Accounting Program Advisory Council

  • Daniel Basca ’06 ’07G is a mergers and acquisition partner for KPMG and co-founder of KPMG’s Partnership Transaction Group. A licensed CPA, with more than 15 years of experience with KPMG, Dan is based in Washington, DC. 
  • Marley Cohen ’20 ’21G 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.
  • Chris D’Angelo ’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 ’90 is the chief executive officer for Deloitte’s US Audit & Assurance business, leading more than 18,000 professionals. With over 30 years of experience, Dipti has served some of the largest global companies and is a licensed CPA in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. 
  • Lauren Hanat ’10 ’12G is a partner for HORNE’s Franchise Services, providing insights and consultation about franchise operations. Before joining HORNE, Lauren served as executive director of internal audit for Drexel University and was in the Forensic Services Practice for PwC.
  • Kathleen Healy ’97 is a managing director in the National Quality Organization for PwC. She is a member of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board and a licensed CPA in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 
  • John Keyser, Ph.D. is an accounting professor for the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Professor Keyser has also served on various AICPA and CAQ committees and as a technical advisor to the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board.
  • Joseph McGrath, Jr. ’04 ’05G is an audit partner for Deloitte’s Morristown office in New Jersey. Joe has over 18 years of experience with Deloitte, is a licensed CPA and is an award-winning member of the NJCPA.
  • Lauren Miller ’01 is a partner for EY and a member of the firm’s financial services office, focusing on asset management. With over 20 years of experience with EY, she is currently based in the firm’s New York headquarters.
  • Mike Nichols ’91 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 Philadelphia.
  • Lindsay Schmedes ’04 ’05G is a tax partner for PwC’s industry tax practice in New York and is the regional consumer markets tax leader. A licensed CPA, Lindsay has more than 18 years of experience primarily in corporate tax for large publicly traded companies.
  • William K. Velekei ’13 is the director and senior wealth advisor for Mariner Wealth Advisors. A certified financial planner and licensed CPA in Pennsylvania, William is chapter president for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants of the Lehigh Valley.

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