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Press Release

NYSSCPA Installs Rochester’s Scott M. Adair, CPA, As Its New President

Alonza Robertson, NYSSCPA Media Relations Manager
Published Date:
Jun 1, 2014
NEW YORK  (June 1, 2014) – The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Scott M. Adair, CPA, of West Henrietta, N.Y., begins his one-year term today, June 1, as the association’s 95th president.
He was officially elected during the Society’s 117th Annual Election Meeting and Dinner, which was held at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square in New York City on May 15. “It is an honor and a privilege to serve our profession in this capacity,” Adair said. “I’m looking forward to the upcoming year and working with the Board, and Executive Director Joanne Barry, on ensuring that our profession continues to protect the public and that we further extend our mission as trusted professionals.”
Adair is the current CFO of the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority.  He was previously appointed CFO for Monroe County in  2008 by  County Executive Maggie Brooks after serving the four years there as the county’s controller.
Prior to joining the county, Adair was a senior manager for KPMG LLP and worked with numerous governments  and not-for-profits in New York state.
He has been a member of the NYSSCPA since 2000 and has previously served as the Society’s president-elect, secretary/treasurer and as a member of its Executive Committee. He is a past president and president-elect of the NYSSCPA’s Rochester Chapter.
In 2012, he was awarded the Financial Executive of the Year Award for Non-Profits by the Rochester Business Journal and the Rochester Chapter of Financial Executives International. He is a 2003 recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Baden Street Settlement House, Discovery Charter School and Rochester District Heating. 
Adair holds both a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York–College at Geneseo and an associate’s  in Applied Science degree in Accounting from Monroe Community College in Rochester.
He is also a regular guest on Rochester’s CBS affiliate Channel 8 WROC-TV’s “CPA in the Morning” segment, which is broadcast every Mondaymorning.
At its annual dinner, the NYSSCPA also named as its president-elect Joseph M. Falbo Jr., CPA, a partner with Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP in Williamsville, N.Y., and honored Suzanne M. Jensen, CPA, the CFO of the Business Council of New York, as its Outstanding CPA in Industry Award winner, and A. Rief Kanan,  CPA, a professor of accounting in the School of Business at the State University of New York at New Paltz, as the Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award winner.
Lauren Silberman  a graduate of Lehigh University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and Daniel Eric Rubin, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy degree, were also recognized and honored with the NYSSCPA’s Charles Waldo Haskins Award for receiving the two highest scores in New York state on the Uniform CPA Examination. Both are employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Founded in 1897, the NYSSCPA is the premier professional accounting association for more than 28,000 members residing and practicing in New York state, encompassing all areas of public practice, government, technology, health care, real estate, education and entertainment. 
It is the oldest such organization in the United States and recently moved its headquarters to the heart of New York’s Financial District on Wall Street, directly across from the site where its first offices were located more than 100 years ago.