Accounting Alumnus of the Year Award

The Accounting Alumnus of the Year award was created in 1990 to honor the achievements of distinguished St. John Fisher College Accounting Alumni.

The recipient must not only exemplify Fisher's core values, but must meet three basic criteria of noteworthy career achievement, significant humanitarian effort, and outstanding contribution to the St. John Fisher College Community.

2016 Accounting Alumni Society Awards Dinner

St. John Fisher College recognized Keith Senglaub as the 2016 Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year during the 27th annual Accounting Awards Banquet on March 16 at Locust Hill Country Club.

Keith Senglaub, 2016 Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year

Senglaub has more than 34 years of professional experience in accounting, financial management, and professional services positions serving media and entertainment companies large and small, publicly and privately held. His professional background includes several years with PricewaterhouseCoopers early in his career, leading the audits of publicly held newspaper publishing and broadcast giant Gannett Co., Inc. (including the launch of USA Today), followed by stints with U.S. News & World Report magazine, Phillips Publishing International, Gilder Publishing, and the AARP.

In 2004, he joined Feld Entertainment as vice president and corporate controller, and in June 2009, was promoted to his current role as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of this global leader in live family entertainment. Feld is the world's largest provider of live family entertainment, and owner-producer of such iconic properties as The Greatest Show on Earth® (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus), Disney On Ice®, Disney Live®, Marvel Universe Live®, and highly popular motor sports event series including Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross®, and Amsoil Arenacross®.

At the awards banquet, the College also honored six alumni with Rising Star Awards. Given to alumni who have found success early in their careers, the award honors career achievements, involvement with both the community and the College, and demonstrated potential for even greater success as their accounting careers mature. The winners included: Lisa Fitzsimmons ’06, Hugh Chisholm ’06, Jason Tack ’06, James Whelehan ’07, Chris Mackikowski ’08, and Tim Marion ’09.

Past Recipients

Recipients 2010 -

2015
Jill Knittel '94, '03 (MBA)
Financial Advisor, Sage Rutty & Co., Inc.

2014
Steven Terrigino '89
Partner, The Bonadio Group's Small Business Advisory Group

2013
Cheryl Yawman '86
Practice Director of Accounting and Finance, Cochran, Cochran and Yale

2012
Thomas Walpole '74
Owner, Thomas P. Walpole, CPA

2011
Richard Brienzi '81
Executive Vice President and CFO, Ovation Payroll, Inc.

2010
Robert E. Tokarz '71
Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Recipients 2000 - 2009

2009
John F. Magee, CPA '81
CFO, The Bonadio Group

2008
Raymond J. D'Agostino '74
Partner, Deloitte

2007
Michael C. Goonan '75
CFO & VP, University of Rochester Medical Center

2006
James J. Leo '71
CFO, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

2005
Victor E. Salerno, Jr. '66
CEO, O'Connell Electric Company

2004
Kristin M. Clark '86
Partner, The Bonadio Group

2003
John F. Heveron '69
President, Heveron & Heveron, CPAs

2002
Martin Mucci '81
Senior VP of Operations Paychex,

2001
P. Gerald Sokolski '63
Tax Partner Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co.,

2000
Nancy E. Catarisano '83
Partner, Insero & Co.,

Recipients 1990 - 1999

1999
Stanley D. Konopko '76
Partner, The Bonadio Group

1998
Gary J. Scott '69
Administrative Director, Westfall Surgery Center

1997
Gerald J. Archibald '74
Partner, The Bonadio Group

1996
Edward J. Lynd '56
Financial Consultant, Retired

1995
James T. Sorenson '70
International Managing Partner, KPMG

1994
Gerald E. VanStrydonk '66
Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

1993
David A. Niermeyer '63
President, Stakmore Company, Inc.

1992
Paul E. Haney '63
Monroe County Legislature

1991
Thomas B. Hogan '67
Managing Partner, Deloitte

1990
Thomas F. Bonadio '71
Managing Partner, The Bonadio Group