Cancelled - CFO Panel

When:  Apr 14, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Long Island Chapter
This event has been cancelled as a precaution, due to the Corona Virus.

Donna Blanc, CFO

Hub Truck Rental Corp.

Donna began her career in Public Accounting where she worked as a Staff Accountant with Robbins, Green, Horowitz and Co. In 1987, Donna started her career with Hub Truck Rental Corp. where she has growing tremendously in the 27 years she has been there. After many dedicated years Donna earned the position of Hub's Chief Financial Officer in 2001. Donna then continued to excel and became an integral Shareholder in Hub Truck Rental, Inc. in 2006.

For the past 60 years Hub Truck Rental Corp has been a Full Service Truck Leasing and Maintenance Company. Their corporate office is located in Farmingdale, NY. Hub is one of the Largest privately held Truck Leasing Companies in the Long Island and New York City Region consisting of 9 locations as well as a location in Newark, NJ.

Donna was very instrumental in executing and leading the team in implementing an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in October 2010 for 40% of the Company and completed the final stages to become 100% Employee Owned Company in June 2019. A key accomplishment was being selected as one of Long Island Business News CFO's of the Year- Transformation Agent in 2013. Hub suffered a loss of 140 Lease Trucks during Super Storm Sandy. Donna's ability to juggle immediate financing needs, fulfilling customer's replacement truck needs within a very short time was essential which resulted in pleasing many happy customers!

Donna is a Graduate of the State University at Oneonta. She a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), Board Member, Institute of Management Accountants, Long Island Chapter, A member of the Chief Financial Officers Committee of the Nationalease Organization (Truck Leasing Organization).


Jeffrey M. Yonkers, CFO

Sid Harvey Industries, Inc

Jeffrey M. Yonkers, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") at Sid Harvey Industries, Inc. Sid Harveys is a private, family owned HVAC and refrigeration distributor with more than 80 locations throughout the US. Jeffrey was the former CFO for Best Market which he had a very instrumental role leading the sale to the fifth largest retailer in the world. Jeffrey has over 25 years of experience in both public and private accounting across a wide variety of industries. During that time, he has collected extensive experience in working with closely-held, private-equity and publicly-held businesses with matters involving reporting issues, financial disclosures, and financial statement preparation.

Jeffrey was selected in 2017 as The Milton Zipper Financial Executive of the Year by The Institute of Management Accountants - Long Island Chapter. Beyond his work, Jeffrey has been an effective trainer, frequently holding training seminars on auditing and reporting topics as well as being a panelist on webcasts for A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), where he was the Co-Chair of the Nassau County Chapter Audit Committee for four years. Jeffrey received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York College at Oswego.


Joe Goren, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

AFA Protective Systems, Inc

Joe Goren is currently the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of AFA Protective Systems, Inc., located in Syosset. Joe started his accounting career at Ernst & Young in New York City, where he spent 14 years in their Audit and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. Prior to joining AFA, he spent nine years as the Vice President of Finance and Controller at Sleepy's. Joe graduated from Binghamton University and spent a semester studying in London, England and backpacking throughout Europe.

Joe grew up in Staten Island and now lives with his family in Plainview. During the past several years, Joe has coached intramural soccer, little league and travel baseball. Joe's family enjoys sports, traveling, going to the beach and playing video games.



Rich Richer, CMA, Senior VP Finance

Wilen Group, LLC

Rich Richer is currently the financial lead at the Wilen Group, a fully integrated direct mail marketing agency headquartered in Melville, NY, with major printing facilities in Florida and Nevada. Active as a CFO since 1999, he has also held additional assignments as COO and CEO in firms ranging from $25MM to $200MM in scale. His experience spans both domestic and international entities in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and high technology industries, with both long-term engagements in high growth companies, and short-term consulting assignments focusing on turnaround situations for companies in transition. While having been CFO at a NASDAQ listed Hirsch International, and later the COO of Sartorius AG's US Division, his focus has primarily been in privately owned, closely held and family owned firms.

An IMA member for more than a decade, Rich has been a Board member here at the LI Chapter of the IMA for over three years. He is also a long-term member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), the Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG), and active in the Long Island Financial Executives CFO Group.

Rich began his career at American Brands, with long term stints at United Technologies and at Tropicana, becoming the Director of Finance and Operations for Tropicana's Eastern Division of roughly $800MM. In addition to being a Certified Management Accountant, as a true believer in continuing education, he has earned certifications in IT (CGEIT), treasury and cash management (CCM/CTP), financial planning (FP&A) and is qualified in food safety (HACCP). Rich holds a BS and MBA, majoring in Finance, from Babson College.

This event has been cancelled as a precaution, due to the Corona Virus.


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