Arthur J. Roth, CPA, has served as one of our directors since October 2003. Mr. Roth previously served as commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance from 1999 to 2003.
Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Mr. Roth was Deputy Commissioner for Operations, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance from 1996 until 1999. Mr. Roth was a senior consulting director with Coopers and Lybrand from 1992 to 1996 and a founder and managing director of Roth Nobis & Company, an accounting firm serving the manufacturing and service industries, from 1968 to 1992. Mr. Roth serves as a director for MVP Healthcare and also serves as director for several non-profit companies including the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Roth served on the Board of Directors and as the Chair of the Audit Committee of First Albany Capital Inc. from October 2003 until August 2006.
Mr. Roth is a certified public accountant and holds a B.A. degree from Syracuse University. Since December 2011, Mr. Roth servers as a tax consultant to the international law firm of Mayer Brown LLP. Previously, 2003 to 2011 he was a tax consultant to the law firm of Hodgson Russ LLP. Mr. Roth has expertise in taxation, public accounting, disclosure and financial systems management due to his roles in government and private accounting practice. In addition, Mr. Roth’s executive leadership experience provides him with insights into corporate governance matters.