Accounting, MS Advisory Board


A unique aspect of Saint Mary's M.S. in Accounting Program is the Advisory Board. The board was established to provide valuable input in curricular and programmatic development, enhance student's professional and career development, and assist in real-life business accounting projects for students in the practicum course.

  • Frank Balestreri, Partner, Sensiba San Filippo (SSF)
  • Steve deHaan, Managing Director, Andersen Tax LLC 
  • Brian Dooley, Director, Corporate Accounting, Safeway
  • Dana L. Kotarba, Signing Director, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Diana Sosa, Partner, Bregante + Company
  • Wallace Tang, Chief Financial Officer, The State Bar of California
  • Kelvin Tetz, Partner, Moss Adams
  • Jason Trimborn, Partner, KPMG LLP
  • Michael VanderKlugt, Partner, Deloitte
  • Nancy Yuen, Senior Manager of SOX, Google Inc.


Erica Kim

"I grew up in Korea, majoring in Business Management. After working at private companies for a few years as an accountant, I went back to school to advance my career. Being a full-time working professional with two little kids, Saint Mary's M.S. in Accounting program was a perfect fit. The hybrid format provided both online classes that are convenient and flexible and the on-site classes that provided personal interaction with our classmates and professors. Also, the SEBA Graduate Career Services prepared me well for the career fair so that I was able to secure a full-time offer at Armanino a year before my graduation date. I highly recommend Saint Mary's for those who are looking to advance in the accounting field."

Erica Kim, M.S. Accounting

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