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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.

2018 Recipient

David Pitcher ’78

Partner and Shareholder, Davie Kaplan, CPA

David Pitcher ’78, partner and shareholder in the Audit and Accounting Department of Davie Kaplan, CPA, was honored as the 2018 Accounting Alumnus of the Year, signifying his noteworthy career achievements and humanitarian efforts.

David Pitcher ’78 accepts his award from Dean Rama Yelkur.

David Pitcher ’78 accepts his award from Dean Rama Yelkur.

In his role at Davie Kaplan, CPA, Pitcher directs the firm's litigation and peer review services and is responsible for providing expert testimony and advice in a variety of malpractice, criminal, civil, and IRS cases. He is the shareholder on many of the firm’s audit, review, and compilation engagements, and performs peer reviews of other CPA firms pursuant to the AICPA Peer Review Program.

Pitcher is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and New York State Society and Pennsylvania Institute of CPA's Peer Review Committees.

Outside of the office, he serves on the board of Nativity Preparatory Academy of Rochester, the Al Sigl Foundation, and the Rochester Hearing and Speech Center.

In 2014 and 2015, he was the recipient of the James J. DeCaro Leadership Award from Rochester Hearing & Speech Center. He was also a Knight of the Round Table Inductee for McQuaid Jesuit High School.

Past Recipients

Recipients 2010 -

2017

James P. Brennan '92
Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

2016

Keith Senglaub '81
Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO, Feld Entertainment

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