Pre-Dinner Technical Session (5:00 -
Opportunities in Accounting
Education: Not Just a Second Career
Accounting and Finance
Department Chair of Stark State
College, is an Akron, Ohio, native and graduate of Archbishop Hoban High School. Don earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Akron and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Texas at Tyler. He is a CPA in the states of Ohio and Texas.
Mr. Mullen spent the vast majority of his career working for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company where he held numerous financial management positions and traveled throughout the world. Before retiring, his last position was Director of Finance for the Chemical Division and Global Products (including worldwide racing). He was responsible for the financial management of an annual revenue budget of $1.5 billion. Don is currently fulfilling a life long dream of working in education and serving as Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Accounting and Finance at Stark State College.
Don and his wife Karen, a healthcare executive, live in Bath and they have three grown children.
the chair of the Department of
Accounting/Information Systems at
Ashland University. In addition to
serving on the board of the Canton
IMA Chapter she is on the ICMA Board
of Regents. She began her career in
a financial institution, continued
with a manufacturing company and
then transitioned into teaching
after obtaining her Ph.D. from Kent
State University. As an IMA campus
advocate she advises the student
chapter, promotes the CMA
certificate on campus and encourages
students to take advantage of
various leadership opportunities
with the IMA.
graduated from Mount Union College
in 1977 with a BA in Accounting
from The Ohio State University in
1979 with an MBA with a
concentration in finance. “Bert”
became a CPA in 1981 and a CMA in
1999. After 5 years working with
Ernst and Young LLP, he joined the
administration of Malone University,
and soon began to teach. He has held
a number of administrative and
faculty positions at Malone
University and currently is an
Associate Professor with teaching
responsibilities in the
undergraduate and graduate programs
in the fields of financial and
managerial accounting. Bert also
teaches in the College Experience
is married to Judith L. Smith. They
have two grown children, A. Andrew
Smith, and Bonnie Wiggins. Albert
attends Christ Presbyterian Church
where one of the major joys of his
life is singing in the choir. He
also serves on the Music Committee.
Bert is a member of the Boards of
Directors of Voices of Canton, Inc.,
Heritage House, and the Canton
Chapter of the Institute of
Management Accountants. Bert
volunteers as an Assistant Scout
Master with Boy Scout Troop 4 where
he particularly enjoy high adventure
activities such as extended
backpacking and canoeing trips.
is Assistant Professor of Accounting
at the University of Mount Union. He
received both his B.S. in Accounting
and MBA – Finance from The
University of Akron.
Before joining the staff at Mount
Union, Russ taught undergraduate and
graduate level classes at Walsh
University, Kent State University,
and The University of Akron. He also
worked in the audit department of
Deloitte and Touche and performed
internal audits, financial
reporting, accounting research, and
business planning for FirstEnergy.
Russ is married, with 2 sons, and
enjoys planning the trumpet.
After-Dinner Technical Session (7:00
- 8:00 pm))
Accounting: Opportunities Above and
Beyond Your Expectations
McQueen was promoted to President and CEO at the Akron-Canton Airport in 2008.
responsibilities include leading a 50 member team of airport employees, strategic planning, and managing the CAK 2018 Capital Improvement Program; a 10-year, $118 million plan that included a 600 ft. runway extension. Other projects include a customs and border patrol facility and an extended upper level concourse. He reports to an eight member board of trustees (four appointed by the Summit County Executive and four appointed by the Stark County Commissioners) and manages a 13 million dollar annual operating budget.
Akron-Canton Airport offers the lowest average fare in the State of Ohio, thanks to the growth of Southwest Airlines, the
airport’s largest carrier.
Rick began his career at the airport as Airport Accountant in 1982. He was promoted to Controller, then Assistant Director of Finance and Administration and then held the position of Assistant Airport Director, the number two position in the organization. As Assistant Airport Director, he was responsible for managing finances, accounting, contracts, and government funding; personnel hiring and employee benefit programs; and capital project administration, including the $24 million concourse replacement and $80 million in airfield upgrades (part of the STAR Capital Improvement Plan completed in 2006). Under Rick's leadership, the airport received the Excellence in Engineering award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio; the FAA’s Great Lakes Region Safety Award; the American Society of Professional Engineer’s Excellence in Engineering Award; and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office Award for commitment to excellence and invaluable assistance. Rick was also recently named one of Crain’s Cleveland Business’ “Power 150” highlighting 150 of northeast Ohio’s top business/civic leaders.
Rick graduated from Walsh College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Finance. He serves on the Walsh University Advisory Board, the Greater Akron Chamber Board of Trustees, the Akron/Summit County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Canton Regional
Chamber of Commerce and the Stark Development Board. Prior to his employment at the airport, Rick worked for Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young).
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