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Sufrin Seminars

The Sufrin lectureship is presented each year by the Department of Accounting and Law. The speaker is someone of distinguished achievement in the fields of accounting, finance, financial economics or financial management.

The format varies, but generally the guest speaker will give a presentation for faculty and students from UB and other area academic institutions, as well as business professionals. The session is typically followed by a question and answer period.

This lectureship is funded by a generous contribution by Dr. Gerald Sufrin, professor and chair of the University at Buffalo's Department of Urology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Mr. Leslie Sufrin, founder of Leslie Sufrin & Company, a division of Weiser LLP. The lectureship is named in memory of their parents.

2014 Speaker

Debra A. Cutler, CPA
Ethics Expert

Paul Munter, CPA
KPMG Lead Technical Partner

2013 Speaker

Mark Nigrini, PhD
Forensic Accounting Expert

2012 Speaker

Tony Bishop
Director of the Deloitte Forensic Center

Scott Socha
Vice President-Treasurer at Delaware North Companies

2011 Speaker

William Hochul
United States Attorney for the Western District of New York

Sherron Watkins
former Enron Corporation Vice President

2010 Speaker

Robert L. Goecks
Egris LLC Specialist in Anti-Money Laundering

Thomas P. Mullen
PricewaterhouseCoopers New York Mergers and Acquisitions Group

2010 Speaker

Lisa D. Filomia
Ernst & Young IFRS Financial Services Leader

2009 Speaker

Mary M. Sjoquist, Esq.
Special Counsel to PCAOB Board Member Bill Gradison
PCAOB Regulation in a Challenging Global Environment

2008 Speaker

John Nofsinger, PhD
Lang Fellow and Professor of Finance, Washington State University
The Psychology of Investing

2007 Speaker

Thomas J. Linsmeier, PhD
Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Financial Reporting Issues Facing the FASB