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Officers & Trustees


The 2014/15 New Jersey Society of CPAs Officers are:

Brad E. Muniz, CPA
Sobel & Company CPAs, LLC
President

Brad E. Muniz, CPA, Partner in Charge of Accounting and Auditing at Sobel & Company LLC, CPAs, Livingston, joined the New Jersey Society of CPAs in 1991. He has served on the NJSCPA Board of Trustees as president-elect, secretary, treasurer and trustee. He is on the Finance, Strategic Planning, and Retirement Savings Plan committees; Scholars Institute Advisory Board;  Accounting & Auditing Standards Interest Group; Education Foundation Board of Trustees; and NJ-CPA-PAC. He has served as a member of the Investment and Volunteer Relations committees. In the Morris/Sussex Chapter, he has served as president, vice president, treasurer and director.

He is a member of the PKF North America Network and has served on its CPE Committee and as vice chair of the Accounting & Auditing Committee.

In his community, Muniz is a board member of Milton School and treasurer for Family Intervention Services.

Muniz earned his B.A. in accounting from William Paterson University. He and his wife, Diane, reside in Parsippany and have two daughters and a son. 
 

Frank R. Boutillette, CPA
WithumSmith+Brown
President-Elect

Frank R. Boutillette, CPA, Partner at WithumSmith+Brown, P.C., New York, joined the New Jersey Society of CPAs in 1986. He has served on the NJSCPA Board of Trustees as treasurer and trustee. He is a member of the NJSCPA Finance and Peer Review Executive committees; an Education Foundation trustee; and on the Accounting & Auditing Standards, Governmental Accounting & Auditing, Health Care and Nonprofit interest groups. In the Middlesex/Somerset Chapter, he has served as director, secretary and treasurer.

Boutillette has served as member of the AICPA Peer Review Board and is currently a member of its Quality Control Materials Task Force. He is a frequent lecturer on accounting and auditing topics for the NJSCPA and other organizations.

Boutillette earned his B.A. in accounting from Rutgers University-Newark. He is a resident of Toms River.
 

Edward I. Guttenplan, CPA
Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C.
Secretary

Edward I. Guttenplan, CPA, CGMA, Managing Shareholder at Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C., East Brunswick, joined the New Jersey Society of CPAs in 1981. He has served on the NJSCPA Board of Trustees as a trustee and is a member of the NJSCPA Student Programs & Scholarships Committee. He has served as a member of the Accounting & Auditing Standards and E-File interest groups and the Human Resources and Special Awards committees. He is a recipient of the NJSCPA Leadership Award. In the Middlesex/Somerset Chapter, he has served as treasurer, secretary, vice president and president.

Guttenplan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and is active in many community organizations and boards.

Guttenplan earned his B.S.A. and M.B.A in accounting from Boston University. He is a resident of Highland Park.  
 

John M. Szczomak, CPA
Smolin, Lupin & Co., P.A.
Treasurer

John M. Szczomak, CPA, Member at Smolin, Lupin & Co., P.A., Fairfield, joined the New Jersey Society of CPAs in 1990. He has served on the NJSCPA Board of Trustees as a trustee, vice president and treasurer. He is a member of the NJSCPA Finance, Investment and Professional Conduct committees; Cooperation with Bankers and Health Care interest groups; and is NJ-CPA-PAC vice chair. This is Szczomak’s second term as treasurer.

In his community, Szczomak is treasurer of the Passaic Valley Elks and the New Jersey State Elks Association, on the board of the Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation and chair of St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church’s Finance Committee.

Szczomak earned his B.A. in accounting from William Paterson University. He resides in Paterson.  
 

Gerard Abbattista, CPA
EisnerAmper LLP
Immediate Past President

Gerard Abbattista, CPA, Partner at EisnerAmper LLP, Iselin, joined the New Jersey Society of CPAs in 1985. He has served on the NJSCPA Board of Trustees as president, treasurer and trustee. 

He is on the Finance and Retirement Savings Plan committees; a trustee of the Education Foundation and NJSCPA Scholarship Fund; and a member of the Scholars Institute Advisory Board. He has served as chair of the Scholarship Awards and Committee Operations committees and a member of the Strategic Planning, Professional Conduct and Investment committees. In the Middlesex/Somerset Chapter he has served as president and director.

He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs where he serves on its Governing Council.  

In his community, Gerard has served on the board of several business and charitable organizations and currently serves as treasurer and member of the board for Gilda’s Club of Northern New Jersey.

Abbattista earned his B.S. in accounting from Seton Hall University. He and his wife, Debra, reside in Westfield and have a son and two daughters. 
 

Ralph Albert Thomas, CGMA
New Jersey Society of CPAs
CEO & Executive Director

Ralph Albert Thomas, CGMA, began his service as CEO and Executive Director of the New Jersey Society of CPAs in 1999. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and serves or has served on numerous AICPA committees and the AICPA Council. He was appointed to the inaugural AICPA National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. 

Thomas also serves or has served on the Accounting Advisory Boards of Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Montclair State University and Thomas Edison State College.  He is a member of the Lehigh University Board of Trustees, Chair of Lehigh’s Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee and a member of Lehigh’s Academic Affairs, Audit, Campus Planning & Operations, Finance, Student Affairs and Trustee Audit committees.

Thomas has been actively involved since 1977 as a member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), and was elected National President of NABA for fiscal years 1990-1992.  

Thomas serves on the Supreme Court of New Jersey District VIII Ethics Committee for Middlesex County and is a member of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone Initiative.  He also serves as a member of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) State Society Relations Committee and the CPA/SEA Board’s State Society Network.  

Thomas was selected by Accounting Today as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” for the past three years.

Thomas earned a B.S. in business and economics and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University. He and his wife, Valerie, reside in South Brunswick and have a daughter.  


The 2014/15 New Jersey Society of CPAs Trustees are:



    Sharon J. Bishop, CPA
    Bishop & Bishop, P.C.


    Leonard N. Brooks, CPA
     Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


    William A.
    Cadmus, CPA

    WithumSmith+Brown


    Joseph C. DiFalco, CPA
    EisnerAmper LLP


    Michael W.
    Gutwetter, CPA

    Michael W. Gutwetter, CPA


    Robert P.
    Herman, CPA

    Net@work


    Sarah Krom, CPA
    Sharpe, Kawam, Carmosino & Company, LLC


    Edward G. O’Connell, CPA
    WithumSmith+Brown


    William J. Ryan III, CPA
    Smolin, Lupin & Co., P.A.


    Audrey J. Sherrick, CPA
    Friedman LLP


    Lorenzo T. Vanore, CPA
    ASDS Consulting Services


    Joseph A.
    Zielinski, CPA

    Money Management Financial Services