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Thomas D. Weddell, CPA

Tom joined the firm in September 1978 and became a Partner in January 1984. His dedication to his clients and his outstanding mentoring ability to his team led Tom to become a Partner in the firm just 6 short years after he was hired. Tom has been serving as the Managing Partner since July 1996 and has 30 years of significant auditing, accounting, tax, and business development experience.

In addition to being the Managing Partner of the Firm, Tom is also the partner-in-charge of the Audit Department and is ultimately responsible for every audit performed by the Firm. Tom’s industry experience includes, but is not limited to, transportation, manufacturing, non-profit, and wholesale, retail, and distribution.

Professional/Industry/Community Affiliations:

  • SUNY New Paltz School of Business Advisory Board—Board Member, Chair of Governance Nominating Committee
  • Orange County Citizens Foundation—Past Chairman of the Board, Board of Directors
  • Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce—Past Chairman of the Board
  • Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress—Past Board of Directors & Finance Committee
  • Orange County Community Foundation—Founding Member, Past Board of Directors, Finance Committee
  • United Way of Orange County—Board of Directors, Campaign Chair 2007 & 2008
  • The Chamber Foundation—Past Chairman, Board Member
  • The Powelton Club, Newburgh—Chairman, Board Member, Treasurer
  • Empire State Bank—Board of Directors, Audit Committee Chair
  • Town of Newburgh Volunteer Ambulance Corp.—Treasurer, Board Member
  • Mid-Hudson Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs —Past President
  • New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA)—Chapter Representative
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)—Member
  • Dutchess County Economic Development Corp—Past Board Member
  • Leadership Dutchess—Past Chairman of Committee, Current Committee Member
  • United Way of Dutchess & Orange County—Campaign Committee Member
  • National Purple Heart Hall of Honor—Treasurer, Board Member
  • Newburgh Armory Community Center—Treasurer, Board Member
  • Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce—Board Member, Consolidation Committee Chairmen
  • 2018 Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan – The David Cocks Award for the Commitment to Community
  • 2019 Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce – The Community Service Award.

Education:

  • SUNY Albany—Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • University of Chicago—Graduate School of Business Program
  • Results Accountants Systems School of Business Development—Graduate
  • Dale Carnegie Training—Graduate
  • Leadership Orange—Graduate

Practice Emphasis:

  • Business development consulting
  • Financial statements and tax returns
  • Tax planning
  • Auditing
  • Internal controls and procedures advice
  • Best practices ideas
  • Industry benchmarking
  • Board development and governance
  • Development of alternative revenue sources

Awards:

  • 2005: National Republican Congressional Committee—Businessman of the Year Award
  • 2007: SUNY New Paltz School of Business ‘Business Person of the Year’
  • 2008: Leadership Orange Award.
  • 2009: United Way of Orange County Marion S. Murphy, Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award recipient.
  • 2011: Michael H. Urbach Community Builder Award
  • 2012: Mount St. Mary College ‘Dedication to Community Award’
  • 2012: Ruth & James Ottaway Medal Recipient
  • 2012: Leadership Orange ‘Hall of Fame Award’
  • 2013: Boy Scouts of the Hudson Valley – Distinguished Citizen Award
  • 2014: Leadership Dutchess—Honorary Graduate Class of 2014
  • 2015: United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region—Community Champion Award
  • 2015: Worldwide Community First Responder—Leadership Award
  • 2016: Pillars of the Community—Distinguished Service Award

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