I am pleased to announce the appointment of Darwin Jones as ODK’s new National Treasurer. Darwin succeeds Clifford Yee who stepped down at the end of December. The Board of Director’s unanimously approved Darwin’s appointment, effective January 1, 2013, at our December 12th meeting.
Darwin is a Manager in KPMG’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Tax practice, based in New York. He has extensive experience in tax compliance, deal execution, and planning and structuring transactions for public and privately held clients. Darwin also works closely with KPMG’s International Corporate Services practice providing international tax consulting services to private equity clients on cross-border M&A transactions.
In 2011, Darwin was one of 35 CPAs under the age of 35 selected to participate in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Leadership Academy. Identified as a rising star in the accounting profession, Darwin joined his peers from across the country to learn leadership theory, strategic planning techniques, and to discuss the most important issues facing CPAs and the accounting industry.
Since 2010, Darwin has served as Co-Chair of the New York State Society of CPA’s (NYSSCPA) COAP Program Advisory Board. COAP is a 5-day summer program for high school juniors and is designed to recruit young minorities into the CPA profession. COAP provides an invaluable preview of college life, and encourages high-school students to think beyond college and learn about the business world.
Darwin is a member of KPMG’s African-American Network Advisory Board, the NYSSCPA Taxation of Mergers & Acquisition Committee, as well as a member of the AICPA Student Recruitment Committee where he serves on the Minority Scholarship Task Force.
Darwin holds a BS in Accounting from the University at Albany and an MS in Taxation from Long Island University – Brooklyn. Darwin is a Certified Public Accountant in New York. Darwin is a 2005 initiate of the Circle at UAlbany and former Circle President.