Accounting Advisory Council
The Accounting Advisory Council is an active group of accounting professionals who serve as consultants to the chair, faculty and students of the accounting department. They support the chair and the faculty by bringing the perspective of the business community into the department and act as a sounding council and resource to help and support in any way they can. AAC members consult with us on curriculum matters, provide financial support, mentor students, and act as guest speakers and panelists at various accounting presentations and events. The AAC meets three times a year.
Catherine A. Sheets, CPA, chair
Ms. Sheets has over 25 years of experience in corporate and individual taxation. She is a Partner in the Toledo office. She works with many closely held and private equity owned manufacturing and service clients and the business owners on complex tax matters. Ms. Sheets has significant experience with C Corporation deferred tax provision requirements.
Catherine Sheets has a Masters of Taxation and B.B.A from the University of Toledo. Her honors and awards include 20 under 40 and U.S. Small Business Administration Women in Business Advocate.
Brent C. Mussery, Vice-Chair
Vice President - Internal Audit
Brent Mussery serves as Vice President of Internal Audit. He joined Welltower (previously Health Care REIT) in May 2011. Mr. Mussery’s primary focus is developing and leading the internal audit function to add value to the organization. Among his responsibilities are serving as an objective consultative resource, assessing internal controls and accounting systems, and overseeing compliance with policies and procedures.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Mussery was a Regional Internal Audit Director at Owens-Illinois. He also worked for Ernst & Young, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Mr. Mussery received a B.S.B.A. from the University of Toledo. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a Chartered Information Technology Professional.
Mike Barton is currently the external financial reporting leader for Owens Corning,
a leading global producer of building materials headquartered in Toledo, OH. In this
role, Mike oversees the preparation of financial filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission and leads complex technical accounting activities within the company.
During his time at OC, Mike was also a finance manager in the Insulation business, and held a global accounting role for the Composites business. Mike joined Owens Corning in 2011 from Maurice Sporting Goods, where he was promoted through a number of finance roles, with his last position being director of finance & accounting. Prior to that, Mike worked in the assurance practices of McGladrey and American Express Tax & Business Services.
Mike received Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Indiana University. He is a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant in the State of Ohio and a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Scott Earls is a Tax Partner in the Farmington Hills, MI office of UHY LLP. Scott advises numerous clients on a wide array of tax issues, including pass-thru entity taxation and planning, Research and Development tax credit planning, succession planning for family held and closely held businesses, state and local tax issues, and individual taxation. Mr. Earls is also one of the leaders of UHY's Tax Accounting Methods group.
Scott has been with UHY since 2005 following almost twenty years at Ernst & Young LLP. Scott has a BBA from UT with a major in accounting (1984) and MBA from the University of Toledo with a major in Finance (1986). He is currently a member of the AICPA, OSCPA, and MACPA.
Robert A. Falk, CPA
Principal, Business Consulting
Bob Falk is a graduate of the University of Toledo. Prior to joining Weber-O’Brien, Ltd., he was a partner at a large local CPA firm. Bob specializes in general business consulting services with an emphasis in distributors, manufacturing, real estate and personal service industries. He has an extensive background in providing succession planning, estate planning and closely held business tax planning.
Bob is a member of the Advisory Board of Sky Bank, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
LublinSussman Group LLP
Eric Golus is a Partner with LublinSussman Group and has been with the firm for 20
years. Eric specializes in providing accounting, auditing, tax, and business consulting
services. He works with small and medium businesses, labor organizations and non-profit
Eric is the current Treasurer for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services of Northwestern Ohio and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Jack C. Hagmeyer, CPA, CVA
Partner, Valuation and Audit
William Vaughan Company
Jack Hagmeyer is a Partner with William Vaughan Company who has been with the firm for over 25 years. Jack specializes in providing accounting, auditing and business valuation services for a variety of privately owned companies representing a wide range of industries. Jack has valued businesses for gift and estate purposes, succession planning and various litigation matters. As an audit partner, he focuses on manufacturing and non-profit audits and leads the firm’s employee benefit plan audit practice.
Jack is a graduate of the University of Toledo. He is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, the Toledo Estate Planning Council and the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He also serves his community with his participation in the Reynolds Corners Rotary and as Treasurer of the Board of the Ohio Council of Community Schools.
Teresa R. Homan
Financial Reporting Manager
Marathon Petroleum Company LP
Ms. Homan serves as Financial Forecasting & Budgeting Manager for Marathon Petroleum Corporation. She has been with Marathon Petroleum for 14 years, joining the company in May 2002. She’s been in her current role in Financial Forecasting since November 2016. Ms. Homan’s current responsibilities include oversight of the company’s forecasting and budgeting process. Prior to her current position, Ms. Homan served as Marathon Petroleum’s Investor Relations Manager, serving as a primary contact for current and prospective investors. Prior to this, Ms. Homan served as Marathon Petroleum’s Financial Reporting Manager, in which she oversaw the company’s internal and external financial reporting functions, including preparing Marathon Petroleum’s Form 10-Q’s and 10-K’s to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on a quarterly basis. Ms. Homan has held numerous other positions at Marathon Petroleum, including positions both within and outside of accounting.
Prior to joining Marathon Petroleum, Ms. Homan worked at Arthur Anderson LLP for 3 years.
Ms. Homan has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toledo, with a major in accounting, and a Master of Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Ms. Homan is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and serves on the University of Toledo’s Accounting Advisory Board.
Kevin m. Pirozek
Commercial Loan Officer
Signature Bank N.A.
Kevin Pirozek has been with Signature Bank since 2011 and his main responsibilities include business development and managing his existing portfolio of clients. Prior to joining Signature, Kevin spent over a decade in public accounting where his main focuses were on tax, litigation support, and health care consulting. Kevin passed the entire CPA exam before graduating cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Toledo.
Kevin’s current community involvement includes serving as President of the Board of Harbor, Northwest Ohio’s leading provider of mental health services. In addition, he also serves on the Boards of Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, the Miracle League of Northwest Ohio, and the University of Toledo Accounting Advisory Council. Kevin is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Toledo and spent five years as Treasurer for a Toledo City Councilman’s campaign committee.
Davenport, Hanf, and Company LLC
After beginning his career at Ernst & Young, LLP, Curtis joined a regional accounting
firm in the Washington DC area, and later DHC. With now 10 years experience as a tax
accountant, Curtis’s primary focus is on closely held businesses. These include pass-through
entities and C Corporations in the manufacturing and real estate industries, providing
a blend of industry and public accounting with a unique perspective to client service.
Curtis is a 2005 graduate of the University of Toledo earning a Bachelors a degree in accounting and finance. In addition, Curtis is a Certified Public Accountant and member of The Ohio Society of CPA’s and AICPA.
Christopher T. Schilling
Director, Global Internal Audit
Chris Schilling is the Director of Global Internal Audit at Owens-Illinois, Inc. (“O-I”). In his role, Chris has oversight of the execution and performance of the regional audit teams to ensure the function is carrying out the responsibilities set forth in the Internal Audit Charter approved by the Audit Committee. Chris joined O-I in 2008 and most recently held the position of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt where he led strategic projects identified by corporate senior leadership. Prior to this role, Chris spent four years as the Director of Global Tax Planning.
Prior to joining O-I, Chris spent over twelve years with Ernst & Young LLP (“E&Y”). A significant portion of Chris’ time with E&Y involved providing international tax consulting services to Fortune 500 clients. Chris has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Toledo, with a major in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Ohio. Chris also serves on the University of Toledo Accounting Advisory Council.
Rebecca is currently an Assurance Director in the Northwest OH market. In addition to her client responsibilities, she currently serves as the office operations lead which includes leading the firm’s local corporate responsibility and community involvement efforts. As part of this role, Rebecca is responsible for driving the market’s human capital and community strategies. She brings more than 17 years of experience to this role, having served in various leadership positions on both large multi-national clients in Northwest OH and Southeastern MI as well as leadership roles within the various PwC initiatives including the Women’s Senior Leadership Group, PwC Foundation “Earn Your Future” program and Take Your Child to work day activities.
Christine M. Slade, CPA
Senior Audit Manager
Christine Slade is a Senior Audit Manager with Rehmann and is located in the Toledo office. Christine has worked as an auditor in a wide variety of industries during her career, including manufacturing, distribution, not-for profit organizations, and employee benefit plans. She has worked on both closely held businesses and on publically traded company audits, including the implementation and performance of Sarbanes Oxley compliance auditing. Christine has served as a senior manager on audits, reviews, agreed upon procedures and special projects and focuses on closely-held companies and not-for profit engagements.
Christine joined Rehmann in 2013 in conjunction with our business combination with Spilman, Hills & Heidebrink, Ltd. Prior to joining Spilman in 2007, she gained valuable experience in the audit department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Toledo. Christine is a graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance.
Doug Sosko, CPA
Tax Senior Manager
Doug Sosko has over 16 years of experience with manufacturing companies, not-for-profit entities and individual tax services. He is a member of the AICPA and OSCPA and he currently is the treasurer for the Toledo Day Nursery, a committee member for Sal’s Pals, and a member of the University of Toledo Advisory Council. Doug is a licensed certified public accountant in Ohio.
His experience includes non-for-profit entities, including work with the unrelated business income tax, tax planning for high worth individuals, trust and estate taxes, assisting clients with tax planning services, including organizational structure, unrelated business taxable income issues and mergers and acquisitions. His Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, is from The University of Toledo.
Crystal Threet is a Senior Manager in Assurance at Ernst & Young. She has been at EY for nine years and is responsible for a variety of initiatives such as the inclusiveness committee, recruiting at UT, and has taught in EY's continuing education programs for several weeks per year. She works on clients in a variety of different industries (manufacturing, healthcare) and is an expert regarding IFRS and US GAAP. Her clients include Owens-Illinois and Cooper Tire, as well as several private companies. Crystal received her Bachelor's in Accounting (which she received along with a performance minor in music) and her Masters in Accounting from the University of Toledo. Crystal is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Jaimiee Weaver, CPA
Gilmore, Jason & Mahler, Ltd
Jaimee Weaver is the lead tax partner in the Maumee office of Gilmore, Jasion & Mahler, Ltd. who has over 13 years of experience in public accounting. Jaimee began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers providing tax services to a broad range of clients and joined Gilmore, Jasion & Mahler, Ltd. in 2003.
Jaimee provides tax planning and compliance services for individuals and all types of businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, healthcare, and professional services. Jaimee graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Accounting. Jaimee is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Manager of Financial Reporting
Angelique West’s current position is Manager of Financial Reporting at La-Z-Boy Incorporated. She has been employed with La-Z-Boy for three years. Her primary responsibilities include preparation and review of external filings, XBRL, consolidations, forecast preparation including the consolidation of the annual operating plan, variance investigation, and journal entry and account reconciliation review.
Mrs. West is a Certified Public Accountant. She previously held roles in both Corporate Accounting and Internal Audit at Owens-Illinois. She received an M.S.A. from the University of Toledo.
Buckenmeyer & King CPAs
Constance D. Zouhary, CPA serves as Executive Vice President of Buckenmeyer & King,
CPA’s, a local Toledo accounting firm. She has more than 25 years of experience in
accounting and taxation, working with privately held businesses and their owners,
especially in tax planning, buying and selling businesses, management advisory, and
debt financing services. Her community involvement has included current Vice Chair
of The University of Toledo Foundation, current Board Member of Stone Oak Country
Club, Past President of the University of Toledo Alumni Association and past Treasurer
of the Toledo Botanical Gardens.
Connie received her BBA from the University of Toledo and is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of CPA’s.