Alumni News May 2011


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Alumni News May 2011

  1. 1. Departmental News – The Public Accounting Report surveys professors aboutaccounting graduate programs and is distributed to public accounting firms. Our MSA programranked #12 nationally in our category.In addition, the SIUE graduates who took the CPA exam in 2009 had the fifth highest pass ratein the country on the Auditing section of the exam (86.7%)!linkedIn – Join the SIUE Accounting Alumni Group on LinkedIn and/or connect with medirectly. I will post this newsletter on my profile to make it easier to share with others.Disclaimer Below is what I’ve been told since the last newsletter in 2009. Some of my information certainly is out of date, so if you send me corrections/changes, I’ll send an addendum in August. I also estimated children’s ages based on when you sent a note, so they could be off by a year or so, depending on birthdays. Finally, send family photos, and I’ll include a photo album in the August edition.ALUMNI NEWSKristina Allen joined Stone Carlie.Josh Andres is a Senior Accountant with Scheffel in Edwardsville.Arif Ashfaq recently moved to Lexington, South Carolina with his wife Sameena and three children, Zara (1), Zain, (4) and Zoya (9). Arif is a manager with Ernst & Young in the Northeast Finance Performance Improvement Practice. Sameena is a physician.Adam Ausmus works at the Illinois Auditor Generals Office in Springfield.Kim Banovz is a Senior Financial Analyst at Ingeroll Rand.Ryan Bartlett accepted a job with Huber, Ring, Helm & Co.Jeremy Bearth was promoted to Controller at Gundlach Equipment in Belleville. Grace just turned 3, and they are expecting their second child in October.Gina (Fingerlin) Beauchamp has two boys, Jordan (7) and Jaden (4), and works at Wells Fargo. 1
  2. 2. Krystle Behrman and her husband, Chad, both work for Deloittes Federal Practice in Washington, D.C. They are living in Old Town Alexandria.Stephanie Behymer passed the CPA exam and works at RubinBrown.Max Berendson is a Senior Internal Auditor at Solutia.Kristin (Giebe) Bettorf has three children, Jayden (3), and one-year old twins, Hadley and Taylor. She is a Tax Consultant at Wellpoint.Alicia Bianco works at Memorial Medical Center.Maria & Gary Blase moved to Charlotte, N. C. when Maria was promoted to CFO of the Climate Solutions Sector of Ingersoll Rand. Gary is "commuting" to Laird Technologies in St. Louis. Alex graduated from Mizzou and works in South Dakota. Margerite is at Pitzer College and just returned from a year of study in Italy.Crystal Bock works at Scheffel & Company in Jerseyville.Vicki Borror started her own firm, Quality Accounting Solutions, after almost 15 years at Ernst. In addition, she teaches part time for us in the CMIS Department.Sarah (Coulter) Bouchette joined Kilian Corporation as an Accounting Supervisor in February and had her second child, Elise, in July. Gabriel is two.Mary Brenner moved back to Glen Carbon from Texas with her 5 year-old granddaughter, Andrea.Mike Brokering is a Principal at Diel & Forguson Financial Group.Julie (Albers) Brown accepted the position of Assistant Controller for Beelman Trucking. She lives in New Baden with her husband and daughters, Caroline (8), Madeline (3), and Cassandra (almost 2).Mike Buescher is Director of Tax at Watlow, the largest custom designer and manufacturer of industrial electric heaters, sensors and controllers.Kathy Burstadt is Controller at HOK group, an global architectural firm.Nathan Butler was hired as Assistant Controller at Young Dental in Earth City and works mostly on the production and operations management side of the business.Stacy (Poos) Campbell is a Manager at Mueller Prost (formerly MPP&W). 2
  3. 3. Marcos Carpizo works in the Accounting Department at Enterprise Holdings in the Car Sales Division.Kevin Coppinger is a Competitive Intelligence Product Consultant with Allstate Insurance.Jennifer Crimm is a Manager in Assurance Services at Stone Carlie.Lindsay Davis started working at RubinBrown.Bishok Dhungana joined K. K. Mehta CPAs in New York as a Tax Associate.Casey Donahue joined Nestle Purina in Internal Audit.Dawn Dossett is Director of Internal Audit at Midwest BankCentre.Sarah (Petitt) Duckwitz is the Controller at Foutch Brothers in Kansas City. Emily is 3 and Alex is 6.Bob Dumstorff is a Manager in the Real Estate Services Group at RubinBrown.Susan Eickhoff received the 2009 National Mentoring Award from KPMG.Stephanie Ellsworth now works with the Veterans Administration.Sarah Earnhart began working at BKD.Chelsea File joined the Illinois Office of the Auditor General in Springfield.Rita Finney is Senior Vice President of Savantage Solution in Washington, D.C.Jared Fischer is a Staff Auditor with Lopata, Flegel & Co.Debbie Fox is Manager of Compensation and Relocations at APL in Phoenix.Erin (Pirok) Frank had a baby boy in May of 2010.Sarah Baldwin and Jonathan Frederick got married in October of 2010 and live in Belleville. Jonathan works at Scheffel.Chad Gall is a Supervisor at Anders Minkler & Diehl.Christi (Castile) Geggus is a Supervisor at Tzinberg & Dowdy. Logan is 6, and Brooke is 3.Jason Geminn accepted the position of Director of Tax at Prairie Farms Dairy in Carlinville. 3
  4. 4. Marci (Caselton) Gietl is a Manager at Becker and Rosen.Jamie (Kruckeberg) Grapperhaus had a baby girl, Alaina Mae, in July of last year. She continues to work at Scheffel.Denise Griebel is Senior Vice President - Financial Operations at NSI Marketing Services.Jane Groeteka is a Tax Associate at Anders Minkler & Diehl.Calvin Guthrie is Pricing Coordinator at Spectrum Healthcare Resources and has taught at McKendree part-time.Sara (Lotter) Hampton had identical twin boys on March 23, 2010, Brennan and Grayden. They joined big sister, Reese (4). Sara continues to work at Energizer.Jean Harris works at TSI Engineering.Chelsea Heap joined Laclede Gas working in the Financial Reporting and Analysis Department.Jeff Hemker started his own company providing Legal and Tax Services and teaches taxes part-time for us.Rebekah Herring got engaged in 2010, so Im thinking she may be married by now. Shes a Senior Accounting Specialist at Fleishman-Hillard.Paulette Heuer joined American Railcar Leasing in a Financial Reporting role.Bud (Anthony) Hollenkamp moved to the Denver/Colorado Springs office of BKD with his wife, Lori, and Dominic (5) and Kendall (2).Chris Howard joined Community Financial Advisors as Vice President last year.Emily Irvine is a Staff Accountant at Landscape Brands in St. Louis.Jay Jaeger is a Financial Analyst with Express Scripts.Camie (Jansen) Kampwerth works at The Maschhoffs and Karter is three years old.Keith Kehrer is an Attorney with Bryan Cave and is an adjunct professor at Washington University. He is a member of the SIUE Foundations Advisory Board.Andrew Kenny joined Archer Daniels Midland as Manager of Accounting Policy and IFRS. Being a rational human being, he chose to move from Bermuda to lovely Decatur, Illinois. 4
  5. 5. Queen King is Accounting Manager at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in California.Travis Klingler is now a Supervisor at Brown Smith Wallace.Laura Knebel earned her Certified Internal Control Auditor designation and continues to work as an auditor for the Army Audit Agency. Her son, Tony, is almost 4.Jay Kohlmiller is now with Collier Turley Martin.Bryan Kress accepted a job as an Assistant National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.Tiffany (Thornley) Kuntemeier got married and is working at Mueller Prost.Adit Kurella is a Financial Analyst at US Bank.Kris Lafore is with LarsonAllen.Breanne (La Greca) Lambert got married in 2009 and completed the CPA exam in 2010. She works at UHY Advisors.Cari Loy is a Staff Accountant at Scheffel.Chris Loyd moved to New York in 2007 when he worked for Societe Generale as Vice President in their Market Risk Group. This year, he joined Ernst & Young in the Financial Services Risk Management Group as a Manager on the Structured Finance Advisory Services Team.Yali Lu is the Manager of International Finance at Manheim in Atlanta.Julie Lutz recently accepted a job in Omaha as a Senior Manager of Revenue Recognition at Yahoo!Lenise Majors works at Stone Carlie.Kelly Malson created a scholarship for MSA students.Doug Matthews joined Center Oil Company (G.P.& W.) as a Tax Accountant.Katie Mettille is a Staff Auditor at Norman Backues & Associates.Erik Meyer is an Account Coordinator at Enterprise Holdings.Miranda Middleton joined LarsonAllen as a Staff Accountant.Gabe Mitchell works at Beyond Housing, Inc. 5
  6. 6. Karen Mohme is the Controller for PE-Services in Dayton, Ohio.Candace Monk works in accounting at The Infertility Center at St. Lukes Hospital. Since the last newsletter, she got married. She has a three year old daughter.Jesse Mumm works for Shapiro Flom.Tim Musholt passed the CPA exam on his first attempt. He works at Katz, Sapper & Miller in Indianapolis.Frank Nation is completing his Ph.D. in accounting at SIU Carbondale.Scott Niehaus is Manager at BKD.Ryan Nowakowski is an Advanced Planning Associate with Federated Funeral Directors of America.Adanna Nwodu moved to Chicago and is the Chief Fiscal Officer of the Illinois State Board of Investment.Amy Palecek is working at BKD.Max Paller works at the Illinois Auditor Generals Office in Springfield.Laurie (Sanders) Peacock got married and works at Scheffel.Kim (Metcalf) Peery is a Senior Manager of Financial Accounting at Stereotaxis, a company that specializes in high-tech cardiac instruments.Emily Penrod works at Diel & Forguson Financial Group in the Tax Department.Jeremy Plank is the Chief Deputy Treasurer for Madison County.Matt Powell is a Supervisor at Stone Carlie.Justin Price began working at LarsonAllen.Terry Pruitt is a Market Admin. Leader with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in St. Louis.Marisa Reichert is interning with BKD.Paul Renner joined Pritchard Osborne as a Staff Accountant.Kevin Reynolds is an Auditor with Stone Carlie. 6
  7. 7. Doris Reynolds-Johnson is President of Pragmatica Healthcare Solutions and is on the School of Business Advisory Board.Lorri Rippelmeyer is a Senior Manager with Anders Minkler & Diehl.Quinn Rodenberg is working at BKD.Tracie (Williams) Roland is in Brisbane, Australia working as a Systems Accountant at Cardno, an international professional services group specializing in infrastructure services.Steve Rommerskirchen works at Kerber, Eck, and Braeckel, and my team beats his at a golf outing at Indian Springs every year. (I do have a ringer on my team, however.)Eric Sachtleben is a Senior Accountant with West & Company.Steve Saidi passed the CPA exam. He is engaged to Mwayi, and they live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Stephanie Schuette began working at RubinBrown.Lucas Shook passed the CPA exam and is a Financial Analyst - Retail Accounting at Brown Shoe.Emily (Klaus) Sill is a Senior Tax Accountant at Brown Smith Wallace.Ryan Sims is in the Audit Department of RubinBrown.Danielle Sprout joined Scheffel & Co.Elizabeth Stack works at Shapiro Flom & Company.Virginia Staggs passed the CPA Exam and is in Financial Accounting at Boeing.Curtis Stoll works at Fick, Eggemeyer and Willamson in Columbia, Illinois.Jeff Streif is a Principal at UHY Advisors and is certified as a Fraud Examiner and an Information Systems Auditor.Scott Stringer joined Ostrow Reisen Berk & Abrams, Ltd. in Chicago to head their Forensic and Litigations Services Practice.Julie Strong moved to Grants Pass, Oregon.Kelly (Rausch) Strubberg has two boys, Bode (1) and Henrik (3). She is a Senior Accountant at US Bankcorp. 7
  8. 8. Chris Taylor joined the Internal Audit Staff for the SIU System.Christian Tieman works at Brown Smith and Wallace as an auditor in the Insurance Services Department.Amy (Donaldson) Tymoszenko is a Senior with KPMG Advisory Group in Chicago.Katie (Miller) Unverfeht got married. She is a staff accountant at Stone Carlie.Bernice Varady is a Senior Accountant at Eclipse Capital Management.Nina Vicharnakorn in an Internal Auditor with FirstBank.John Waitukaitis is an Audit Manager at Anders Minkler & Diehl.Amy Wake works at HSHS Medical Group, the company that owns St. Elizabeths Hospital in Belleville, among others.Adam & Abby (Solomon) Ward moved to Zurich, Switzerland. Adam just began a two year rotation there with KPMG.Rod Washausen owns his own practice in Waterloo.Heather Wiesemeyer works at Scheffel in Highland.Samantha Willis is a Staff Auditor at Stone Carlie.Lisa Winkeler joined Scheffel in Highland.Doug Witte is an Accounting Manager with Kemco Aerospace Manufacturing.Norman Wohlschlaeger passed BEC and Audit and works at Deloitte.Donna Wright is President and Director of Financial Services at DKW Consulting in Chicago.Josh Zellerman works at Ernst & Young. Do you have news about you or other alums? Let us know what’s happening by e-mailing me at or Judy Woodruff at All errors are totally my responsibility. Please contact me with any corrections. Keep in touch, Linda 8