Paul V. Stahlin ’74 Elected Chairman of the AICPA

Paul V. Stahlin ’74, CPA, was recently elected as the chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the world’s largest body of CPAs. Paul has many years of service to the organization and was past president of the New Jersey Society of CPAs.

He said the United States is emerging from a period of economic turmoil that has “driven demand for new business practices, new regulations, new oversight, and new solutions,” in his inaugural speech, titled “Seize the Future.”

As a student at Montclair State, Stahlin was part of the first fully matriculated accounting program at the School of Business. An accounting major, he helped found and was the first president of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity. He was vice president of the accounting club and active on the College Life Union Board.

He met his future wife, Annamary Ladanye ’74, the first week of his freshman year. The couple lives in Montgomery Township, NJ, and has four daughters, Helen, Kathryn, Emily, and Maggie.

“The education at Montclair State went beyond book knowledge,” Paul shares proudly. “It served as a foundation for a sense of community and solidified the need to give back to that community.”

Paul has been a member of the MSU Foundation Board of Trustees since 1999 and is a past chair of the Board. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater in 1999. He was co-chair of the Campaign for the Second Century, the largest in the University’s history, which raised $60 million for Montclair State.

Paul is regional president of Skylands Community Bank in Chester, NJ. He has had an extensive career in banking, having served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fleet Credit Card Services and corporate controller of Summit Bancorp. He is currently chair of the audit committee of the Somerset Medical Center Board of Trustees. His community involvement and board service are extensive.

“My four years at Montclair State prepared me well with the skills required to achieve success in the world beyond college,” he adds.

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