Gonzaga continuously improves the curriculum based on feedback from the Accounting Advisory Board, which is comprised of representatives from accounting firms across the United States. Their input ensures students develop the skills and competencies that hiring firms seek. 

Learn more about the members of our Accounting Advisory Board by clicking on their names below.

Mary ActorMary Actor

Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC

Mary is a principal at Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC and is the Director of Assurance Services. In addition, Mary oversees and manages quality control, professional training and internal systems within the firm. Mary is also a key operations point person within the firm and has led the implantation of several strategic, firm wide initiatives. These initiatives include GoFileRoom and Prosystem fx Engagement software conversions.


Jeff CorbettJeff Corbett

Seattle Office Tax Managing Partner
Deloitte Tax LLP

Jeff became the Office Tax Managing Partner for Seattle in 2013. In his role, Jeff oversees the Seattle operations, talent, and marketplace activities for the Deloitte tax practice. In addition, Jeff oversees the operations and talent activities for the Portland and Boise tax practices.


Tammy EricksonTammy Erickson

Moss Adams LLP

Tammy has been in public accounting since 1993 and is a leader in Moss Adams' government, higher education, not-for-profit, and health care practices. She specializes in providing accounting, auditing, and consulting services to higher education, quasi-governmental, health care, and other not-for-profit organizations. She coordinates and supervises audits, provides consultation related to internal controls, and provides continuing education classes internally as well as externally to various organizations.


David GreenDavid Green

Managing Member
David Green CPA PLLC

David has over 33 years of experience in public accounting serving individuals on tax matters including estate and gift tax planning, retirement planning, charitable giving strategies, income tax minimization, stock option planning and taxation of fiduciaries.


Stacey HarringtonStacy Harrington

Director – Corporate Revenue Assurance

Stacy thrives in dichotomy as an Accounting Major and a Theatre Minor. She is truly a strategic leader with a passion for people and a proven ability to proactively identify risk and resource needs to create an agile and high performing revenue recognition function. Stacy is energized by digging into the details to solve tough challenges for senior leaders. With her dynamic and energetic personality, she’s proven her ability to attract and develop key talent.


Rob KeasalRob Keasal

Tax Partner
Peterson Sullivan LLP

Rob’s main focuses include real estate, professional partnerships and LLC's, along with their uses in estate planning. Rob also has extensive experience regarding inbound international tax issues.


Meredith MahoneyMeredith Mahoney

Partner –State and Local Tax

Meredith advises clients on various multistate tax matters including: reorganizing/restructuring, income tax provisions, revenue sourcing, due diligence/acquisition planning, controversies and compliance matters. Meredith consults with companies representing a wide variety of industries including technology, retail and manufacturing. Her primary area of concentration is state income and franchise taxes, but also assists clients with issues involving sales, use and business activity taxes.


Liesl NebelLiesl Nebel

Financial Controller
Schoolhouse Elective & Supply Co. 


Chris RichardChris Richard

Director of Accounting Policy

Chris is a top-performing accounting and finance professional with progressive career growth, over 16 years of experience with Big Four public accounting firms, and 2 years of experience working internationally. Chris consistently proves to be successful in fast-paced environments and is recognized for his excellent technical, supervisory, project management, and client service skills.

Kevin SellKevin Sell


Kevin is a tax specialist with over 30 years of experience working with businesses and high net worth individuals to minimize income and estate taxes. He is active in the community, serving on several not-for-profit boards, and is the past President of the Spokane Estate Planning Council.

Thomas SulewskiThomas Sulewski

Clark Nuber

Thomas is the Shareholder in charge of the Audit and Accounting Department at Clark Nuber. He specializes in privately held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Thomas’ services include: audits, reviews, and business consulting projects.

Brooke SullivanBrooke Sullivan

Assistant Controller
Seattle Mariners



Leonard SweetLeonard Sweet

Eide Bailly, LLP


Matthew HoagMatthew Hoag

Associate Professor of Accounting
Gonzaga University

Dr. Hoag is an alumnus of Gonzaga University’s accounting program. After graduation, he worked for three years as an audit associate/senior in KPMG’s Seattle office with clients in a range of industries including healthcare, technology, higher education and manufacturing.

Dr. Hoag is excited to be teaching at his alma mater and is passionate about advising and mentoring students to empower their success. He integrates current business events, corporate governance theory, and ethical issues in course lessons and assignments to encourage students to recognize the importance of the big picture. Dr. Hoag is also an avid Gonzaga basketball fan.







Michael WhitmoreMichael Whitmore

Tax Senior Director


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Graduate Accounting Ranked #25

U.S. News & World Report ranks Gonzaga’s Graduate Accounting programs 25th in the nation, a testament to our remarkable students and faculty.

CPA Exam Pass Rate #7 in Nation

Our 1st-time CPA pass rate of 83.2% is 7th best in the nation (large programs) and #1 in the Northwest.

Forensic Accounting Lab

This elective course offers students an exciting opportunity to help law enforcement officials prosecute white collar crime and help victims of fraud achieve justice. Learn more about the Forensic Accounting Lab.

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