award-winning member of the NJCPA.
  • Lauren Miller (B.S., Lehigh, '01) is a partner for EY and a member of the firm's Financial Services Office, focusing on asset management. She is currently based in New York.
  • Mike Nichols is a partner for EY's financial services practice. He also serves as the EY's growth markets leader for the Mid-Atlantic and as co-program director for the firm's Entrepreneur of the Year program in Greater Philadelphia.  
  • Lindsay Schmedes (B.S., Lehigh, '04, G'05) is a tax partner for PwC's Industry Tax Practice in New York and serves as the regional consumer markets tax leader. A licensed CPA, Lindsay possesses over 12 years of experience primarily in the area of corporate tax for large publicly traded companies.
  • Wendy Shapss (B.S., Lehigh, '90, G'92) is a senior managing director for FTI Consulting and leader of the Global Insurance Service practice based in New York. In addition to over 25 years of experience, Wendy is a licensed CPA, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
  • D. Scott Showalter (B.S., University of Richmond, '75) is the director of North Carolina State University's MAC Program and professor of practice in accounting. Scott joined NCSU after a 33-year career with KPMG. He is a chartered global management accountant and licensed CPA in North Carolina.
  • William K. Velekei (B.S., Lehigh, '13) is the director and senior wealth advisor for Mariner Wealth Advisors. A certified financial planner and licensed CPA in Pennsylvania. William is also chapter president for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants of the Lehigh Valley.

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